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Vegan Southern Chicken and Rice

Vegan Southern Chicken and Rice

A delicious and flavorful vegan chicken and rice recipe made with onions and celery. The rice is seasoned to perfection and paired with Alpha Chik’n Strips for a filling one pot meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Alpha Foods, Plant-Based, Seasoned Rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • neutral oil of choice for sautéing
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup diced celery (small) (1-2 stalks)
  • ½ cup diced white onion
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
  • 1 cup white basmati rice (rinsed and drained)
  • cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup frozen Alpha Chik’n Strips
  • fresh chopped parsley to taste for garnish (optional)


  • In a medium-sized non-stick pot, sauté minced garlic, diced onion and diced celery over medium heat with neutral oil of choice. Sauté until onions are semi translucent and garlic is fragrant. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add in all dry seasonings, rice and vegetable broth. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil.
  • Once the pot has reached a boil, immediately adjust the heat to low so that it can simmer.
  • After you've noticed that most of the liquid is gone, stir in the frozen Alpha Chik'n Strips and continue to let simmer until rice is fully cooked and fluffy. If by chance the rice has not finished cooking, add in a few more splashes of vegetable broth as needed and continue to simmer until cooked.
  • Once the rice is finished cooking and the Alpha Chik'n Strips have warmed through, remove the pot from the heat. Taste and add additional salt as needed. Plate and garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!