BBQ chicken with corn rice

BBQ chicken with corn rice

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Keep the kids happy with this sticky barbecue chicken dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal635
  • fat12g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs95g
  • sugars26g
  • fibre4g
  • protein44g
  • salt1.79g
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  • 4 chicken leg portions, cut into thighs and drumsticks, skin removed
  • 2 onions, 1 chopped, 1 cut into wedges



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 red and 1 green pepper, deseeded and thickly sliced



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 200ml bottled barbecue sauce
  • 2 tsp thyme leaves
  • 250g long grain rice, rinsed



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 600ml chicken stock
  • 340g can sweetcorn, rinsed and drained


    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • ½ red chilli, finely chopped (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slash each piece of chicken 2-3 times. Put the chicken, onion wedges and peppers in a roasting tin or ovenproof pan, then toss with 1 tbsp oil and the barbecue sauce. Roast for 40 mins, turning halfway, until sticky and tender. Add a splash of water if the sauce dries up a little at the edges.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp oil in a medium pan, then soften the chopped onion for 5 mins. Stir in the thyme, rice, stock and seasoning. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 12 mins. Turn off the heat, tip in the corn, add chilli if using, put the lid back on and let the rice steam for 10 mins more. Fluff up the rice, then serve with the chicken, vegetables and pan juices.

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Ravenisdead's picture
17th Feb, 2017
This is a very bland boring recipe, terrible suggestion for shop made bbq sauce.
21st Oct, 2014
Is this really 95g carbs? Where do they all come from?
13th Oct, 2013
Extremely easy to make! Tried this recipe and was quite pleasantly surprised. I thought using BBQ sauce was an odd idea but tasted lovely.
22nd Jun, 2013
Have made this few times now and used a different sauce each time and had good results every time.
26th Feb, 2013
This should not be advertised as child friendly. One serving alone is well over the RDA of sugar. Disappointing. AND why recommend bought BBQ sauce? Make your own. Poor recipe.
20th Mar, 2015
Where's the recipe for barbecue sauce??
12th Jan, 2013
Delicious :D we used reggae reggae BBQ/Jerk sauce. Will recommend and make again soon
3rd Jan, 2013
Had this tonight for Dinner was lovely we used chicken legs instead of portions even my fussy 6 year old liked it we scored it 31/40 as a family and would have it again, I did have to add some water to the sauce also forgot to add the green pepper but still tasted good will maybe add mushrooms next time too x
17th Jul, 2012
This was tasty but because the water came out of the chicken legs when roasting it stopped the sauce going sticky. Any suggestions how to combat this?
27th Oct, 2011
Tried it last night and came out perfect! Though I added garlic and left it to marinade over night :) I added peas to the rice too!


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