Oct262007

Chicken and Rice Casserole

I don’t even remember clipping this recipe, but, while filing through my recipe book I thought I’d give it a try. It is called Awesome Chicken and Yellow Rice Casserole. Note 2 things:

1.) I can’t ever seem to follow a recipe to the “T”
2.) Because of our large family size I doubled the recipe

Here’s the original and here’s what I did:

INGREDIENTS
1 large onion, chopped in bite-size pieces
1 large (red, yellow or green) bell pepper, chopped in bite-size pieces
1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 whole chickens
1 tsp. cumin (approx. I did not measure)
1/4 tsp. garlic (approx. I did not measure)
pepper to taste
seasoning salt to taste
2 cups of brown rice (uncooked)

Everything else is pretty much the same. Sweat the onions, peppers and chestnuts in the OO, Throw the chickens on top, cook for 1.5 hours (or internal temp of 180). Make rice.

Chicken done. Remove; cool chicken, toss skin and bones (I used Smart Chickens, and there’s no neck or gizzard but if you’ve got those, you’ll probably want to toss or eat those, but not throw back in the pot), shred meat and return that to the pan with rice. Add the garlic and cumin, toss it around. Put it back in the oven (uncovered) for 15 minutes. Voila. Mmm-mm-good. I sprinkled some chili and lime on mine and it was delicious. Even better reheated the next day. Super easy recipe, super delicious, too.

Cuban Rice and Chicken Casserole

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