Chicken, Artichoke, and Rice Casserole

Yield:

12 servings (serving size: 1 chicken thigh and 1 cup rice mixture)

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
12 chicken thighs (about 3 1/2 pounds), skinned
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups finely chopped onion
2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
3 cups no-salt-added chicken broth
1 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon dried rubbed sage
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 1/2 cups frozen green peas
2 cups diced plum tomato
1 (9-ounce) package frozen artichoke hearts
3/4 cup bottled roasted red bell peppers, thinly sliced into strips

Preparation

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook 7 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from pan. Set aside; keep warm. Preheat oven to 400º.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in pan over medium heat. Add onion and rice; sauté 15 minutes or until rice is lightly browned. Add broth and next 5 ingredients; bring to a boil. Add chicken; top with peas, tomato, and artichokes. Bake, uncovered, at 400º for 50 minutes; stir after 25 minutes. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir well; top with pepper strips.

Note: One (15-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and rinsed, may be substituted for frozen artichoke hearts, if desired. Sodium content will be higher.

Note:

December 1997