Baked Chicken And Rice – #MealPrep #Dinner

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We are a family that generally dislikes brown rice, but we eat it anyway because it is the healthier option. This baked chicken and rice dish is quite scrumptious and appetizing, despite our little qualms with brown rice.  It is easy to make and is part of my series on 5 ingredient dinner recipes.

The last thing I need after a long day of homeschooling and working is to slave away in the kitchen, putting together elaborate meals.   I also love that this recipe can be made to accommodate someone on a low carb lifestyle. Replace the rice with this cauli-rice recipe and everyone will be happy.

Baked Chicken Rice

Making the baked chicken and rice casserole

The recipe is quite easy, and the ingredient that had me scratching my head was the chicken broth. You can get the store bought version, make your own from scratch, or use stock cubes to make yours.  It all depends on your tastes.  I tend to use the latter.


These are the ingredients for this baked chicken and rice dish (scroll down to the recipe card for measurements):

  • Extra  virgin olive oil (do use any oil that you have)
  • Boneless and skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)
  • Brown rice (rinsed and drained)
  • Red onion
  • Chicken broth
  • Salt & pepper

You will also need an ovenproof dish and aluminum foil in order to bake your chicken and rice in the oven. A 9×13″ sized dish should do as it will give your rice room to rice, and not spill.

Reminder: to make this a Keto friendly meal, see the recipe for cauli-rice. Ignore the rest of the instructions and simply grate the cauliflower to replace the rice. Also, remember that you may need less chicken broth and time in the oven.

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baked chicken and rice

baked chicken and rice

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Baked Chicken And Rice Yum
Baked chicken and rice casserole dish with only 5 main ingredients, and requires only 10 minutes to prepare.
Baked Chicken Rice
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Baked Chicken Rice
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease your ovenproof baking dish with 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  2. Heat the remaining oil in a frying and add the chick breasts (or thighs), season with salt and pepper and cook until golden brown
  3. Mix the brown rice and diced red onion in a baking dish, season with salt and pepper, pour chicken broth and stir. Arrange the chicken on top of the rice mixture
  4. Cover tightly with aluminum foil, for 40 minutes - then remove foil and further cook for 25 minutes or until rice is cooked.
  5. Once done, remove from oven and cool for about 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.
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