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My grandfather is sick today and he is so mad he is missing out on camp. Hopefully he is on the mend soon! Do you eat a lot of chicken? I swear sometimes were are going to turn into a chicken because we eat it so much. A couple nights ago I made a delicious baked chicken and rice dinner that was fast and simple to prepare. I bought chicken breasts already thawed, brown rice and a red and orange peppers. Threw it all in a glass bake pan and cooked it for 40 minutes. My gram loves this recipe too. When she did a lot of cooking, she loved making casseroles and baked dinners. They are easy and really yummy comfort food. My grandfather always raved about my gram’s cooking. Not so much anymore as she can’t stand for long periods of time in front of the stove. That’s why he loves when I make extra because he loves a hot home cooked meal!
Baked Chicken and Rice Recipe
Baked Chicken and Rice
- 3-4 chicken breasts rinsed and pat dry Poke holes with fork or knife to allow juices to get inside
- 1 cup brown minute rice
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 3 tsp butter or equivalent. I used "I can't believe it's not butter"
- 1 red pepper sliced
- 1 orange pepper sliced
- Salt Pepper, Garlic Salt (1 tsp each)
- 2 tbsp parsley sprinkle across top before baking
Instructions : Step by Step
- Add rice, broth and butter to baking dish and mix
- Lay chicken on top of rice and season
- Lay sliced peppers on top
- Cover with foil. Remove foil last 15 minutes
- Bake 375 dgrees/ 35-40 minutes until chicken isn't pink inside
*note: Just double the recipe if you have more people. You may need to add a bit more broth or water 1/2 way through cooking time if rice seems dry. I usually stir rice 1/2 way through and scrape the sides so it doesn’t get to crispy on the sides of pan.
You may also like my mom’s Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
or our delicious Chicken Caprese Recipe
Why do I love this baked chicken and rice dinner so much? The rice cooks kind of clumpy so it’s almost like a risotto when it’s done. My son isn’t a big rice eater but he loves when the rice is baked in the oven. You can also use green peppers or broccoli too. I always poke holes in my chicken before baking it to allow any juices to seep inside. You can also lightly tenderize your chicken too with a meat tenderizer. Just be careful not to flatten your chicken too much with the tenderizer. You will end up with flat large piece of chicken! -ha. Here is my affiliate link to my white casserole dish that I love! It’s bake, dishwasher and microwave safe. Check out our food page for more easy family favorite recipes.
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