Country French Chicken and Rice

A simple herb marinade adds fabulous flavor to chicken thighs and rice to a savory casserole.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 3 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1/4
cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained
2
tablespoons herbes de Provence
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1
teaspoon salt
8
bone-in chicken thighs, skin and fat removed (about 2 lb)
1 1/2
cups sliced mushrooms
1
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1
medium carrot, shredded (3/4 cup)
2
cups boiling water
1
tablespoon chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 In heavy-duty 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix tomatoes, herbes de Provence, oil, lemon juice, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Add chicken thighs and mushrooms; seal bag. Turn to coat thighs and mushrooms in marinade. Refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 3 Place rice, carrot and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in baking dish; stir in boiling water. Place chicken thighs, mushrooms and marinade evenly over rice mixture.
  • 4 Cover with foil. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Sprinkle with parsley and lemon peel.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    260
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    360mg
    360%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    18g
    18%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    40%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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