Italian rice with chicken

Italian rice with chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

This one-pan dish is simple, but really looks the business when you're trying to impress

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
620
protein
49g
carbs
62g
fat
22g
saturates
5g
fibre
6g
sugar
0g
salt
1.5g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breast fillets or 4 boneless thighs, cut into strips
  • 1 red onion, cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 orange peppers, halved, deseeded and sliced thickly
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 100g long grain rice
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp ready-made pesto (you'll find long-life jars on the shelves with pasta sauces or more expensive fresh pots in the chiller cabinet)

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Heat the oil in a large, shallow ovenproof pan, add the chicken and cook for 3-4 mins until golden all over. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Add the onion and peppers, and cook for 3 mins or until lightly golden. Tip in the garlic and fry for a min. Stir in the rice, then the tomatoes, stock and reserved chicken. Turn up the heat and bring to the boil before transferring to the oven to cook, uncovered, for 20 mins. Season to taste and drizzle over the pesto before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2005

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bevrea's picture
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make this regularly sometimes with cooked chicken recipe has become more spanish with the addition of paprika and chorizo perfect one-pot family meal quick to prepare

julietulip's picture
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Really enjoyed this recipe. Made with quorn for me and chicken for hubs. I used up leftover cooked chicken and he said it absorbed the flavour well. I added a few chilli flakes, and used arborio rice instead of long grain. It needed a little extra stock ... but very tasty. Yum yum. Easy and will make again.

georgiemuk's picture
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Great dish, very simple to make. I add a few chilli flakes to give it a little kick.

thecherub's picture
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We loved this. The flavours were excellent, was easy to do and in just one pan - whats not to love! I did cheat and cooked it all on the hob rather than the oven and it worked just fine. Only thing I woud change is to make the peper slices smaller next time, might even follow Bev's advice and roast them first, that sounds appealing.

kellymayo's picture

to give it a bit of extra flavor add some mushrooms it was very tasty with them added xx

dj_dirrtydyke69's picture
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Me and my wife just had this for tea tonight, we both absolutely enjoyed it and will be making it again x x x

turkishjelly's picture

i really love this meal, and everyone comments on how tasty it is! I add some smoked bacon and leave out the pesto. it really makes the dish flavourful and simple!

catogrady85's picture
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easy and simple but one of those meals that wins you over the more you eat. initially tasting it felt like something was missing, will keep trying!

kristi123's picture
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Made this tonight, was very nice. I added some sweetcorn and pinch of chilli flakes. Will make again but maybe use mushrooms next time and a little bit more chilli x

inchgall's picture
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Loved this dish and again another fantastic recipe from Good Food!!! Lovely flavours, colour and texture. Will be making again

michwest10's picture
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Oh, and I didn't add the pesto.

michwest10's picture
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Made this tonight with risotto rice instead of long grain, and stirred in about 30g grated parmesan as soon as it came out of the oven- delicious!! Better than the original version.

marguerite_caunt's picture
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This is a lovely dish. When I was making it I was a bit doubtful that it would be as good as it looked, but it really was! Simple and delicious.

xsilverx's picture
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This was lovely - will be making again!!!

ridinggod's picture
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Just cooked this for the second time
1st time stuck to the recipie -Really easy very filling and really enjoyed it
Second time added Mushrooms 200 ml more stock 2 red chillies and a big splash of Chilli sauce
Awsome !

kerry_in_stereo's picture
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Love this recipe, it works on every level. It is easy to make, cooks super fast. looks and tastes great and even produces minimal washing up. As a bonus my toddler who is the fussiest 3 years old ever, ate the lot!!! cant reccommend it highly enough.

peskypeeza's picture
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Enjoyed this a lot although it took about 40 mins to cook as I did it in an oval Pyrex baking dish rather than a shallow frying pan. V tasty - I added a couple of rashers of smoky bacon I needed to use up. Also reheated well for lunch the next day.

stephski86's picture
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Cooked this tonight, not tried it yet (about to come out the oven) but it smells and looks amaaazing. We used turkey instead of chicken, added some chopped celery, and some sliced olives, and I used a bit more garlic than suggested. Also only used 1 pepper. It's for the two of us but it looks like there's loads. Next time I'll add more turkey I think to make it last 2 days instead of 1. I also added a bit of pesto before I put it in the oven and stirred it halfway through. Added about 5 minutes onto the cooking time too.

jburton's picture

I realise the recipe serves 2 but does anyone think it would serve 3?

joannabanana's picture

Easy and quick to make with basic ingredients I'll definitely make it again. My 1 year old hated it but that's no surprise! My 2.5 year old loved it as did my husband. I think I will experiment with different seasonings next time. I made it without the pesto but it has so much flavour you don't really need it.

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