CHICKEN AND SHRIMP SKILLET DINNER
1/2 pound chicken, sliced thin
1 pound (16-20) extra-large shrimp, cleaned
2 tablespoons olive oil
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1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup diced white onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3/4 cup short grain white rice, rinsed
3 cups chicken stock
Salt and pepper
Fresh parsley and lemon slices, optional for garnish
Slice chicken into thin 2-inch strips. Peel shrimp, leaving the tail on, and clean shrimp by running a paring knife down the back and rinsing out the shrimp vein with cold water.
In a large skillet, add 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken. Season chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook for 6 minutes until chicken is cooked through. It’s okay if it’s slightly undercooked.
Remove chicken from skillet. Add butter, onion, and garlic. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until vegetables are soft.
Add rinsed rice to skillet and pour in chicken stock. Stir together and bring mixture to a simmer. Turn heat down to low. Add chicken back to mixture, cover, and cook for 15 minutes on low heat.
After simmering for 15 minutes, add cleaned shrimp to skillet. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
Uncover skillet and taste rice. Season with salt and pepper if needed. If the skillet has too much liquid, cook uncovered for a minute to thicken.
Finish chicken and shrimp skillet by garnishing with fresh parsley and lemon slices. Serve skillet while warm.