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Chicken and Rice Bake

Our Chicken and Rice bake is so delicious it will be a favorite throughout your whole family! This hearty recipe is easy to throw together in one pan and can be modified in any way you would like!

Ingredients:

– 4 whole chicken thighs.

– 2 cups of SmartRice.

– 1 medium onion.

– 4 tsp. of salted butter.

– 3 cups of chicken broth.

– 1/2 tsp. of black pepper.

– 2 tsp. of italian seasoning.

– 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder.

– 1 tsp. of oregano.

– 1 tsp. of paprika.

– 1/2 tsp. of salt.

 

Directions:

– Preheat oven to 350 degree and grease a 9×13 pan.

– Cook 2 cups of rice.

– In a separate bowl mix together rice, 1/2 of the melted butter, and onion. Evenly layer this out on the bottom of the 9×13 pan.

– Pour in chicken broth, salt, pepper. Mix well. (You can add heavy cream if you want your rice to have a creamy texture)

– Meanwhile, brush the remaining melted button on chicken thighs. Season chicken thighs with paprika, garlic powder, italian seasoning, thyme and garlic powder.

– Lay the chicken on top of the rice mixture and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 45 minutes.

– Remove from oven and discard the aluminum foil. Cook chicken for an extra 20 minutes uncovered. (or until chicken is cooked through)

– Serve!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree and grease a 9×13 pan.
  2. Cook 2 cups of rice.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together rice, 1/2 of the melted butter, and onion. Evenly layer this out on the bottom of the 9×13 pan.
  4. Pour in chicken broth, salt, pepper. Mix well. (You can add heavy cream if you want your rice to have a creamy texture)
  5. Meanwhile, brush the remaining melted button on chicken thighs. Season chicken thighs with paprika, garlic powder, and oregano. (We substituted old bay for paprika)
  6. Lay the chicken on top of the rice mixture and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and discard the aluminum foil. Cook chicken for an extra 20 minutes uncovered. (or until chicken is cooked through)
  8. Serve!

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