Do you want a simple weeknight meal? Check out this Baked Chicken and Rice Recipe! Easy chicken recipes like this prove that dinner doesn’t have to be complicated.
Since you need to make the rice to pair with the chicken, it couldn’t be easier to do. Top with your favorite seasonings or dip, and enjoy.
What I love about this simple dinner recipe is that it’s hearty and gives everyone a full tummy and energy to get through the day!
Baked Chicken and Rice Recipe
The fun part about making this simple chicken recipe is that it’s a few easy steps. You also don’t have to have many ingredients on hand, which is why I love it so much.
My boys think it’s hearty and comfort food – so I take that as a win! I love serving them a dinner that warms their tummy and heart.
Keep this simple recipe handy and get ready to love how easy and affordable it is. You’ll be amazed that you can create a meal this delicious and keep it within your grocery budget.
Is brown rice healthier than white rice?
It’s important to note that brown rice and white rice come from the exact grain, but the main difference is that brown rice has the bran and germ left intact, while white rice is processed to remove the bran and germ.
This processing removes most of the rice’s nutrients, including fiber, magnesium, and vitamins.
Brown rice, on the other hand, is considered a whole grain and has more of these nutrients intact.
While both types of rice can be part of a healthy diet, brown rice is often considered the better choice due to its greater nutritional value.
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How do I make sure that the chicken is cooked fully?
Cooking chicken can be a delicious and satisfying meal, but it’s important to ensure it is fully cooked to avoid potential risks. You can do a few things to ensure the chicken is fully cooked.
First, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken. The USDA recommends cooking chicken to an internal temperature of 165°F to kill harmful bacteria.
Second, make sure that the juices of the chicken run clear, not pink or red. Finally, if you’re cooking chicken with bones, ensure the bone is no longer pink and is hot to the touch.
Following these steps, you can safely and confidently serve a perfectly cooked chicken dish.
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- 2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 4 4-ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- ½ medium red onion, diced
- 1 cup of long-grain brown rice, rinsed and drained
- 3 cups chicken broth
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9X13-inch baking dish with 1 T olive oil.
- Heat the rest of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts and season with pepper and salt. Cook until the chicken is golden brown. (about 3-4 minutes per side)
- Add the diced onion and rice to the baking dish. Add salt and pepper and stir.
- Pour the chicken broth over the rice and add the chicken breasts.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and then bake for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked.
- Take out of the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Then fluff the rice with a fork. Serve.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 778mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 38g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 8/17/2023
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