Recipe by Chef John
"Everybody likes chicken and rice. Just about every major culture has some sort of version of this archetypal recipe (by the way, people from minor cultures please save your emails). This is pure down-to-the-bone comfort food."
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whole chicken, cut into serving pieces
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
olive oil, divided
sliced green olives
garlic, thinly sliced
red bell pepper, diced
green bell pepper, diced
long grain white rice
Cannot find the words to explain how amazing this dish tasted !!!! This dish deserves 20 Stars !! It tasted soooooo GOOD !! Loved loved it . Filing this recipe in my top 10 favorite dishes !!!
Basic recipe idea is great and we have had many versions ... but this was too "sweet" for our taste... and not too exciting... basic procedure was good... and most spices worked... but will look for a better spice combo for this dish..loved the garlic/cumin/cayenne/paprika.. just was missing something!
Chef John never disappoints! This dish look beautiful and tastes just as good.
MY OH MY!!! This was absolutely delicious. I used yellow and red bell peppers because that is all I had. Other than that made as directed and it was perfect. I am still puzzled by the review that described this as "too sweet". Between the briny flavor of olives and capers, this dish was FAR from sweet. Easy, hearty, budget meal to feed a family. Thanks for sharing Chef John!
Question.....I just made this and thought it came out pretty darn good considering I'm a terrible cool and forgot the olives and capers....but my question is, once you bring the flame to a simmer, do you keep it on the stovetop while the rice cooks and then put it into the oven or do you place it in the oven right away and let the rice cool in the oven? I did the latter, not being sure, and had to cook if for almost triple the time. It still tastes great but would like to know for future reference.
Made it just like this except I added more garlic, I LOVE GARLIC and came out GREAT! Btw, I'm also a Chef!Congrats Chef John I use a lot of your basic recipes and "Tweak" them! but your basics are great!
Came out great! Did everything exactly per recipe. I've been to Puerto Rico twice, and it does remind me of the aromatic and flavorful food of the island. Just missing the Medalla cerveza!
We really liked this dish but it needed just a bit more kick. I used drumsticks and added homemade, sun dried, yellow tomatoes. Other than that, I followed the recipe as written. I served this with jalapeno collard greens and we ended up mixing it with the rice on our plates. Yum! I'll definitely make it again. Thanks Chef John!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Chicken and Rice
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 474
** Calories from Fat: 172
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