Thursday, October 26, 2006

Simple one pot dinner


For dinner last night I did a simple, but tasty chicken and rice dish. For this you will need:

skinless, boneless chicken (I used 10 chicken thighs)
2 heaping teaspoons of minced garlic
1/2 small onion, diced
2 cups chicken stock (tho in this case I used turkey stock)
2 tablespoons paprika
salt and pepper
1 cup uncooked rice
1 large container of sour cream (again, in this case I used plain, whole milk yogurt)
2 tsp oil

Cube the chicken into small bite sized pieces. Take a big pot and put on burner over medium high heat. When the pan gets hot, add oil. When oil is shimmery, add chicken and stir it to brown. Add onions and garlic. Because the chicken is browning en mass, it will create juices and cook in that, it won't "brown" but this is what we want (as opposed to cooking the chicken a few pieces at a time and not getting the juices and getting that nice golden brown goodness on the outside). When the chicken is cooked on all sides add the chicken stock. Season with paprika, salt and pepper and let simmer for about 10-15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, bring pot to boil and add 1 cup of uncooked rice. Let boil a couple minutes then turn heat down to low and put a lid on the pot. Let it cook for 20 minutes covered. Don't remove the lid.

When the 20 minutes are up, add the container of sour cream (or yogurt) and let it heat thru. You can make a slurry of 1 tablespoon flour and water or use water and corn starch to thicken it.

This recipes made LOTS. Plenty for 2nds and leftovers for lunch.
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