Macedonian Chicken and Rice

Chicken and rice is a classic combination all over the world. Here’s one version shared to me by my dearest friend from Macedonia (thanks Mece! <3) This dish is very easy to make and flavorful.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 chicken cut into pieces (or you may use any chicken part you want)
  • water for boiling
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium size onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 2 cups of uncooked rice
  • 1 chicken broth cube (optional to add more flavor)
  • 1/2 tbsp parsley

Directions:

  1. Place chicken in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Season to taste with salt and pepper and cook until tender. Set aside and reserve liquid to cook rice in.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a baking dish.
  3. Melt butter in a pan, and fry the finely chopped onion until transparent. Add carrots, red pepper and green pepper and continue frying.
  4. Add the rice and fry it for a minute. Add 4-5 cups of of the chicken broth (measure based on how much is needed for your rice). Add the chicken broth cube for more flavor. Let the rice boil for 8 to 10 minutes (half cooked).
  5. Transfer the rice to the baking dish (including the liquid). Place chicken pieces on top of rice. Top with parsley.
  6. Put in oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the stock is absorbed and rice is tender.

Preparation and Cooking Time: 2 hours

Serves 2-3 

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