Jumat, 16 Agustus 2019

Oven #Baked #Chicken #and #Rice

This Baked Chicken and Rice recipe is made totally within the oven! Buttery garlicky rice topped with baked chook 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 chook and rice. The rice is outrageously delicious!

Overhead photograph of Baked Chicken and Rice in a white baking dish recent out of the oven


You’re about to learn indeed one of the all time most prevalent recipes on my site. Ever.

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

I simply via no means anticipated that an daily recipe like a Chicken and Rice could seize the hearts of folks all round the world!

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

Baked Chicken and Rice in a country bowl, equipped to be eaten


Most one-pot-rice this and that recipe begins off at the range then is done within the oven. The purpose being that they soar off via sautéing garlic and onion with oil or butter simply due to the fact or now not it’s such an primary flavour base for the entire dish. And also for recipes which are made with pores and epidermis on chook thighs, you should sear the chook 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 whatever which you just 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 standard steps of including rice, liquids and chicken.

How to make Baked Chicken and Rice


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

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

Seasoning for Baked Chicken and Rice


The “classic” technique to make a baked chook 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 chook to render out the fat, then sauté onion and garlic, upload rice and liquid and convey it to a simmer.

This Chicken and Rice recipe via passes all of that. Active attempt time totals much lower than 10 minutes.

And the difference within the result?

Getting technical, the rice chefs a little bit additional calmly utilizing the vintage technique simply due to the fact you’ll be able to convey 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 folks could note 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 comfortable 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 chook and  you get essentially essentially the foremost insanely stunning crust at the chook that I simply desire to opt for off and have all to myself.

Dinner simply got actual easy. – Nagi xx


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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

 Servings5Tap or hover to scale
Recipe VIDEO above. Made totally within the oven (no stove!), the rice on this recipe is outrageously delicious! It’s buttery and garlicky, comfortable but now not mushy. The mystery tip is to in short bake onion with garlic and butter earlier than including the rice, liquids and chook – it provides a vast flavour base! 


5 chook thigh fillets , bone in, pores and epidermis 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 chook broth/stock
1 1/4 cups / 312 ml water, hot (tap is fine)


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


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 facets of the chicken.
Remove baking dish from the oven. Add rice then mix.
Place chook on rice. Then pour chook broth and water round the chicken.
Cover with foil, then bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, spray chook with oil (optional), then bake for one other 20 minutes till liquid is absorbed.
Stand for 5 minutes, then take away chook and fluff up rice. Garnish with parsley if desired, serve and enjoy!
 Recipe Notes:
If scaling recipe up, use diverse pans. If scaling recipe down, use a smaller pan. Scale recipe utilizing slider – click on on Servings.
1. Drumsticks may even work vast with this, no should take away the pores and epidermis and no switch to prepare dinner time or temp.
The pores and epidermis 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 included with foil WITHOUT chicken. Bake for 30 minutes per recipe, then take away pan, take foil off, higher with chook then return to oven (no foil) for one other 20 – 25 minutes or till liquid within the pan is absorbed, per recipe. 
2. This Rub might 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 simply due to the fact or now not it’s much less sticky than quick and medium grain. Basmati and jasmine may even work – round the similar prepare dinner time. For brown rice, go away it included for 45 minutes then bake exposed 15 – 20 minutes till rice is tender.
This recipe isn’t TRUE for Minute Rice, Risotto or Paella Rice.
4. This recipe makes 5 very beneficiant servings! The meals assumes all of the rice is ate up which it could possibly 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 founded mostly on a 2000 calorie diet.
Originally printed March 2017, up to date June 2018 with a far better video, new pictures and new commentary in post.


Serving: 318gCalories: 574kcal (29%)Carbohydrates: 47g (16%)Protein: 28g (56%)Fat: 29g (45%)Saturated Fat: 9g (56%)Cholesterol: 153mg (51%)Sodium: 766mg (33%)Potassium: 448mg (13%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 1g (1%)Vitamin A: 255IU (5%)Vitamin C: 6.6mg (8%)Calcium: 42mg (4%)Iron: 1.9mg (11%)

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