Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chicken and Rice - Cheap and Easy!

This is a recipe I kind of made up the other week. I was originally planning on making a chicken casserole dish - but one of my kids is lactose intolerant and I didn't feel like making two dishes in order to have a dairy-free one - so I just made this. My grandmother made an amazing chicken and rice dish - I have no idea how she made hers, but this one turned out pretty well! It got rave reviews from my critics anyway ;-).

4 lbs. chicken thighs
4 cups white rice
8 cups chicken broth
2 tbs olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbs red pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cheddar Cheese
Italian Bread Crumbs
2 cups prepared chicken gravy (package or your own recipe)

servings: 12

Boil chicken thighs until done, shred

Meanwhile, Cook rice in chicken broth.

In a saute pan - heat olive oil, onion, and garlic.

Mix onion/garlic mixture, chicken, rice, red peper, salt, and pepper together.

Serve with cheese, breadcrumbs, and gravy as topping choices.

*You can boil the chicken thighs ahead of time and then reheat the shredded chicken in the olive oil along with the onions and garlic. I actually think it tastes a little better this way.


  1. Sounds yummy! I will definitely be trying this sometime.

  2. Oh that sounds delicious. I'd have to cut down the recipe since I have a household of 2, but I think it would be worth it. Thanks for sharing.