Note: This is a dinner for 4 people, some of which is prepared ahead, so that time before dinner is 33 minutes.
–6 chicken breasts (deboned)
–onion (1, medium)
–mushrooms (12, sliced, baby bellas)
–chicken broth (non-fat, low sodium)
–green beans (frozen)
–almonds (crushed in a food processor, 4 tablespoons)
–white rice (instant)
–salt and pepper
1 – Note: Prepare the chicken ahead of time, and place in the refrigerator. Crush almonds in a food processor. (Or, alternately, use sliced almonds.) Slice the onion. Place the onion and the sliced mushrooms in the bottom of a very large, deep, covered baking dish. Add chicken, one layer only. Add chicken broth to half the level of the chicken, about 1 inch. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, thyme, and olive oil. Put in the refrigerator to cool together, for at least 2 hours. When ready to cook, place, still covered, in the microwave, and microwave for 20 minutes (exactly).
2 – Place 2 cups of white rice in a covered baking dish. Add 2 cups of water. Season with 1 teaspoon of salt, and a few drops of olive oil. Stir. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Let sit at least 5 minutes.
3 – Place 4 handfuls of green beans in a covered baking dish. Season with salt, pepper, olive oil, and almonds. Microwave on high for 8 minutes.
4 – Microwave 6 croissants for 1 minute.
5 – Serve the dinner hot.