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Oven Baked Chicken and Rice

Easy Oven Baked Chicken and Rice: Flavorful and Convenient Dinner Idea


Discover a delightful and wholesome dish with this Oven Baked Chicken and Rice recipe. The combination of succulent chicken and perfectly cooked rice, infused with aromatic spices, creates a flavorful and satisfying meal. With the convenience of oven baking, you’ll have a hearty one-pot meal that is sure to please the entire family. Follow this simple recipe to bring warmth and deliciousness to your dinner table.


5 bone in chicken thigh fillets, peel skin OFF , (Note 1)

1 onion , chopped (brown, white or yellow)

2 cloves garlic (large) , minced

2 tbsp (30g) butter (or olive oil)

1 1/2 cups (270g) uncooked white rice (Note 3)

1 1/2 cups (375 ml) chicken broth/stock , hot (I microwave)

1 1/4 cups (315 ml) water , hot (tap is fine)


1 tsp paprika powder

1 tsp dried thyme

1/2 tsp garlic powder

3/4 tsp salt

Black pepper


Oil spray

Fresh thyme leaves or finely chopped parsley


Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.

Scatter onion and garlic in a baking dish (about 10 x 15″ / 25 x 35 cm), then place butter in the centre. Bake for 15 minutes (check at 12 minutes, mix if some bits are browning too much).

Meanwhile, mix together Chicken Rub. Sprinkle on both sides of the chicken.

Remove baking dish from the oven. Add rice then mix.

Place chicken on rice. Then pour chicken broth and water around the chicken.

Cover with foil, then bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, spray chicken with oil (optional, gives chicken nicer finish), then bake for a further 20 minutes until liquid is absorbed.

Stand for 5 minutes, then remove chicken and fluff up rice. Garnish with parsley or thyme if desired, serve and enjoy!

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?