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
Italian Bread Crumbs
2 cups prepared chicken gravy (package or your own recipe)
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.