Garlicky Chicken and Rice

Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture

Serves 4

  • 4 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 head of garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1 large red onion, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced
  • red wine vinegar, if needed
  • hot cooked rice, for serving
  • chopped green onions, for garnish

Garlicky Chicken and Rice

Garlicky Chicken and Rice

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As always, if time permits, season chicken in advance with salt and pepper and let sit at room temperature for up to 1 hour or refrigerated for up to 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Heat an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat; add olive oil then place chicken skin-side down in the hot pan. Cook chicken until skin is crisped and brown, 5 to 6 minutes; flip and cook 4 to 5 minutes then remove to a platter and set aside.

Add the stock to the skillet and scrape up any browned bits; add garlic, rosemary, tomatoes, and onion to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Add the chicken to the skillet skin-side up, transfer to the oven, and roast until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes for white meat and up to 60 minutes for dark meat (if mixed, remove white meat as it’s done); remove to a platter and keep warm.

Place the skillet over medium-high heat, scrape the bottom of the skillet, and bring to a simmer; taste and adjust seasoning. You may want to add a splash of vinegar if it tastes a little flat; this will depend on how acidic your tomatoes are. Serve chicken over rice with skillet mixture spooned over the top. Garnish with green onions.


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