Well, we’re definitely in the thick of the cold days in Arkansas. How about where you are? I’m betting so! I looked at the weather yesterday morning when I woke up and it “felt like” 7 degrees. Not cool, not cool at all. But, the good part of the winter season is the yummy warm comfort food that comes along with those below freezing temps.
My sister’s MIL makes the best chicken and rice casserole I’ve ever had and it pretty much ALWAYS sounds so good to me come winter time.
So, today when I got the craving for some delicious chicken and rice I whipped out my very own recipe to use. I promise, you’ll like this and will most likely go back for seconds. It doesn’t hurt that it warms you up and feels like the perfect cold night dinner.
I wanted to try out using Bone Broth in a soup-type recipe to get the flavor and the health benefits. So this recipe calls for Chicken flavored Bone Broth. We’ve also been trying to cut out as much dairy and gluten as possible so this recipe is definitely Gluten and Dairy Free! (WIN!)
For those unsure of the benefits of bone broth, it’s filled with healing compounds like collagen, gluatmine and glycine. These all help heal any sort of gut lining damage while being a great intestinal anti-inflammatory source. Health benefits galore.
Let’s get to right to the recipe, shall we?
What you’ll need:
1 rotisserie chicken
1/2 cup sliced, thin sliced carrots
2 cloves garlic
1/2 white onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
32-64 oz chicken bone broth*
1 cup white rice, long grain
1 1/2 tbsp Olive oil, extra virgin
1 tbsp sea salt
1 dash of onion powder (to taste)
1 dash of garlic powder (to taste)
*If you would rather this recipe be a little more “soupy” you can add more of the broth. I used 1 box of the 32 oz size and it was a thicker texture which I prefer.
Total Time: 35-40 minutes
Prep Time: 10 (maybe)
Total Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 bowls full
Step 1: Start by heating up the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Then add your sliced carrots and chopped onion. Go ahead and add your salt, pepper, and dash of onion and garlic powders here.
Cover with lid and sauce until the veggies are tender. This should take about 7-8 minutes while stirring occasionally.
Step 2: Add minced garlic and sautee without the lid for about 30 seconds.
Step 3: Next, add your bone broth. Turn up the heat to high to bring to a boil.
Step 4: Then, add your rice and stir to combine together. Next, pull off your chicken from the rotisserie chicken and add to the pot. Add another dash of your salt/pepper here. Stir together.
*You can also use regular uncooked chicken and add it here to cook along with the rice. Whichever you have on hand.
Step 5: Turn heat down to medium, let simmer uncovered until the rice is fully cooked. This should take around 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
It will thicken during those 15-20 minutes to look like this.
Step 6: Remove the pot from heat and place lid back on top. Let it sit for about 5 minutes or so to soak up additional liquid and thicken a bit more.
You can taste it here and see if you need to add any additional seasonings for more flavor.
Step 7: Serve and Enjoy!
As always, From Chelsea