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Chicken with Yellow Rice

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


Roasted chicken
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A little saffron and chopped vegetables flavor this tasty baked chicken dish.

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes


  • 2 frying chickens, cut up
  • 2 1/2 cups long-grain rice
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon saffron
  • 1 jar (2 oz) pimiento, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 package green peas, frozen, 10 ounces
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt


Saute green pepper and onion in olive oil until tender. Put in a large roasting pan; add all ingredients except chicken and mix together thoroughly. Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt and place on top of the rice mixture, skin side up. Cover and cook at 400 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Remove cover and cook an additional 5 minutes.
Serves 8.


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 5 out of 5
Excellent and easy for a quick get together!, Member FloridaGuy71

I have made this at least 5 times in the last 8 months, everytime it gets rave reviews with people asking for the recipe.. even those who had it more than once at my house! It's a great one dish (roasting pan) meal and easily serves 6 people with big appetites. I have made a few adjustments and tried a few variations I thought I'd pass along. I cheat and use a 16-20 ounce package of yellow rice with saffron. I add a small red, yellow, and orange pepper for color. Instead of pimento, I use 3-4 ounces of sliced green olives with pimentos. I also use 1 can of diced tomatos drained. As for the 5 cups of water, I use chicken stock and sometimes a corona! I sometimes had to cook it closer to two hours depending on the size of the chicken pieces and how much liquid was added. One thing I tried that did not turn out so well, I used just thighs and legs (since I prefer dark meat) instead of 2 whole cut up chickens and it didn't turn out as well... not horrible, but just not the same. In any case, it's a great dish to experiment with and even the base recipe will get you some rave reviews!

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