Chicken and Rice Casserol

Laura Esmaili


Our family loves this simple dish!! We eat it with fresh a salad, Veggies like Parsley, Basil,cilantro,radish, mint or any fresh veggie your family love.You can also add Pickles or Olives on the side. We also love cooked corn as a side dish!!! Enjoy

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15 Min


1 Hr 30 Min


1 medium
white onions, chopped
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1/2 tsp
turmeric, ground
1/2 tsp
cumin, ground
1/2 tsp
garlic powder, or 2 cloves of chopped garlic
1 tsp
all vegetable seasoning
1 tsp
sodium free chicken granulated bouillon
chicken legs, chopp the end of the drumstick off.
4 c
rice, long grain or basmati
3/4 c
lentils, dry
2 Tbsp
tomato paste

Directions Step-By-Step

Saute,the onions in a dutch oven (large pot)with the olive oil 2 minutes. Add the chicken, saute for 10 minutes. Add the spices (garlic,cumin,vegetable seasoning,turmeric) saute for 10 minutes.
Add 3 cups of water, lentils,tomato paste,chicken bouillon (any type you prefer). Boil on Med heat for 20 minutes. Turn heat down to low for 10 minutes. stirring so the bottom does not stick.
In a separate pot boil the rice in salt water for 15 minutes, rinse in a colander with cold water. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the bottom of the pan. Put 1 1/2 cups of rice on the bottom of the pan, Layer the Chicken mix and alternate with rice, until finished with both. Put a small towel, or paper towel on top of the pot and cover tightly with the lid. Steam for 15 minutes on med high. Turn down to low for 25 minutes!!! Flip onto a flat oblong dish!!! Enjoy

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #Casserol