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creamy chicken and rice

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Phyllis Gesch
Round Rock, TX

Don't be intimidated by the seemingly long list of ingredients - it's stuff you most likely already have on-hand. This one pot meal has so much flavor and comfort mixed in, you will want to make this over and over! Happy tummies, unite!

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy chicken and rice

  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 md
    onion, finely chopped
  • 2 lg
    carrots, peeled and diced or grated
  • 1 1/2 lb
    boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat and cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 tsp
    sea salt, divded
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 c
    white wine
  • 4 c
    low-sodium chicken broth or stock, warmed
  • 2 c
    medium grain rice
  • 1
    head of garlic, entact
  • 1/3 c
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, grated

How To Make creamy chicken and rice

  • 1
    Using a dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot with a lid, add your olive oil and warm over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp of your butter.
  • 2
    Once butter is melted, stir in the diced onion, carrots, and 1 tsp of salt. Sautee until soft, about 8-10 minutes.
  • 3
    Add chicken, the bay leaves, another 1 tsp of salt, and pepper. Saute, stirring occasionally, until chicken is browned on all sides - about 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Increase your heat to high and add the wine. Boil down the wine, scraping the bottom of the pot along the way. Most of the wine will evaporate.
  • 5
    Add the warmed chicken broth, then stir in the rice.
  • 6
    Leave the garlic whole, slice off the end, exposing the garlic cloves. Place the whole head into the center of your rice, sliced side down. Bring to a rolling boil, then reduce your heat to low, cover & simmer until rice is cooked - about 15 min.
  • 7
    Turn off the heat, remove the garlic head, and stir in the remaining 2 tbsp of butter.
  • 8
    Add in your parsley.
  • 9
    Add in the parmesan and stir. It should be rich and creamy once everything is incorporated. Serve immediately, or keep the lid on it to stay warm until serving. ENJOY!