Simple Chicken and Rice

Simple Chicken and Rice

I threw together this recipe for three reasons.  1.)  We were broke one night and I had no cash to go run to the grocery store.  2.)  I had waited until the last minute to decide on what to make for dinner (typical), and only had frozen chicken.  3.)  My mom made a similar recipe and I was craving it, as I was pregnant. I usually am.

So, are you here because you waited until the last minute and only have frozen chicken?  You’ve come to the right spot.

Are you here because you want a quick dinner that everyone will love, tastes like it took hours, and sticks to your bones.  You’ve come to the right spot.

Pregnancy cravings?  You’ve come to the right spot.

Let’s get started.

You need a pressure cooker.  I bet you have one.  It’s the pot you’re intimidated to use that you got as a wedding gift.  Well, dust it off, sista.  It’s your new best friend!  We got ours nearly 10 years ago as a wedding shower gift.  This thing has really served us well, and still looks new!  Good ones aren’t cheap, but they are worth it!

You can use frozen chicken of any kind.  Breasts, tenders (what I’m using), or even chicken thighs, wings, or drumsticks.  Cook time will vary depending on the type of chicken you start out with.

Get a pressure cooker.  Yesterday.  It'll save your 'I forgot to start the crockpot at 10 am" life.

Get a pressure cooker. Yesterday. It’ll save your ‘I forgot to start the crockpot at 10 am” life.

 

Add 3-4 tablespoons oil at the bottom of your pan, while on high heat.

rice cooker

Meanwhile, start your rice. Cook as directed. I love my rice steamer and Jasmine rice.

Add in frozen chicken.  Allow it to fry as you stir.  This process takes about 10 minutes or until there is a bit of browning on the chicken.  If yo're in a hurry, no browning is necessary.

Add in frozen chicken. Allow it to fry as you stir. This process takes about 10 minutes or until there is a bit of browning on the chicken. If you’re in a hurry, no browning is necessary.

Chicken should look about like this after the 8-19 minutes of frying.

Chicken should look about like this after the 8-10 minutes of frying.

Add in 4 cups of chicken broth and 2 cups water.  Add salt and pepper at this stage.

Add in 4 cups of chicken broth and 2 cups water. More liquid may be needed.  Make sure your chicken is nearly all submerged, as see in this picture.  Add salt and pepper at this stage.

 

At this point, attach the lid of your pressure cooker onto the pot.  Following your pot’s directions, allow to cook for 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken you used.  For a little over a pound of frozen chicken tenders, mine was finished in about 15 minutes.

Once chicken is cooked, remove pressure cooker lid.  Stir together 4 heaping tablspoons flour into 1 cup chicken broth.  Mixture should be thin with no lumps.  Add more broth if needed to get to the consistency of smooth liquid.

Once chicken is cooked, remove pressure cooker lid. Stir together 4 heaping tablspoons flour into 1 cup chicken broth. Mixture should be thin with no lumps. Add more broth if needed to get to the consistency of smooth liquid.

 

Mix the flour/broth mixture into the chicken, while on medium heat. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes without lid until mixture is a bit thickened.

That’s it!  Pile the chicken and gravy onto steaming hot rice and Oh. My. Lawdy.  It’s perfect.  In every way.  Salty.  Tender.  Perfect for a cold day.  I’ll even make it for lunch ’round these parts.  Cuz we homeschooler don’t eat cafeteria food for lunch 😉

chicken rice final

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Simple Chicken and Rice
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Recipe type: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Home Cooking
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1-2 pounds frozen or fresh chicken
  • 3-4 tablespoons oil (vegetable, olive, or canola)
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 3-4 Tablespoons flour
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Rice
  • Pressure Cooker
Instructions
  1. Add oil to pressure cooker. Fry chicken for about 10 minutes while stirring until chicken begins to brown.
  2. Add broth, water, salt, and pepper. Replace pressure cooker lid and cooke for 20-30 minutes depending on the size of chicken used and your pressure cooker settings.
  3. Meanwhile, cook rice as directed.
  4. Also, stir 1 cup. broth with 3-4 tablespoons of flour until thin and smooth. More liquid may be needed to reach desired consistency.
  5. Add this mixture to chicken mixture once cooking is finished. Cooked about 3-5 more minutes until chicken mixture thickens up a bit.
  6. Pour chicken over rice and ENJOY!

 

Comments

  1. Love the new space!And this….ohh my yum!!!!!I shall try this tomorrow night 🙂 In our first week of Homeschooling I am finding easy meals that are still healthy a MUST!

  2. This looks sooooo good! Say a special prayer for me that it IS due to pregnancy cravings 😉 I also love the new updated site look! Can I ask – what tools are you using behind the scenes to build it? I really do like how it is all coming together and I’m beyond impressed that you’re doing it yourself!

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