Monday, August 5, 2013

Greek Chicken Drumsticks with Rice

Every week, I buy a pack of organic chicken drumsticks. It is one thing I know my boys will eat, and they cook quickly, which is great during the week. I started out cooking them plain, but slowly started adding more courageous flavor combinations. The boys see the same chicken they know and love, and it gets them to taste things they maybe wouldn't otherwise.

This recipe take a little longer than 30 minutes, as I cannot get brown rice to cook that quickly. It always takes me at least 40 minutes, which is why I usually make a double batch and put half in the fridge for another meal.

Chicken with Rice

This recipe was adapted from the Heart Association Meals in Minutes Cookbook.
Printable Recipe

1 1/2 Cups Uncooked Brown Rice
3 Cups Water
6-8 Chicken Drumsticks
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Cup Chicken Broth
1 Cup Water
1 tsp Dried Oregano
1 tsp Lemon Zest
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1/8 tsp pepper

8 Greek Olives, Pitted
2 Tbsp Feta Cheese, Rinsed and Crumbled

  1. Put the rice and water in the rice cooker and get it started.  
  2. Rinse drumsticks and pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil.
  4. Add the chicken, and cook for 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Add broth, water, oregano, lemon zest, lemon juice, and pepper to the skillet and bring to a simmer.
  6. Lower heat to medium-low and cook, covered, for 10 minutes until the chicken is no longer pink in center. 
  7. Remove chicken.
  8. At this point the rice should be almost done cooking.
  9. Add in the rice, and the remaining ingredients into the skillet and stir. Return the chicken to the skillet. Cook, covered, for another 10 minutes.

Serve with a green salad!

Chicken With Rice
Steps 5 and 6

Chicken with Rice
Step 9

Chicken with Rice


Greek chicken in under an hour!

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