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One Pot Chicken and Dirty Rice | Chicken thighs are cooked on top of a homemade dirty rice, which makes for the most flavorful Cajun-inspired dish you've ever had! Plus, all you need is one pot! | http://thechunkychef.com
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One Pot Chicken and Dirty Rice

Chicken thighs are cooked on top of a homemade dirty rice, which makes for the most flavorful Cajun-inspired dish you've ever had! Plus, all you need is one pot!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 665kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • MARINADE:
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Tbsp enough olive oil to make a paste about 1
  • REST OF DISH:
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 link of andouille sausage sliced into 1/4" slices
  • 4 bone-in skin on chicken thighs
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup DRY long-grain rice
  • 2 1/4 cup chicken stock or broth
  • Sliced green onions for garnish
  • Minced fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Combine all marinade ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add chicken thighs and turn to coat. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add drizzle of olive oil to dutch oven and heat over MED-HIGH heat. Brown andouille sausage on both sides, then transfer sausage to a plate.
  • Add chicken thighs, skin side down, and sear for 2-3 minutes per side, to develop a nice crispy skin.
  • Transfer chicken to plate with the sausage, and use a paper towel to wipe out any black bits from the pan. Brown bits and pan drippings are good to leave in though.
  • Lower heat to MED-LOW and add in chopped onion, jalapeno and celery. Saute for about 2-3 minutes, until softened.
  • Add cayenne, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper and stir.
  • Add rice and chicken stock, give it a stir, and let simmer for 1 minute.
  • Nestle chicken thighs and sausage on top of the rice (pour in the juices that are left on the plate as well). Return to a simmer, then cover.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes (covered).
  • Remove cover and bake another 10-15 minutes, until liquid is absorbed into the rice.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions and minced parsley!

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Nutrition

Calories: 665kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 1055mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2.1mg