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Chicken and Brown Rice October 11, 2011

Filed under: entrees — meier1014 @ 1:47 pm

Sometimes there is nothing quite like a simple chicken bake. Especially if it’s one you had when you were a kid, and it’s a rainy day. That’s this dish for me. My mom used to make this dish when I was a kid. Somtimes she used chicken, somtimes she used pork. Either way it’s delish and EASY. I did make it a little healthier with the brown rice this time. I was nervous about using brown rice because it’s really hard to get it to cook to the texture I like, but I searched online and found a recipe for making perfect brown rice in a rice cooker. Yay!

Chicken and Brow Rice

Ingredients:
4 chicken breasts
2c uncooked brown rice
1 can cream o’ mushroom soup (diluted with approx 1/4 can of milk)
Salt
Pepper

Directions:

Making perfect brown rice in a rice cooker
-Rinse and strain rice
-Place washed rice in a rice cooker (make sure the rice cooker is OFF) and soak in 5 cups of HOT water for 45 minutes
-When rice has soaked over and turn on the rice cooker and let it do it’s magic, this will take quite a bit longer than cooking white rice

Preheat the oven to 350F

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Season one side of the chicken breast with whatever seasonings you like (I used smoked paprika, ground mustard seed, garlic salt, pepper and a tiny bit of cayenne)

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Place chicken, seasoned side down, in a large heated pan with olive oil. Season the bare side of the chicken.

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While the chicken is cooking, place the rice in a baking dish (I usually use a 9×13).

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Flip the chicken and allow other side to cook, until both sides look cooked. You don’t need to worry about it being cooked all the way through at this point.

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Place the chicken on top of the rice.

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Cover with the soup. Make sure to cover the rice well or it will get crunchy and weird. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

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Enjoy!

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