Hey all, hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was a perfect balance between relaxation & productivity. This post was meant for my Not So Fat Friday but I just couldn't find the time to post so my apologies. Hopefully, I can make it up to you right now with some deliciousness.
1 tblsp olive oil
4 chicken thighs
4 chicken drumsticks
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
2 oz smoked ham, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 small onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 3/4 cup(s) canned tomatoes, drained & chopped
1 tblsp tomato paste
2 cups canned low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup rice, preferably long-grain
2 tblsp chopped fresh parsley
In a large, deep frying pan, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Season the chicken with 1/4 tsp each of the salt & pepper. Cook the chicken, turning, until well browned, about 8 minutes in all. Remove. Pour off all but 2 tblsp of the fat from the pan.
Reduce the heat to moderately low. Add the ham, onion & garlic to the pan & cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion starts to soften, about 2 minutes. Add the bell peppers & cook, stirring occasionally, until they start to soften, about 3 minutes longer.
Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, broth & the remaining 1 3/4 tsp salt & 1/4 tsp of the pepper & bring to a simmer. Stir in the rice & add the chicken in an even layer. Simmer, partially covered, over moderately low heat until the chicken & rice are just done, 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley (I used dried).
I have a rule to always double the amount of garlic in any recipe I see. I've never regretted it. So, the garlic above is already doubled. As for the parsley, I used dried & would again. And for rice, jasmine is my favorite & the one I chose for this.
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