Red (Tomato) Chicken and Rice

READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
Recipe by Love2Bake

I was hoping to find a chicken and rice recipe that tasted like my late grandmother's and I think I finally found the right combination!

Top Review by csantoro57

this was really excellent! I browned the chicken first mainly because I misread directions or got a bit confused doing too many things at once. so a good bit of seasoning wound up sticking to fry pan. but it was absolutely delicious. I used a tablespoon or 2 of sugar not the full 1/4 cup. and alot more chicken broth, i added a cup to the tomatoes while cooking the chicken, then added more broth as needed while cooking the rice. this really was excellent!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place leg quarters in large cooking pot.
  2. Add all the dry ingredients except rice and rub into the chicken until all leg quarters are coated.
  3. Turn on the stove to medium heat and once you hear the first crackling add the wet ingredients. Reserve rice and other 2-3 cups of broth for later.
  4. Once the liquid boils go to a lower heat for simmering.
  5. Cover and let cook for 1-1 1/2 hours stirring every 15-20 minutes so that all the chicken is exposed to the liquid.
  6. Once the chicken is cooked remove from pot and measure the amount of liquid you have left in a glass measuring cup.
  7. Add 2-3 cups of broth to the left over liquid to measure 4 cups liquid.
  8. Put liquid back in pot and once starts boiling add the rice. You may need to add some salt to the liquid if you like your rice a bit saltier.
  9. Lower stove to simmer and simmer the rice for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked.
  10. Place chicken back in the pot and once the chicken is warm serve with rice.

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