Smothered Chicken and Gravy (Makeover)

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 1 hr 20 min total time
  • 14 ingredients
  • 5 servings

Ingredients

1
cups uncooked regular long-grain brown rice
2 2/3
cups water
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons seasoned salt
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
teaspoon paprika
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb), skin removed
2
tablespoon olive or canola oil
1
cup thinly sliced celery (about 2 medium stalks)
1/2
medium red bell pepper, cut into thin bite-size strips
1/2
medium onion, thinly sliced
2
cups hot water
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. 1 Cook rice in 2 2/3 cups water as directed on package, omitting butter and salt; keep warm.
  2. 2 In 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix flour, seasoned salt, thyme, paprika and pepper. Fill medium bowl with water. Dip chicken pieces in water; shake to remove excess water. Place half of chicken pieces at a time in bag with flour mixture; shake to coat all sides. Remove chicken; reserve remaining flour mixture in bag.
  3. 3 In deep 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.
  4. 4 In same skillet, stir reserved flour mixture into drippings; cook about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture is light brown. Stir in celery, bell pepper and onion. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  5. 5 Stir in 2 cups hot water until well blended. Return chicken to skillet. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 40 to 50 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and drumsticks). Serve over rice; sprinkle with parsley.

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