Chicken and Rice with Roasted Vegetables


Chicken and Rice with Roasted Vegetables

I am still loving our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share each week. We have been getting lots of great organic produce like summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, garlic and blueberries each week. Every Wednesday we get a new box of produce and I had a few leftover items I wanted to use before  the new box so I created this dish using all the odds and ends I had left from the CSA plus a bit of extra.

I am sure you are noticing a theme lately with chicken. When chicken is on sale I grab 20-30 lbs. of it so we eat quite a bit of chicken. This was made with chicken thighs and had such great flavor the family didn’t even notice it was our third day eating chicken.

Verdict:

This was delicious and it made quite a bit so we had plenty of leftovers for lunches the next day.  Because I have a double oven this was easy for me to make all at once. If you have one oven you can roast the vegetables ahead of time and mix them into the dish at the end of the cooking time to warm through.

This last time I made this I used zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes (we had quite a few of these!) and onions. I threw in some added basil, garlic and onion powder to give it almost an Italian flavor. Remember to taste and adjust the spices to your liking! You could also change the spices as you wish – thyme, rosemary or even cumin for a Mexican flair.

I served this with a green salad and our meal was complete.

Chicken and Rice with Roasted Vegetables

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. boneless, skin less chicken thighs
  • 2 cups rice (I used brown rice)
  • 4 cups chicken stock (remember the stock I made from the chicken carcass)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 10-12 cups of vegetables for roasting such as zucchini, summer squash, onions, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, etc…
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, freshly grated for topping if desired

Directions:

  1. Preheat ovens to 350 degrees for chicken and rice and 425 degrees for vegetables.  Cook vegetables first if using one oven.
  2. On a rimmed baking sheet mix vegetables, a healthy drizzle of olive oil, garlic, basil, salt and pepper. Spread evenly over baking sheet and bake in oven for 50-60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. If needed drizzle extra olive oil over vegetables to keep them from sticking to the pan. Remove pan from oven when vegetables are cooked through and browned.
  3. If you are able to once vegetables are in oven mix rice, stock and onion powder in a 13 x 9 pan. Lay the chicken breasts across the top of the rice and cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil. Place pan in oven and bake for 40 minutes. Remove pan from oven, open foil and stir contents.  Remove cover and return to oven for 10-15 minutes to finish cooking chicken and rice. Liquid will be absorbed and chicken will be cooked through when done.
  4. Shred chicken breasts, if desired. Stir together vegetables, chicken and rice. Taste and adjust spices as desired.
  5. Serve hot with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese if desired.

21 Comments Add yours

  1. I love your page!!! I’m really new in WordPress. Gotta learn more.. And..your roasted vege looks yums!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Awe, thank you for your kind words. Any questions just ask! I am still learning too.

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      1. Thanks.. I’m trying to figure out how I can view my page with theme..hehe..

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          WP Admin to Appearance then Themes. On the themes page there is a preview button below each theme. Hope that helps.

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          1. Okay..let me try to do it..thanks very much..that is really helpful.. 🙂

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  2. Chicken is of one the leanest, versatile meats and we love chicken also. You can make so many different meals with it! Veggies are a staple in our home too! Great job…x

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  3. This looks absolutely scrumptious! Thanks for helping me discover my appetite today!!!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you for stopping by! I hope you find lots of good things to eat today!

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      1. I drove through a chicken tenders joint on the way home bc I needed to eat, but I didn’t want to eat it when I got home because I wasn’t in the least bit hungry somehow.

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Understand….

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  4. Yum, yum, yum, and YUM!!! It looks great! I can almost smell it over here.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much! I loved the spices and vegetables in this and I am not a veggie lover!

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      1. I love veggies, but I love rice, too, and chicken. It’s so nice you were able to economize on that protein by buying in bulk. I almost never dare to do that, because I invariably end up with freezer burned meat. Out of sight, out of mind at my house. :0

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          We do freezer months where I can’t buy anything new until we clean out everything in the freezer. Usually January and June. January to save money after Christmas and June to clean the freezer out for summer vegetables and fruits. That way I may throw one or two items out (usually partially used bags of stuff or leftovers I planned to use and forgot). But, for the most part I use everything up and I get creative around the end!

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          1. Wow, what a great strategy! You are so very organized. Can I come live with you for a while? I could learn from you, I know I could. 😉

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            1. koolaidmoms says:

              Lol! Organizing I am good at. Other things….

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  5. Oooh I am so jealous of your double oven, lol! We eat chicken at least three times a week in my house and sometimes multiple days in a row. We bought 40 pounds of chicken on sale recently, so I know how that goes!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      As long as I can change it up enough it is very rare that anyone says, “Chicken again?”

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  6. eths says:

    This sounds yummy and not too rich!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It was a nice balance especially using brown rice.

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  7. I love the ingredients this sounds hearty and very delicious!

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