Bring mixture to a boil then cover and simmer until liquid has been absorbed and rice is nearly tender. Ive made this dish several times and it always turns out AmAzInG!! Natasha, tried this without chicken, delicious! I can report back that it was a good idea! That sounds like the perfect substitution! What cheese could we use if we are not a fan of parmesan ? This was so delicious and easy!!! How would I make it work with brown rice? I have handed it down to my daughter, but she does not have a cast iron pot. Serve right away or leave the lid on to keep it warm until serving. You’re welcome! Very delicious. Thank you so much for all of your amazing recipes. Fettuccine in a Creamy Butternut-Sage Sauce Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken About Michelle De La Cerda Recipe developer, food travel writer, amateur photographer, food blogger, writer of random things, editor, tv watcher, book reader, mother and woman. So great to hear that Donna. When reheating, I would suggest first thawing in the fridge overnight then add a little sprinkle of water when it’s heating up so it doesn’t get dry. I imagine there would need to be some adjustments made since cauliflower doesn’t absorb water the way rice does. Hi Natasha, I made this dish for my family tonight and we ate the whole pot! Love all your recipes! Used a tablespoon of jarred garlic instead of fresh. I dont know if it’s because it sat overnight and the flavors were enhanced but it was delicious much better than yesterday. Will double the recipe next time so we get leftovers! SO GOOD!!! Simmer for 15-20 minutes, covered, until the rice is … This recipe calls for bone-in chicken thighs with the skin removed. I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Hi Carisa, I haven’t experimented with this in an instant pot so I am not able to share any modifications if necessary. Thanks. Without separating the cloves (leaving the root end intact), slice the end off a whole head of garlic to expose the garlic cloves. Add garlic and cook until chicken is nearly cooked through, about 2 minutes longer. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low. WONDERFUL. This is my absolute favorite dish. It should be creamy. Serve warm. :) Worth every step and so easy! Thank you!!! Heat olive oil in a 10-inch skillet over … I just got a Pampered Chef Quick Cooker and I’m trying to use it as often as possible. Just keep in mind that onion, celery, and carrots all take a while to cook so if you add softer, faster cooking veggies (like broccoli) you may want to add them near the end of the cook time. Read my disclosure policy. Creamy Chicken and Rice is one of the heartiest, most comforting dinners and it’s absolutely perfect for cold fall days! Saute onion, carrots and celery in oil. How to make chicken and rice. Once butter is melted and hot, stir in diced onion, grated carrots and 1 tsp salt. The flavors are just sooo good. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. If you experiment first, please let me know how it goes. Return veggies to skillet. Thanks!! Want to make your Creamy Chicn & Rice recipe. Half the salt. Set the whole head into the center of your rice, sliced side down. Cover the skillet with the lid. Hi Frank, I didn’t measure it that way but I would guess it is about 2 1/2 to 3 cups, cut into matchsticks. . It was delicious but I lost the recipe and can’t find it. This was so creamy and the chicken thighs were a great call! Thank you for that completely amazing review and feedback. Thank you! Hi natasha, This recipe is superb! Delicious! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! The way the recipe is writing is perfect, but I’m glad I played with it. Such a delicious meal! Thank you for sharing your great review! Drain drippings from pan and wipe clean. WOW! Cover with foil and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Season the chicken with salt, pepper and paprika. Looks great, I want to try it for a friend going through Chemo. I absolutely love your Blueberry Lemon cake! Hi Rachael, I recommend reading through the comments. Hi Kim, I’m not sure this would work in a slow cooker; I haven’t tested it that way so I’m not sure if the consistency would be right in a slow cooker. Love this recipe! Perfect! My picky eaters loved it, will definitely become a regular in our house. But I always come back to your recipe. Season 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs all over with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Heat 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. I’m all smiles! Natasha, I don’t usually take time to write reviews, but this was delicious and so easy. 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1″ pieces I thought it might have been too much liquid but it absorbed quite nicely at the end. 3. Hi Donna, I haven’t tested that but I think that should work. Very easy and tasty. I’m in need of some new supper ideas. I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe. I recently started to learn how to cook and I just happened to stumble upon this recipe and it’s absolutely delicious!! I put in gruyere cheese instead of parm and added some cayenne pepper, kicked it up! Served over a creamy white cheddar broccoli rice. Thank you so much for sharing this with me Kim! Hi Ann, one of my readers reported great results using long grain rice and cooking 20 minutes. It was an absolute hit with my kiddos and husband! That is the best! This chicken and rice dish is so satisfying - a must try! I’ve made this before so good. Hoping for a risotto veggie style? That should work, here is what one of our readers wrote ” don’t have a dutch oven, so used my non-stick stoneware frying pan with a close fitting lid. It just seemed like there was too much butter and oil. I make this all the time. Thank you for being patient! We found a new family favorite meal for our household! It’s one of those meals that you’ll make and your family members will be convinced you’re the best cook there is. These tender Creamy Chicken Thighs are loaded with flavor! Thank you! Thank you for sharing your great feedback Sheramy! Add the wild rice and the chicken broth to the pot. Can’t go wrong with Natasha’s recipes. This is my twist on his Chicken Supreme dish, a creamy sauce with chicken, bacon, onion and garlic, finished off with some peas and mushrooms. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Hubby and son both thought it delicious. Love it! Loved this recipe!! Thank you for sharing that with me! I don’t understand why? So happy that a coworker told me about your site. Sautee until soft and golden (8-10 min). This is so tasty and not tricky at all to make! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! We all need a comforting meal now and then and the cream makes it so good! I hope you love it, too. I didn’t have boneless chicken thighs, so I used boneless chicken breasts instead and it is still great! I’d maybe par cook the brown rice first and then proceed as instructed. Thank you in advance. Can you add frozen peas to it??? Thank you for that suggestion. Would that be okay? Sorry I don’t have that info excluding those two but there are several online nutrition calculators such as myfitnesspal.com. I made this receipe last night for supper. Here’s what you’ll need to make this easy chicken and rice recipe: I know some of you are probably wondering about using chicken breasts here. This is one of our favorites, isn’t the flavor amazing! Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for … Return chicken thighs to the skillet, and cook, covered, until chicken is no longer pink at the bone … Without testing, I can’t say for sure if brown rice will work in this recipe because I don’t think you’d want to cook the chicken that long. Dip each piece of chicken in it on both sides, shake off the excess and place in the dish. You’re welcome to add different veggies to this creamy chicken and rice. 1. Welcome to my kitchen! Soooo schmecky it was tough to portion control :0. Fran R. Hi Fran, I honestly haven’t tried this in the crockpot and without testing that out and I haven’t seen any reviews come through from anyone who has tried it either. I accidentally got bone-in thighs but just went with it, and put 5 bone-in thighs in and browned them longer, then added the 1 cup chardonnay, 5.25 cups chicken stock, and 3 cups Uncle Bens rice. I’m so happy to hear that! It was truly outstanding. Without testing I can’t say for sure because I don’t think you’d want to cook the chicken that long. The perfect comfort food to serve over a bed of steaming basmati rice! Second time we made this.. Of course turned out perfect. Big hit with my hubby. So juicy! Just keep in mind that onion, celery, and carrots all take a while to cook so if you add softer, faster cooking veggies (like broccoli) you may want to add them near the end of the cook time. My brother introduced us to this meal, and now it’s a staple in our recipes! I actually used 1/2 of a leftover roasted chicken, diced, and a cup of frozen peas after the rice was done (because I wasn’t sure if that was enough chicken for 2 cups rice). Natasha’s favorite tips to unleash your inner chef! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Add in rice, chicken broth and thyme and season with salt and pepper. I love it when the entire family can enjoy the same meal. One of my favorite recipes!! Thanks so much. If you have the option, chicken tenders would probably be better than chicken breast, but chicken breast will work. Brown rice would be a little trickier since it takes twice as long to cook. Do you think I could do this recipe in a large crock pot. Will add toasted pine Hi Julie, there’s quite a bit of talk in the comments about butter but here is what one of the readers wrote that you may find helpful “I also used chicken breast and took out the butter as additional healthy steps. The recipe makes a ton of food so normally I freeze a bit down, it reheats really nicely! It has all of the heartiness of plov and creamy deliciousness of a risotto. Also, the wine adds great flavor to the chicken and overall dish but I’m so glad you enjoyed it even without the white wine. I’m COVID paranoid and don’t want to go to store. Hi Ellen! 1/3 cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped That’s just awesome!! That is wonderful to hear. Add chicken, mushrooms, and onion to the pan. Hi Wendy, you could freeze this chicken and rice since the ingredients reheat pretty well. Thank you for sharing that with us Daryl! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe and thank you for sharing that awesome review with me Renee! Transfer to a plate. I’ve been making this for years. Are you possibly referring to this Taco Soup recipe HERE? Creamy Chicken and Rice Recipe (a one-pot meal), skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1" pieces. Thank you for this wonderful review I’m glad that you loved this recipe. That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great! Hi Angela, I prefer it with chicken thigh meat because it’s more flavorful and tender, but I have tried and and have gotten several reader reports that it works works well with chicken breast. Very filling and a bit hit with my family. That sounds like a good idea for next time. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I dont like parmesan cheese, do you think it’s possible to take cheddar or mozzarella instead ? Perfect for cold fall days! Thankyou. Add in rice, chicken broth and thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste. Turn off the heat, remove garlic head (you can either push the cloves of garlic out into the rice and eat it or discard it) and quickly stir in remaining 2 Tbsp butter until fully incorporated. This is absolutely delicious! Season the chicken and lay on the rice mixture. You’re welcome Becky! This will definitely join the dinner rotation and will be great for company. Thanks will make again! Just made you wonderful Chicken and Rice casserole! If you wind up with leftover chicken and rice, I recommend reheating it in a skillet with a splash of milk to loosen it up if needed. We are slowly working through all of our recipes to add nutrition info but it is a time-consuming process as they have to be added one at a time. That’s the most I’ve seen her eat in a long time. We made the creamy chicken and rice recipe tonight. Bring to a boil. Hi Anne! My husband and I Enjoyed our Dinner! Natasha’s recipes are always Thank you! Set the whole head into the center of your rice, sliced side down. You can substitute dried herbs for the fresh, and feel free to use both the rosemary and thyme if you like a lot of herbs. I’m making it tonight! Next time will try that.. the rice it’s self gave it a risotto flavor – which was yummy! Once butter is melted and hot, stir in diced onion, grated carrots and 1 tsp salt. Hi Natasha….I made this recipe, I have use 1/5 cup rice wine, 6 cups broth…it is sooooo delicious…very easy to follow too……..thank you! Hi Beth, I honestly haven’t tried this in the crockpot and without testing that out and I haven’t seen any reviews come through from anyone who has tried it either. Hi Fran, A hearty, comforting and perfectly satisfying one pan chicken dinner that everyone can agree on. Add trimmed, chopped chicken thighs, 2 bay leaves, another 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Pour the creamy liquid over the top – do not stir. Coat the bottom of a large shallow cast iron skillet or braising pan with olive oil and heat on medium … Hi Bill, that should work just fine. Just cook longer before adding veg back in? My husband does not eat rice, so I am thinking of trying this with orzo pasta. I think it would still work if you wanted to rinse the rice but it would be a little less creamy. 1/4 cup olive oil It seems impossible to brown the chicken after the carrots/onions, so I brown chicken first. Do you have this recipe in the instant pot version? Thanks again Natasha for a wonderful recipe! No wine…allergic to sulfites in wine…but used extra broth (homemade, so, wonderful flavor). Can you use cream of chicken or mushroom soup instead of heavy cream?? Sautee until soft and golden (8-10 min). I love that the kids are so involved in the kitchen! Hi Debbie, the white wine gives this dish great flavor but if you don’t use wine in cooking, you can substitute with broth and a splash of lemon juice for a little extra flavor. I didn’t have any celery or cream but I substituted them for corn and sour cream and the result was amazing. I even called Mom and shared it with her just as soon as I finished my bowl of creamy goodness. It has all of the heartiness of plov and creamy deliciousness of a risotto. Bake for 30 minutes, carefully remove and stir up the rice … would there be a liquid difference ? I tried this last night, I didn’t have fresh herbs on hand so I substituted them for dried Herbes de Provence. So great to hear that Julie. Such a wonderful meal. Hi Tracy, the alcohol cooks out as you boil it down so you are just left with great flavor, but if you are concerned, you can use more broth instead. Plus it gives the flavors all a chance to meld since everything is cooked together. Just made this tonight and was a big hit. I was able to scale it down to 4 servings without issues. Serve right away or leave the lid on to keep it warm until serving. Thanks! 4. Does it freeze (sealer pack) well? And used brown rice, which, as noted, increases the simmer time. 2 large carrots, grated or cut into matchsticks I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes. earlier this summer you posted a taco hot dish. Hi Tori, I haven’t had that happen but I am happy to troubleshoot. Thank you!! Heat remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. I changed a couple minor things. I’m so happy you found a family favorite! Sprinkle the uncooked rice evenly over the chicken. That’s so great! Love your videos and your kids coming in for taste tests. Have you ever used rotisserie breasts in this? Bring to a rolling boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until rice is fully cooked (15 mins). trimmed boneless, skinless chicken thighs. That is the best when the picky eaters agree! I hope you love every recipe that you will try! That’s what we used to make the 5 cups of chicken broth. Place chicken pieces into the bottom of the insert pot of an Instant Pot. The chicken turns out tender and so flavorful. Spinach, roasted peppers, onions, Parmesan, and cream come together to create an absolutely scrumptious sauce. Place the chicken pieces on top of the rice mixture. : ). Another hit in this house! I’m glad the substitute ingredients that you used worked so well. Thank you for that awesome review, Nicole! Crispy boneless chicken thighs in a thick and creamy mushroom sauce with garlic, herbs and parmesan cheese is the weeknight dinner everyone raves about! Thanks. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant Season with … Here’s what one of our readers wrote trying rotisserie, “This is fantastic. I hope it’ll come out better this time!!”. I also didn’t have a whole bulb of garlic, so I used pre-minced garlic instead. Added a couple of rotisserie breasts shredded just before finishing with butter and parm and it was just excellent. Using the unrinsed Jasmine produced a dish remarkably similar to a good risotto without all the stirring and a leftover that I believe will freeze well and warm up perfectly in a SousVide or pot of simmering water. I am so so happy to hear that! Saute, stirring occasionally until chicken is golden on all sides (5 mins). Good comfort food and I felt a little bit fancy with the wine. Turned out really well. Hi, the dish is intended to be somewhat like a risotto which is why we do not rinse the rice. The garlic trick made me feel super fancy and it smelled so good after I took it out. You boil out the alcohol and keep all of the amazing flavor). You can substitute with 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs… Today I refried the leftovers in butter and some of the rice got crispy. Hi Olga, definitely try step 2 browning the chicken. Cook breast pieces fully first, then wrap in foil and keep warm and mix in at the end. Using a dutch oven or heavy bottom pot with tight fitting lid, over medium/high heat, add 1/4 cup olive oil and 2 Tbsp unsalted butter. Hi Kiran, the white wine gives this dish great flavor but if you don’t use wine in cooking, you can substitute with broth and a splash of lemon juice for a little extra flavor. Hi Jaclyn, one of my readers reported great results using long grain rice and cooking 20 minutes. Good Job! Most one-pot-rice this and that recipe starts off on the stove then is finished in the oven. Hi EJ, we actually converted this recipe to an instant pot chicken and rice and didn’t use any white wine at all and it still turned out delicious. Pour the chicken broth, cream of mushroom, and water, evenly over the chicken. Stir in peas and cream, cover and cook until rice is fully tender, about 5 minutes longer. Using a dutch oven or heavy bottom pot with tight fitting lid, over medium/high heat, add 1/4 cup … Sounds like you found a new favorite, Misha! If you have the option, chicken tenders would probably be better than chicken breast, but chicken breast will work. Oh and I didn’t have wine so I used white wine vinegar. When reheating, I would suggest first thawing in the fridge overnight then add a little sprinkle of water when it’s heating up so it doesn’t get dry. Hi natasha, love your recipes, can you give alternates to white wine that you use in your recipes. Hi Laura, you could freeze this chicken and rice since the ingredients reheat pretty well. Lots of yum’s and “This is delicious!” Off to search your site for more new recipes. It’s just straight up delicious cozy comfort food. I have already reviewed this once before but I wanted to come back on and say how much our family loves this recipe. Sounds like a good plan. Thank you thank you THANK YOU! So for those who don’t have wine I suggest using something else acidic to assist in this process–lemon juice, wine vinegar, etc (but not a cups worth!).”. Okay Natasha, this is my kind of comfort food. Saute onion, carrots and celery in oil. Loved it. We added some peppers to step one, compliments of neighbors! I wondered if you’ve tried to make it in your instant pot though and if so, how did you modify? Add trimmed, chopped chicken thighs, 2 bay leaves, another 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Absolutely a new staple in our dinner rotation. Hello, I don’t eat meat can I substitute shrimp for the chicken. Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Once the rice is cooked, stir in the Parmesan, vegetables, heavy cream, and fresh thyme. I’ve made it a little differently at times, for example instead of 5 cups of broth, I’ve used an extra cup of wine and four cups of broth and I’ve used fresh dill instead of parsley. This recipe is better for the stovetop as you really do need to cook everything the way Natasha does to develop the right flavors. Another winner and keeper. That’s the best! Hi Malisa, I think it would work to make this into a vegetarian version and skip the chicken. What do you think? Hi Blossom! We are so happy you're here. Hello Natasha, would it make much of a difference to the end result if I browned the chicken pieces first? No strange ingredients, so it works with what is in my cupboards. I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Toss the chicken breast with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. I have done this before and loved it but I don’t have Chardonnay on hand but i have Pinot. That’s so great, Gwen! FREE BONUS: 5 Secrets to Be a Better Cook! I’m so glad you loved the chicken and rice. Turn off the heat, remove garlic head (you can either push the cloves of garlic out into the rice and eat it or discard it) and quickly stir in remaining 2 Tbsp butter until fully incorporated. 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