Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an OH SO GOOD recipe that I got off the Rachael Ray website. I saw her making the recipe on tv and knew I had to try it that day. I'm so glad I did. It's so delicious and easy. The recipe calls for bone-in/skin-on chicken thighs or breasts. I was trying to cut back on calories and used skinless chicken thighs and breast and thought it came out great. Hope you like it too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place medium-size pot over medium heat with the saffron and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer and keep warm.
  2. Place a large, high-sided skillet over medium-high heat with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and cook in the pan unitl golden brown, about 4 to 5 mins per side. Remove the chicken to a plate and reserve, covered with foil.
  4. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the pan. Add the broken pasta to the pan and cook until toasted and golden brown, 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the rice to the pan, tossing to coat in the butter, along with onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, unitl onions are tender, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the bay leaf, cinnamon, tumeric, saffron-infused stock and reserved chicken to the pan. Bring the liquid up to a bubble, cover the pan, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until chicken is cooked throughand the rice is tender, 15 to 18 minutes.
  7. Stir in peas and parsley, remove and discard bay leaf and serve.


Most Helpful

Excellent! The whole family loved it.

RRcooker September 30, 2012

I liked this but I think I will ditch the chicken and use the rice as a side dish. I used 4 chicken breasts without the skin (I don't like the skin). Next time I will cut the chicken up into chunks or use shrimp. No other changes were made. Made for PAC Fall 2011

Ck2plz October 27, 2011

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