Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday Night Dinner Across the Miles / Chicken with Rice

1 1/2 pound bone in chicken parts (breasts, drumsticks, thighs) skinned
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 red bell pepper chopped
2 celery stalks, sliced
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves. minced
1 (14 1/2 oz can) diced tomatoes
1/2 cut reduced-soduim chicken broth
1/3 cup long grain white rice
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
1 cup frozen green peas
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Preheat oven to 350*F
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to lidded 2-quart casserole dish.
Add bell pepper, celery, onion and garlic to skillet; cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes with their juice and broth; bring to boil. Stir in rice, oregano and saffron; add to the chicken.
Bake, covered 25 minutes;sprinkle with peas. Bake, covered, until chicken is cooked through, rice is tender, and liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Serve sprinkled with the cilantro.

Per Serving (1/4 of casserole) 321 cal.   PointsPlus Value 8  (makes four servings)

Tonights dinner was so yummy, and very filling, I am looking forward to leftovers tomorrow for lunch. Please click here to see Jolie's dish. I am having so much fun cooking with Jolie each Tuesday Night, in this technical age it is like sharing virtual dinner but with all the aromas and flavor.  The only thing I forgot to add in the recipe was the cilantro..I was so hungry I dished it all up and started in.. then when I was doing the dishes.... I saw the cilantro still on the counter... ahhhhhh,   :]

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