Rabu, 14 Agustus 2019

Oven #Baked #Chicken #and #Rice

This Baked Chicken and Rice recipe is made solely within the oven! Buttery garlicky rice topped with baked bird thighs with a terrific seasoning crust.

The little factor that makes all of the difference is to “oven sauté” onion and garlic earlier than including the bird and rice. The rice is outrageously delicious!


You’re about to learn one in every of the all time most universal recipes on my site. Ever.

A Chicken and Rice recipe. It absolutely stuck me with the aid of way of surprise. Not to undermine my very own recipe, simply due to the fact really, if the juicy seasoned bird with its crispy skinless pores and pores and dermis doesn’t get then you the buttery garlicky rice definitely will.

I simply with the aid of way of no means anticipated that an daily recipe like a Chicken and Rice could seize the hearts of of us all round the world!

But I love that it did. I am very fond of this recipe.


Most one-pot-rice this and that recipe begins off at the range then is carried out within the oven. The purpose being that they soar off with the aid of way of sautéing garlic and onion with oil or butter as it be such an most important flavour base for the entire dish. And also for recipes which might be made with pores and pores and dermis on bird thighs, you should sear the bird to render out the fat, otherwise all of it finally ends up within the rice.

If you skip the range step, simply chuck everything in a pan and bake it, then it comes out ok…….but it’s lacking that additional anything some thing which you simply get from sautéing garlic and onion.

My solution: Just pop the onion, garlic and butter into the pan and bake it for 10 minutes to replicate sautéing at the stove.  Then continue with the typical steps of including rice, liquids and chicken.


This is the spice blend I use to season the bird thighs for this Chicken and Rice recipe. It’s one in every of my favorite daily spice combinations simply due to the fact you get optimum depth of flavour for minimal quantity of spices. Plus, I all of the time have those spices accessible – always.

Switch out the thyme for herb of possibility – I fairly typically use oregano – and upload a sprint of cayenne for warmth in case you really sense like it!

The “classic” strategy to make a baked bird and rice is to soar off at the range and end within the oven. Like the ever-popular One Pot Greek Chicken & Lemon Rice. Sear bird to render out the fat, then sauté onion and garlic, upload rice and liquid and carry it to a simmer.

This Chicken and Rice recipe with the aid of way of passes all of that. Active attempt time totals much lower than 10 minutes.

And the difference within the result?

Getting technical, the rice chefs somewhat additional calmly utilizing the vintage technique simply due to the fact you possibly can carry it as much as temperature within the liquid earlier than popping it within the oven. Also the flavour base is a little higher as the onion is sautéed to golden perfection.

But hand on heart, the general flavour difference is beautiful small. I don’t assume most of us could observe the difference in the event that they did a blind style test. (Me included!)

The rice is outrageously good. It’s buttery and garlicky, it’s gentle but now not mushy (I’m of Japanese background, all Asians are snobs whilst it involves rice). It’s got all of the flavour from the juices of the bird and  you get essentially probably the foremost insanely stunning crust at the bird that I simply desire to elect off and have all to myself.


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Close up of Baked Chicken and Rice in a white baking dish recent out of the oven


Oven Baked Chicken and Rice recipe video!

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Close up of Baked Chicken and Rice in a white baking dish recent out of the oven
Oven Baked Chicken and Rice
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 1 hr 10 mins
Total: 1 hr 20 mins
5 from 3 votes
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Recipe VIDEO above. Made solely within the oven (no stove!), the rice on this recipe is outrageously delicious! It’s buttery and garlicky, gentle but now not mushy. The mystery tip is to in short bake onion with garlic and butter earlier than including the rice, liquids and bird – it provides a huge flavour base! 


5 bird thigh fillets , bone in, pores and pores and dermis OFF (Note 1)
1 onion , chopped (brown, white or yellow)
2 cloves garlic (large) , minced
2 tbsp/ 30 g butter (or olive oil)
1 1/2 cups / 270 g lengthy grain white rice (Note 3)
1 1/2 cups / 375 ml bird broth/stock

    1 1/4 cups / 312 ml water, hot (tap is fine)

Chicken Rub (Note 2):

1 tsp paprika powder
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
3/4 tsp salt

    Black pepper

Optional garnish:

    Fresh thyme leaves or finely chopped parsley


    Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
    Scatter onion and garlic in a baking dish (about 10 x 15″ / 25 x 35 cm), then location butter within the centre. Bake for 15 minutes (check at 12 minutes, blend if a few bits are browning too much).
    Meanwhile, blend collectively Chicken Rub. Sprinkle on equally aspects of the chicken.
    Remove baking dish from the oven. Add rice then mix.
    Place bird on rice. Then pour bird broth and water round the chicken.
    Cover with foil, then bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, spray bird with oil (optional), then bake for one more 20 minutes till liquid is absorbed.
    Stand for 5 minutes, then take away bird and fluff up rice. Garnish with parsley if desired, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

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1. Drumsticks may even work huge with this, no should take away the pores and pores and dermis and no switch to cook dinner time or temp.
The pores and pores and dermis ought to be eliminated from the thighs otherwise the rice will likely be too greasy.
If you make this with boneless skinless thigh fillets or breast, positioned the rice within the oven protected with foil WITHOUT chicken. Bake for 30 minutes per recipe, then take away pan, take foil off, higher with bird then return to oven (no foil) for one more 20 – 25 minutes or till liquid within the pan is absorbed, per recipe.
2. This Rub will likely be substituted with any seasonings you want! Lemon Pepper Seasoning, Italian Herb Mix – simply use what you have.
3. This recipe is greatest made with lengthy grain rice as it be much less sticky than quick and medium grain. Basmati and jasmine may even work – round the similar cook dinner time. For brown rice, depart it protected for 45 minutes then bake exposed 15 – 20 minutes till rice is tender.
This recipe isn’t accurate for Minute Rice, Risotto or Paella Rice.
4. This recipe makes 5 very beneficiant servings! The nutrients assumes all of the rice is ate up which it might now not be. 

Nutrition Facts

Oven Baked Chicken and Rice
Amount Per Serving (318 g)
Calories 574 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 153mg51%
Sodium 766mg33%
Potassium 448mg13%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 6.6mg8%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are primarily founded on a 2000 calorie diet.

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