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Thai Chicken Big Bowls

thai chicken big bowls Entree Thai
Thai Chicken Big Bowls
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 6 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 6

Enjoy these zesty chicken thighs that are slow cooked with chicken broth, onions and Chinese spices for an Asian style dinner - serve with white rice.

Updated November 3, 2010

Ingredients

  • 8
    bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 lb.), skin removed
  • 2
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1
    cup chopped onions
  • 2
    medium stalks celery, sliced
  • 2
    teaspoons grated gingerroot
  • 1
    teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/2
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/2
    teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2
    (14-oz.) cans chicken broth
  • 2
    cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
  • 4
    cups water
  • 6
    tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 6
    teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

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  • 1
    Place chicken thighs in 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker. Top with garlic, onions, celery, gingerroot, five-spice powder, salt and lemon peel. Add broth.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours.
  • 3
    About 30 minutes before serving, cook rice in water as directed on package. With slotted spoon, remove chicken from slow cooker; cool until able to handle. Cut chicken from bones; return chicken to slow cooker. Discard bones.
  • 4
    To serve, divide rice evenly into individual large shallow soup bowls, spreading rice up sides of bowls. Add chicken and broth. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon green onions and 1 teaspoon cilantro.

  • During slow cooking, the chicken bones will release extra flavor into the broth.
  • Chinese five-spice powder combines equal parts of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns. This ground seasoning is popular in Asian recipes.
  • Cook the rice the night before; cool and refrigerate it. Chop the onions, slice the celery and green onions and chop the cilantro and refrigerate them separately. Before serving, microwave the rice in a covered microwave-safe glass bowl on HIGH for 5 to 6 minutes or until hot, stirring once.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
860mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
2g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
26%
26%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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