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Louisiana Chicken and Rice

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Louisiana Chicken and Rice
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 5
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Spicy chicken baked with bacon, rice and veggies flavored by red pepper sauce makes a hearty dinner.

Ingredients

Rice Mixture

4
slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2
cup chopped onion
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1
can (15 oz) blackeye peas, drained, rinsed
1
can (14 1/2 oz) chicken broth
1/2
cup water
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

Chicken

3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
3
to 3 1/2 lb cut-up broiler-fryer chicken, skin removed if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until browned. Add onion and bell pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, mix bacon mixture with all remaining rice mixture ingredients.
  • 2 In food storage plastic bag, place flour, chili powder, salt and 1/4 teaspoon thyme. Add chicken pieces, 1 or 2 at a time; shake to coat. Place chicken pieces, skin side up, over rice mixture. Cover with foil.
  • 3 Bake 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 to 30 minutes longer or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear.
Tips  

Although blackeye peas are an important ingredient in traditional Southern cooking, they originated in Asia. Each small beige bean has a black circular mark on its inner curve.

For a spicier Southern dish, serve this with hot red pepper sauce.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
660
(
Calories from Fat
220
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
(
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
)
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Sodium
1070mg
45%
Total Carbohydrate
60g
20%
(
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
,
Sugars
2g
)
Protein
52g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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