Louisiana Chicken and Rice

Louisiana Chicken and Rice

Spicy chicken baked with bacon, rice and veggies flavored by red pepper sauce makes a hearty dinner.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:35

Hr:Mins

Makes

5

servings

Rice Mixture
4
slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2
cup chopped onion
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1
can (15 oz) Green Giant® blackeye peas, drained, rinsed
1
can (14 1/2 oz) chicken broth
1/2
cup water
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Chicken
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
3
to 3 1/2 lb cut-up broiler-fryer chicken, skin removed if desired
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until browned. Add onion and bell pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, mix bacon mixture with all remaining rice mixture ingredients.
  2. In food storage plastic bag, place flour, chili powder, salt and 1/4 teaspoon thyme. Add chicken pieces, 1 or 2 at a time; shake to coat. Place chicken pieces, skin side up, over rice mixture. Cover with foil.
  3. Bake 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 to 30 minutes longer or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear.
Makes 5 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Although blackeye peas are an important ingredient in traditional Southern cooking, they originated in Asia. Each small beige bean has a black circular mark on its inner curve.
Tip
For a spicier Southern dish, serve this with hot red pepper sauce.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 660
    • (Calories from Fat 220),
  • Total Fat 24g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,),
  • Cholesterol 130mg;
  • Sodium 1070mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 60g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 52g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 4 Starch;
    • 4 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 5 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.