Easy Chicken Thighs and Rice Casserole

Easy Chicken Thighs and Rice Casserole Recipe - super delicious Rice Casserole Recipe with Baked Chicken Thighs & garlic and bacon infused flavor.

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Prep Time: 15 mins

COOK TIME: 55 mins


– 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

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

Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

Using small dish, mix all spices together.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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

Step 7

Place chicken on top the rice, cover the casserole with foil paper and bake for about 30 minutes.

Step 8

After uncover (grease chicken thighs with oil or melted butter, to get that golden color), then bake for 20 more minutes.

Step 9

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

Step 10


Bread bun