Rating: 3.5 stars
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Browning the meat in the pan first adds all that roasted chicken flavor to the pilaf. The Brussels sprouts and chicken thighs slowly braise as the rice cooks--a protein, vegetable side, and starch all in one pan. Sweet golden raisins and cider vinegar balance out the other hearty, earthy flavors in the dish.

Hannah Klinger
Recipe by Cooking Light March 2015

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Credit: Christopher Testani; Styling: Alistair Turnbull

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken thigh and about 1 cup rice mixture)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add walnuts; cook 5 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally. Remove walnuts from pan; coarsely chop.

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  • Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned. Turn and cook 3 minutes. Place chicken on a plate (chicken will not be cooked through). Add rice, onion, carrot, celery, and thyme to pan; cook 3 minutes, stirring to coat rice. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, stock, and 1 cup water, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 45 minutes. Return chicken thighs to pan, nestling them into rice mixture. Top with raisins and Brussels sprouts. Return to a simmer; cover and cook 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and chicken is done. Place chicken on a platter. Stir walnuts and vinegar into rice mixture. Serve rice mixture with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

503 calories; fat 15.2g; saturated fat 2.7g; mono fat 5.5g; poly fat 5.3g; protein 44g; carbohydrates 49g; fiber 7g; cholesterol 162mg; iron 4mg; sodium 476mg; calcium 87mg.
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