One of my favorite dishes is Chicken and Rice. I have recently added a few different items to this dish in order to get more veggies in our meals.
- 6 Chicken Drumsticks, thawed
- 2 Cups of Brown Minute Rice
- 1 14.5oz can of Chicken Broth
- 1 10.5oz Can of Cream of Chicken
- 1 Cup of Frozen Peas, thawed
- 1 Cup of Frozen Carrots, thawed
- 2 Cups of Water
Start by preheating oven to 400*. In a 9 x 13 casserole dish, I pour the rice in to cover the bottom of the dish. Then, I add the chicken broth. I place the drumsticks down the middle of the dish and top them with cream of chicken. I surround the chicken with the carrots and peas and mix it into the uncooked rice. Then, I bake it for about 1 hour or until the chicken is done. I typically will add the 2 cups of water after 30 minutes of baking so the dish does not dry out.
This dish is very minimal prep time and is a one dish meal. My toddler loves this meal as well. I pull the skin off the drumsticks and then pull the chicken off the bone for him to eat. It may be a little messy for him, but he enjoys eating it so I am okay with the mess.
I have made this with chicken breast as well, but tried drumsticks a few months back and prefer those now. I have found the drumsticks do not dry out like the chicken breast did.
This is by far my favorite dish! Enjoy!