Chicken With Basmati Rice

  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • one hour and 5 minutes
  • 4 servings
Chicken with Basmati Rice

Why don’t we prepare a good old main course of chicken thighs and rice? We went for basmati rice, but barley is ok, too. Just set aside 1 hour or so of your time.

Ingredients Needed for Chicken With Basmati Rice

1 tablespoon olive oil
4 garlic cloves, smashed
1 red onion, sliced
4 boneless chicken thighs (3 ounces each)
chili flakes
salt
pepper
dried rosemary
fresh thyme
1 cup basmati rice (or barley)
water
parmesan, grated (for seasoning)

How to Cook Chicken With Basmati Rice

  1. Add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, garlic, red onion, and thighs to a cooking pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Season with chili flakes, salt, pepper, and dried rosemary. Add a few thyme sprigs, drizzle the remaining olive oil and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Turn the chicken thighs over and season again with salt, pepper, and chili flakes.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the cooked chicken thighs and set them aside.
  6. Add the rice to the same pot. Season with salt and pepper, then cover with water.
  7. Cover with the lid and boil for 15 minutes.
  8. Place the cooked chicken thighs back into the pot and add a few more thyme sprigs.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes at 400⁰F/200⁰C.
  10. Remove from oven and season with grated parmesan. You can garnish with chopped parsley if you want.

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