One-Pot Chicken and Rice with Swiss Chard

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Ready in 45 minutes

A one-pot chicken and rice dinner made unique with Swiss chard. Original recipe modified for my family


4 chicken leg quarters; patted dry
coarse salt
Ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic; roughly chopped
10 oz (one bunch) swiss chard stems; cut into 1/2 inch pieces, leaves torn into 2 inch pieces
1 small onion; diced
2 medium carrots; diced medium
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest; finely grated
1 1/2 cups basmati rice
2 1/2 cups chicken broth

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



1. Season chicken with salt and pepper.

Heat large Dutch oven or heavy pot with a tight-fitting lid to medium-high.

Add chicken, skin side down, and cook until brown on both sides, 12 minutes, turn

With tongs, transfer chicken.

2. Reduce heat to medium.

Add chard stems, onion, and carrots, stirring occasionally, until onion are translucent, 4 minutes.

Add chard leaves, lemon zest, simmer 1 minute.

Add broth and bring to a simmer.

Reduce to a simmer.

Season with salt and pepper.

Arrange skin-side up, on top of rice and cook, covered until chicken is cooked through and liquid is absorbed (approx 25 min.)

Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.

Serve with lemon.

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Delicious! I also added garlic scapes and subbed chicken breasts
Tshepar1 2y ago

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