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Easy Chicken & Rice

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings

Description

Note: This recipe calls for cooked chicken which is mixed in at the end. Feel free to substitute a supermarket rotisserie chicken if you don’t have time to cook the chicken. If using pre-cooked chicken, skip the steps below to roast your own.


Ingredients

  • 2 large boneless chicken breasts (approximately 2 to 2 ½ pounds total), cut into halves (4 pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon mixed dried herbs (we used a mix of rosemary, thyme, sage and parsley) – 2 tablespoons of mixed fresh herbs may be substituted
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1½ cups carrot ,diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • ¼ cup celery, minced fine
  • 1 cup Texmati rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed to room temperature
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place the boneless chicken breasts in a foil-lined baking dish. Sprinkle herbs, salt and pepper generously over the top of the breasts and roast until cooked through and tender, approximately 20-25 minutes.
  3. While the chicken roasts, in a saucepan with a lid, melt butter over medium high heat then add carrots, onion and celery and sauté until tender – approximately 5 minutes. Add rice and sauté for two more minutes stirring often. Add bay leaf, pour in chicken stock and bring to a boil. Cover with lid and reduce heat to a simmer, cooking rice until tender (approximately 12 minutes.) When rice is tender, add peas and stir. Cover and allow to sit for a few minutes in order for the peas to heat through. Remove and discard bay leaf.
  4. Remove chicken from the oven and place on a cutting board. Pour juices from roasted chicken into the pot of rice and vegetable. Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks, then stir into rice.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste if desired. Serve immediately