Greek Chicken & Rice

by Caroline Manzo
Close up of Greek chicken and rice with veggies
In a Nutshell
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins
Total Time 60 mins
What You’ll Make

This simple, delicious recipe will quickly become a family favorite because it feels like home! Perfectly roasted chicken and rice with vegetables is a great meal that can be shared across the table with everyone.

Ingredients

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  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, par boiled and drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup long grain rice

Instructions

1

Preheat

Preheat oven to 350º.

Turning the stove to a higher temperature to cook chicken and rice

2

Boil Chicken

/lifestyle/pantry-staplesPar boil chicken breasts for about 10 minutes, drain, and set aside.

Boiling chicken in tall pot for chicken and rice dish

3

Butter and Oil

In medium saucepan, melt butter and add olive oil.

Butter and olive oil melting in saucepan to prep for chicken and rice

4

Onion, Garlic & More

Once butter is melted add in onion, garlic, paprika, mint, salt, pepper, and tomato paste. Sauté for about ten minutes. Remove from heat and put aside.

Onions sauteed in saucepan for chicken and rice dish

5

Stir

Take sauté mixture, rice, chicken broth and water and place into a roasting pan. Stir together.

Stirring rice mixture for chicken and rice recipe

6

Chicken & Mixture

Place chicken breasts on top of the mixture.

7

Cover

Cover with foil and bake at 350º for 35 minutes.

Dish covered in tin foil to put in oven to make chicken and rice dish

8

Remove Foil

Remove foil and bake for 15 more minutes.

Final look at chicken and rice dish straight from the oven

9

Dutch Oven

If you prefer, you can also use a Dutch oven to bake instead of a roasting pan.

Equipment

Kitchen Tools

  • Medium saucepan
  • Roasting pan
  • Foil