Chicken with Rice / Pui cu orez

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Preparation Time:  30 minutes
Cooking Time:  60 minutes
Course: lunch/snacks

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servings: 4-6






Chicken breasts



Onions (large)


4 c

*Chicken broth

1 L

2 c


220 g

6 Tbs

Olive oil

6 Tbs

To taste


To taste

To taste


To taste

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To taste


 1. Rinse chicken breasts, remove skin and bones if necessary.

 2. Chop onions. Begin preheating oven to medium.

 3. Heat chicken broth in a pot on medium heat.

 4. While broth heats, sauté chicken breasts over a medium flame in a frying pan.  (5 minutes on each side or until browned.)         

 5. In a medium pot (ceramic, enamel, glass, metal – no plastic or rubber bits), begin to layer ingredients.  Start with all the rice on the bottom, then put a layer of half the onions. 

 6. Next, put in the chicken breasts.

 7. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and paprika over chicken.

 8. Put the rest of the onions over the chicken.

 9. Pour hot stock over the chicken.

10. Cover the pot and cook in a preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until rice and chicken are tender.                                                                      


Notes: Check the dish after 30 minutes to re-estimate cooking time (if needed).


Variations: You may add any vegetables or herbs you like to make this dish more flavorful. Vegetables: parsnips, carrots, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, summer squash, spinach etc. Herbs: rosemary, thyme, sage, basil, oregano, parsley, tarragon, marjoram, garlic etc. You may also try replacing a bit of the broth with dry white wine or beer. You may usehomemade or canned broth (or bouillon).


References: *See the Chicken Broth recipe.

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