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Greek Chicken With Rice.

Updated on June 28, 2015
Greek Chicken With Rice
Greek Chicken With Rice

Rice With Greek Chicken


Chicken and rice has a very long history. Take any cuisine in the world and you would find countless recipes of chicken and rice. In India we have a full cuisine which is called Biryanai. It is made of rice and meat (usually chicken or mutton). Everyone loves the combination of rice and chicken. Children just love the taste of rice and chicken together. This recipe is boons for those mothers who are always complaining that their children eat nothing and who always run after their children with food. Though the Chicken used in this is kind of which is made more in Greece but can be easily made anywhere in the world. The gradients are easily available in the nearby store and if not in store then on E bay and Amazon.com.

Since this recipe is basically made from chicken and that too skinless, it has very little fat, so is healthy too especially for the kids.

Ingredients

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1. Chicken Thighs: 8

2. Basmati Rice: 7 Oz / 200 grams.

3. Feta Cheese: 2 Oz / 60 grams crumbled.

4. Chicken stock: 8 Fl. Oz / 250 ml.

5. Canned Tomatoes: 1 pound and 12 oz / 800 grams.

6. Black olives: 10 chopped and pitted.

7. Corn oil / Olive oil: 2 Tbsp

8. Onion: 1 Red finely chopped.

9. Garlic Cloves: 4 small chopped.

10. Thyme: Fresh 1 Tsp chopped.

11. Oregano: Fresh chopped 2 tsp.

12. Fresh oregano springs: 4 to garnish.

Method of Prepration

1. First of all take the legs of the chicken and remove all the skin from it.

2. Keep aside

3. Take a flame proof casserole.

4. Heat oil in it.

5. Now put 4 pieces of chicken thigh in the oil.

6. Mix well with oil.

7. Now put remaining pieces of chicken in the oil.

8. Mix all well.

9. Now on medium heat cook for about 10 minutes.

10. Cook till chicken turn golden brown.

11. Now take a plate and put an absorbent paper on it.

12. Transfer the chicken on that plate.

13. Now in the casserole add onion and garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.

14. Add rice and 2 fl oz (¼ of the stock) of chicken stock.

15. Cook on medium flame for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

16. Don’t stir too much or rice would break.

17. By this time the onions would have softened, if not cook for another minute.

18. Add remaining herbs and tomatoes and cook for one minute.

19. Add remaining chicken stock.

20. Now from the plate take the chicken thighs and put them in the casserole.

21. Mix well with rice and make sure the chicken thighs are well covered by rice.

22. Now bring the mixture to boil.

23. Reduce heat.

24. Cover the casserole.

25. Simmer it for about 25 to 30 minutes, till chicken is cooked and tender.

26. Now add the olives and mix it well with rice.

27. Now take the crumpled cheese and sprinkle on top of the rice.

28. Garnish with oregano springs.

29. Serve hot.

Tips:

1. Never stir too much of uncooked rice as it would break long grain rice in to small pieces.

2. Don’t put too much of liquid or rice won’t dry properly.

3. If you over cook the chicken then the meat of chicken leaves bones, so do not over cook chicken.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Your recipe sounds delicious! We have all of the ingredients except for the chicken. I actually grow fresh thyme and oregano as well as other herbs in our garden. The black olives and Feta cheese would give it that additional flavor. Thanks for your chicken recipe. Voted up, useful and will share.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Peggy and I really envy your kitchen garden where you can grow everything fresh.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This sounds very good! I love chicken and rice. I have never tried the Basmati rice but I think I would really like it. I am definitely going to give this a try! Voted up, useful, sharing and would like to include this in my recipe blog, if that is ok with you! :)

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      I'm always looking for new ways to serve chicken and rice. This sounds absolutely delicious. Nicely explained instructions.

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      cindyak 4 years ago from Beijing

      Sounds delicious! But, I was wondering why you add 4 pieces of chicken first and then add the rest? Why not just add all of them together? Thanks! :)

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Sgbrown for the comment and thanks for the sharing and yes you can include it in your blog.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Pegcole and cindyak

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very interesting recipe and in the picture at the top the dish looks very inviting. By the way, in which stores in Delhi can oregano, thyme and other spices be found?

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Rajan for the comment and these days you can easily get in to any store and even big parchoon shops keep them. I can get from corner parchoon wala or big bazzar. In Big Bazzar it is usually kept in portion where you get dals.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I just wanted to pop back in here and let your know that I made this for dinner the other night. It was delicious! I did leave off the feta cheese, I don't much care for it. I have added your recipe to my recipe box of favorites! That means that it is "hubby approved" and I can cook it again! I just wanted to let you know... Have a great day! :)

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks sgbrown, this is such a big boost knowing you made and liked it. This is a big reward that your family likes it too. Thank you once again sgbrown.

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      penlady 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      You simply can't go wrong with chicken and rice - a truly delicious meal. And this recipe looks so delicious. A definite must try!

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks penlady for checking the recipe and comment on it.

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      Marissa Buhalog 4 years ago

      Another healthy chicken recipe,look so yummy!!

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