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Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 50 mins | Total Time: 1 hr | Yield: 6 Servings

Chicken, rice, and delicious sauce in one pan! Yeah, this is the ultimate dish to serve! A big thanks to my dear friend for this awesome recipe! I have listed all the things you will be needing so you just have to follow them for they will guide you to perfection! Have a great day, friends. Enjoy!


6 chicken thighs, skin on, bone-in

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 onion, diced

1 red bell pepper (capsicum), deseeded and chopped

1/3 c sun-dried tomato strips in oil, chopped (optional: but adds flavour)

1 1/3 c uncooked long-grain rice, rinsed (arborio rice may also be used for a risotto-like consistency)

14.5 oz (400g) tin crushed tomatoes, with liquid

1 3/4 c chicken broth (or chicken stock)

1-2 tsp salt (adjust to your taste)

1/2 tsp pepper, (adjust to your taste)

1 tsp dried basil

1/4 c fresh basil leaves, chopped

extra chopped fresh basil (to serve)



Prepare the oven and preheat to 200 degrees C or 400 degrees F.

Place a cast-iron skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.

Add oil and allow it to become hot.

Add the chicken and sear each side for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the skillet onto a clean plate.

In the same skillet, add garlic and saute until aromatic.

Add the onion and red peppers. Saute until soft.

Add the sun-dried tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, rice, chicken stock, salt, and pepper. Stir until well mixed. Simmer for a few minutes.

Put the chicken thighs back to the skillet over the rice. Allow the mixture to boil.

Cover everything with aluminium foil.

Place it inside the preheated oven and bake for about 40 minutes or until done.

Remove the cover and broil for another 10 minutes or until the top of the chicken thighs turn golden brown.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle more seasonings on top and garnish with basil.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1010IU | Vitamin C: 45.2mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2.9mg


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