Chicken and Rice

Wendy Gardner

By
@Cookinfor3

This recipe was prepared by a chef on the Today show a few years ago. It's a good "comfort" type meal and my family loves it. The original recipe called for 4 jalapeno peppers but we don't like real spicy food, so I cut it down to 2. Also, I cut up the bell peppers and tomatoes and stir them in rather then layering them on top. This makes a very large quantity, which is good for leftovers, however, I imagine it could be cut in half if you don't want this much.


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Prep:

45 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 c
olive oil, divided
2 small
onions, diced
3/4 c
flour
3 lb
chicken breasts, boneless/skinless, cut into 2" chunks
2 to 4
jalapeno peppers, minced
2
14.5 oz cans chicken broth
1
green bell pepper
3-1/2 c
rice, long grain
3 small
tomatoes, cut into 8 wedges each
29 oz
water (equals two 14.5 oz chicken broth cans worth)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large, heavy-bottomed soup pot (cast iron works well but any large pot will do), over medium heat, add 1/4 cup olive oil and cook onions until softened. Remove onions from pan and reserve.
2
Place flour and chicken in a large paper bag and shake gently to coat chicken with flour. Raise heat to medium-high. Shake excess flour from chicken and cook in pot in batches, adding more oil as needed (oil may get quite dark, and that's okay), until well browned on all sides. Remove chicken to a plate. Stir in jalapenos and cook 1 minute.
3
Add reserved, cooked onions and chicken back to pot. Add chicken broth, saving one empty can. Add 2 cans worth of water. Bring to a boil; then lower to a simmer. Cover and cook 25 minutes.
4
Slice top and bottom off green pepper. Carefully run a knife in a circular motion around the inside to remove white membrane and seeds (be careful not to puncture the pepper). Slice into thin rounds.
5
Add rice to pot, stirring well. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Layer pepper slices in a decorative pattern over mixtgure in pot and top with tomatoes. Cover and cook 10 minutes more. Remove from heat and let sit 10 minutes before serving.
6
Note** You may want to stir everything, making sure to get all the way to the bottom, before adding the peppers and tomatoes, to prevent the bottom of the rice from burning.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy