Oven Baked Chicken And Rice


Oven Baked Chicken And Rice

Ingredients  

For The Chicken

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 6 (2 pounds, 900g) chicken thighs skinless, bone-in

For The Rice

  • onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 and ½ cups (375 ml) vegetable or chicken stock hot
  • 1 and ¼ cups (315 ml) water hot
  • 1 and ½ cups (280g) uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.
  • To a large mixing bowl, whisk the oil and seasonings, then add the chicken thighs and mix so that the chicken thighs are well coated. Marinate for 15-30 minutes if the time allows.
  • To a baking dish, add onion, garlic, olive oil, butter, hot vegetable stock, hot water, rice, salt, and pepper. And give everything a quick mix.
  • Place the chicken over the rice.
  • Cover with foil and bake covered for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover, spray the chicken with oil and bake for 30 more minutes. Broil for a few minutes to give the chicken golden and crisp edges and crust.
  • Remove from the oven, and allow the chicken and rice to rest for 10 minutes. Fluff the rice (remove the chicken if needed then put it back in), garnish with fresh herbs and serve.

Enjoy !

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