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One-Dish Chicken and Rice

Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) package yellow rice dinner
  • 1 (3 1/2-pound) package chicken pieces
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 plum tomato, diced
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (8 1/2-ounce) can sweet green peas, drained

How to Make It

  1. Cook rice according to package directions; set aside.

  2. Brown chicken, in 2 batches, in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes. Remove chicken, and drain on paper towels.

  3. Sauté onion, bell pepper, and tomato in Dutch oven 10 minutes.

  4. Add chicken pieces, broth, and next 4 ingredients; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Stir in rice and peas; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.

  5. NOTE: For testing purposes, we used Pick-of-the Chick for chicken pieces.