A Bit of Chicken, Lemon, Squash & Leek Rice

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr

Sorry, am in a funny mood tonight - this is something I whipped up for dinner instead of doing some exercise! If you don't have arborio rice use short grain rice instead. I haven't included salt in the recipe but feel free to add it to taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Heat a stovetop to oven pan on medium heat. Once heated, add the oil.
  3. Put the drumsticks in the pan & brown on all sides. Remove from the pan.
  4. Add the squash & saute for 3 minutes or until just starting to soften.
  5. Add the celery, leek, onion & garlic & saute for 5 minutes. Add the bacon & fry for a further 2 minutes.
  6. Add the rice & thyme & saute for 1 minute.
  7. Add the wine, stock & lemons and stir to combine. Add the chicken & stir again. Try to make sure that all of the rice is immersed in the liquid.
  8. Put into the oven & bake for 1 hour, or until the rice & chicken is cooked. Stir every so often during cooking.
  9. Garnish with the lemon & parmesan & grind over some fresh black pepper.
Most Helpful

4 5

this was excellent. I couldnt give it 5 stars, as 2 out of the 4 guinea pigs didnt like it at all! I am a Greek freak, so I loved the lemony flavour, but next time I will not use the skin, I think thats what the others found overwhelming. I couldnt believe how easy it came together, and the instructions were very good! I would recomend this recipe if your fond of lemon, but if your not, just squeeze a little juice in, cause the rest is great too :)