Savory One-Pot Chicken and Brown Rice

"From Martha Stewart Everyday Food. Was easy and comforting."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Salt and pepper chicken to taste.
  • In a big dutch oven that has a lid, heat oil then place the chicken thighs skin side down in the hot oil. Brown, then turn pieces over and brown the other side. Approx 5-6 min per side.
  • Remove all but 1-2 TBS of the fat from bottom of pot. Add the onion and celery pieces. Put lid on pot and cook on low for 20 minutes.
  • Add the carrots and the bay leaf, 1 3/4 cup water and rice. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low. Put lid back on and cook for 40 to 45 minutes until the rice has absorbed the liquid.
  • Turn off heat, let pot sit covered for 10 minutres.
  • Serve.

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  1. The meat was moist and tender and the flavor was great. I did add a little garlic powder but I think next time I will just add a few cloves of garlic. Also a little lemon would be wonderful. I did cook it for 1 hour at the end and some of the rice was not done. I think it would be better to precook the rice and then add at the end. I will definitely make this again.


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