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Emeril’s Essence Chicken

A quick “Chicken and Rice” dinner. But it didn’t seem like a chicken and rice dinner. Simple, yet TASTY!

I might have a new “weekend” favorite with this one.  I try to keep our meals simple on the weekend, spaghetti, tacos, and now this…I’ll save my cooking and blogging energy for the week days!

I marinated this chicken in some canola oil and Emeril’s Essence seasonings. Then froze.

Then thawed. Then baked.


BAM!!!!! (Said with all of Emeril’s gusto!)

Emeril’s Essence Chicken

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 30 minutes

Cooking Time – 55 minutes


  • 1.4 lb. chicken breast ($2.35) On sale for $1.68/lb!!!
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil ($.10)
  • 2 Tbsp Emeril’s Essence seasoning ($.50) A homemade version, if you’re interested 🙂
  • 1 cup brown rice ($.40)
  • 1 bag Steamers peas ($.67) There are coupons out for these all the time.


  • Marinate the chicken breast in the canola oil and seasonings for at least 30 minutes, in the fridge. Or longer. Ideally.
  • Bake the chicken in a glass baking dish at 350 for 45-55 minutes, or until the chicken has cooked through.
  • Cook brown rice as directed on bag. Raw brown rice takes 50 minutes to cook. Plan accordingly.
  • Cook the peas as directed on the package.
  • Serve Emeril’s Essence Chicken with Brown Rice and Peas.

Cost $4.02