One-Dish Chicken and Rice

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/4  pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 Anaheim or poblano chile peppers, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 can pimientos, rinsed
  • 8 pimiento-stuffed green olives, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 2/3  cup packed chopped fresh cilantro
  • Directions

    1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken, chiles, onion, oregano, paprika and salt and cook, stirring, until the onions have softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
    2. Add tomato sauce, tomato, pimientos, olives, capers and water and bring to a boil. Stir in rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, uncovered, until the sauce is thick, the rice is tender and the chicken is cooked through, 35 to 45 minutes. Stir in cilantro and serve.
    3. Note: Anaheim chiles (a.k.a. New Mexico chiles) are 7 to 10 inches long, ripen from green to red and are mildly spicy. Poblano peppers (sometimes called pasilla peppers) are dark green in color, about 6 inches long and can be fiery or relatively mild; there’s no way to tell until you taste them. The two can be used interchangeably and are found at most large supermarkets.
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    One Response to One-Dish Chicken and Rice

    1. Babygirl says:

      I absolutely love this chicken and rice recipe. I haven’t eaten chicken and rice in along time so I will definitely be using this recipe very soon. Very nice post.

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