I saw a picture, on Tastespotting for a Chicken and Rice dish that looked really appealing.
The link took me to – Snacking in the Kitchen
where I found a recipe for
One Pot Wonder – Chicken and Rice with Olives and Tomatoes.
This is a very simple recipe easy to make and quite tasty.
I used the recipe as basic guide ( I didn’t measure the ingredients) and only made a couple of very minor changes.
The first change was in method.
The original recipe calls for sauting the onions, garlic and peppers (the recipe used a Poblano pepper, which I didn’t have on hand, so I subbed a large mild Jalapeno Pepper), and then adding the chicken and continuing to cook until the chicken is browned.
My experience is that the chicken would take longer to brown in with the onions,
so I sauted the onions, garlic and pepper first, and then removed the onion mixture from the pan. Browned the chicken and then added back in the onions.
Rather than Jasmine Rice I used Basmati because that is what I always have on hand.
I just happened to have homemade turkey broth so that is what I used for the liquid.
Added just enough to cover the rice, topped with a lid and turned the heat to low.
Checked after 15 minutes, gave it another 5 minutes and removed from the heat.
Put a layer of paper towels under the lid and left to rest for 10 minutes.
Tossed in the green olives, chopped tomatoes
a handful of chopped cilantro.
The Cilantro was not in the original recipe, but it was a great addition.
Original Recipe can be found on Snacking in the Kitchen.