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Easy Chicken Thighs and Rice Casserole Recipe

Easy Chicken Thighs and Rice Casserole Recipe – super delicious Rice Casserole Recipe with Baked Chicken Thighs & garlic and bacon infused flavor.  It takes a little time to prep this Chicken Rice Casserole, then YOU let the oven do the rest.

When YOU make this Chicken Thighs and Rice Casserole, take a picture & DM me your Food Creation on Instagram @MunchkinTimeBlog & I will feature it here under this recipe!

Easy Chicken Thighs and Rice Casserole Recipe

How to Make Chicken and Rice Casserole:

Preheat the oven to 350F and get 9 by 13″ casserole dish ready by placing it on the table.

Crispy Bacon inside the skillet.

Using a skillet, add 5 chopped bacon strips and saute until golden color about 5 minutes.

Saute onion with bacon and garlic.

Next remove bacon grease leaving about 1 tablespoon inside the skillet add 1 tablespoon butter (Or remove all of the bacon grease and add 2 tablespoon of butter!) and 1 chopped onion.
Saute onion with bacon until onion is soft about 9 minutes, stirring few times. Now, add 3 finely chopped garlic cloves and saute for 1 minutes, stirring few times.

Saute onion with bacon inside the casserole dish with rice.

Place 1 1/2 cup of rice and saute onion with bacon into a casserole dish.

Seasoning spices inside small bowl.

Using small dish, mix all spices together.

Half of the spice inside the casserole dish with rice.

Rub 1/2 of the spice mixture onto both sides of the chicken thighs and the rest of the spice mixture add it to the casserole to flavor the rice.

Easy Chicken Rice Casserole Recipe

Pour in 2 3/4 cups of Homemade Chicken Broth. Stir the rice and broth, try it, and add more salt if needed.

Chicken thighs and rice recipe

Place chicken on top the rice, cover the casserole with foil paper and bake for about 30 minutes. Easy Chicken Thighs and Rice Casserole Recipe
After uncover (grease chicken thighs with oil or melted butter, to get that golden color), then bake for 20 more minutes.

Easy Chicken Thighs and Rice Casserole Recipe

Grease chicken thighs again with oil & broil on high for 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle with freshly chopped greens like parsley and enjoy!

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Easy Chicken Thighs and Rice Recipe

Easy Chicken Thighs and Rice Casserole Recipe - super delicious Rice Casserole Recipe with Baked Chicken Thighs & garlic and bacon infused flavor. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Course: Main Coarse
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, chicken thighs, rice
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 574kcal
Author: Love Keil

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Casserole Dish

Ingredients

  • 5 strips bacon chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1 tablespoons butter or oil, plus more for brushing chicken
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 5 chicken thighs skinless & boneless
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain rice rinsed
  • 2 3/4 cups homemade chicken broth hot

Spices

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Meat Seasoning or use your favorite poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and get 9 by 13" casserole dish ready by placing it on the table.
  • Using a skillet, add 5 chopped bacon strips and saute until golden color about 5 minutes. Next remove bacon grease leaving about 1 tablespoon inside the skillet add 1 tablespoon butter (Or remove all of the bacon grease and add 2 tablespoon of butter!) and 1 chopped onion. Saute onion with bacon until onion is soft about 9 minutes, stirring few times.
  • Now, add 3 finely chopped garlic cloves and saute for 1 minutes, stirring few times. Place 1 1/2 cup of rice and saute onion with bacon into a casserole dish.
  • Using small dish, mix all spices together. Rub 1/2 of the spice mixture onto both sides of the chicken thighs and the rest of the spice mixture add it to the casserole to flavor the rice. Pour in 2 3/4 cups of homemade chicken broth. Stir the rice and broth try it, and add more salt if needed.
  • Place chicken on top the rice, cover the casserole and bake for about 30 minutes. After uncover (grease chicken thighs with oil or melted butter, to get that golden color), then bake for 20 more minutes.
  • Grease chicken again with oil & broil on high for 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle with freshly chopped greens like parsley and enjoy!

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 722mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

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Easy Chicken Thighs and Rice Casserole Recipe

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