Jun 232018
 

Easy Chicken & Yellow Rice
I found this at allrecipes

5 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 green bell pepper, diced (optional)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 (16 ounce) package yellow rice
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 pinch poultry seasoning, or to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

Bring water and chicken bouillon to a boil in a large skillet

Add chicken breasts and bell pepper; simmer over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes

Remove chicken and pour remaining broth into a 9×13-inch baking dish

Stir rice, plus the included seasoning packet, and olive oil into broth

Arrange chicken breast over rice and season with black pepper and poultry seasoning

Bake in the preheated oven until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, about 45 minutes

Fluff rice with a fork before serving

Thoughts
When my kids were growing up I made chicken & yellow rice all the time using leg quarters (I removed the skin, bones, and yuck before adding it to the yellow rice) and it tasted amazing.  I stopped eating it when I started eating boneless skinless chicken breasts years ago. The other day out of the blue I got a craving for it so I decided to find a recipe for that used boneless skinless chicken breast and was quick and easy. I wasn’t sure how it would taste without the skin, bones & fat but thought I’d give it a try.

I didn’t use bell pepper but other than that I followed the recipe. We both thought the chicken was too dry but the flavor was good & the yellow rice tasted really good. We had leftovers so the next night I shredded the chicken and put it and the rice in a saucepan. Then I brought a cup of water  to boil and  added 1/2 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules, stirred well and poured it in the saucepan with the chicken & rice and heated it. This time it was a big hit! So, the next time I make it I’ll use shredded chicken instead of breasts and make it on the stove.

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  29 Responses to “Weekend Cooking: Easy Chicken & Yellow Rice”

  1. The skin and bones (alas) really do add a lot of flavor to chicken dishes, don’t they!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  2. I’m not quite sure what yellow rice is. Will look it up. Have a great week. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter

  3. I have some chicken breasts that need to be cooked up, so maybe I’ll try this. Don’t have any yellow rice though, so will add my own seasonings. After your experience, leaving on the skin and bones.:)

  4. i would make this vegan style with the rice, some sauteed veggies like broccoli, zucchini, carrots, peas, and some veggie broth plus spices like tumeric or cumin, garlic, or red pepper flakes. thanks for the idea!!

  5. YUM! I love chicken and yellow rice. This looks wonderful.

  6. I’m all about easy so I’d try this with shredded chicken.

  7. We don’t eat chicken, but the rice and veggie part sounds wonderful

  8. I was going to say, I think it was just over-baked. Sounds comforting!

  9. sounds like tonight’s dinner

  10. If you do make it I hope you love it too. Just remember if you bake it check it before 45 min. is up.

  11. I don’t think I’ve ever had yellow rice!

  12. Yum! The Tornado is obsessed with yellow rice so this sounds like a perfect dinner option for around here.

  13. Chicken and rice is a good go-to meal for us. I may use boneless thighs as it’s moister that the breast meat. Yellow rice is great! I use Vigo brand quite a bit.

  14. I like simple dishes like this one. Tasty, homey goodness.

  15. Delicious….

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