Country French Chicken and Rice

Country French Chicken and Rice

A simple herb marinade adds fabulous flavor to chicken thighs and rice to a savory casserole.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

3:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

1/4
cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained
2
tablespoons herbes de Provence
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1
teaspoon salt
8
bone-in chicken thighs, skin and fat removed (about 2 lb)
1 1/2
cups sliced mushrooms
1
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1
medium carrot, shredded (3/4 cup)
2
cups boiling water
1
tablespoon chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
  1. In heavy-duty 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix tomatoes, herbes de Provence, oil, lemon juice, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Add chicken thighs and mushrooms; seal bag. Turn to coat thighs and mushrooms in marinade. Refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Place rice, carrot and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in baking dish; stir in boiling water. Place chicken thighs, mushrooms and marinade evenly over rice mixture.
  4. Cover with foil. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Sprinkle with parsley and lemon peel.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
If herbes de Provence is not available, use any combination of dried basil, fennel seed, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, sage, summer savory, tarragon or thyme.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 260
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 360mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 18g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.