This recipe is so simple. Not a lot of ingredients, and not a lot of work. It’s healthy and wholesome. And…my daughter (who won’t eat anything but pasta) actually asked for seconds!!! It is also a really great basic recipe that can be modified to suit your tastes. You could easily make this using bone-in chicken pieces, I just prefer tenders (just keep in mind you may need to brown them first to ensure that they will cook through). You can also add any herbs you like, sometimes I add parsley. I also sometimes substitute 1/2 Cup of the stock for 1/2 Cup of white wine.
Chicken and Rice
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Cup white rice
2 Cups chicken stock (a flavorful stock will keep this recipe from being bland)
1 lb. chicken tenders, seasoned with salt and pepper
salt and pepper
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add uncooked rice and cook until coated with oil, about 2-3 minutes. Add 2 Cups of chicken stock and bring to boil. Turn heat down to low, add chicken pieces to pan and cover. Cook about 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and rice and chicken are cooked. If the liquid absorbs before the rice is cooked add about another 1/4-1/2 Cup of stock. Season with salt and pepper and fluff rice with a fork before serving.