Asian Style Chicken and Rice

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Prep: 20 min

Cook Time: 1-1.5 hrs

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken (fryer works well), about 3.5 lbs
  • .5 Cup Dried dates, chopped roughly (pitted)
  • .5 Cup Roasted peanuts
  • 1 Cup Whole wheat rice
  • 8 Cups Chicken stock
  • 3 Cups water
  • 1/2 Cup ginger, peeled and chopped into inch x inch cubes (remove after cooking)
  • 2 Cloves of garlic, peeled and split in half (remove after cooking)
  • 1/2 Cup Soy sauce, light
  • Cilantro

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix uncooked rice, dates, and peanuts together. Stuff washed chicken with mixture. Tie legs together with twine.
  2. In large pot add broth, water, ginger, and garlic. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add chicken breast down making sure broth and water mixture goes into the cavity where the rice mixture is.  Bring back to a boil.
  4. Reduce to simmer, for 40 min. Flip and cook for at least 20 more min. At and of an hour check rice texture for doneness. Cook longer if needed.
  5. Remove chicken from broth, and set aside. Strain broth and reserve broth adding the soy sauce to it.
  6. Remove rice mixture and quarter chicken to plate serve with a garnish of cilantro and side of broth.

Enjoy cheers!

Random pic! Here’s a cute nursing fawn in our neighbors yard on Cinco De Mayo!

18 responses »

  1. YUM! I’ve been cooking more chicken of late and on the lookout for new recipes. I just found a good one.

    I, also, found a delivery man at my door as I returned from the market earlier today. He had a package containing a nifty salad dressing shaker for me. I love OXO products because they’re so well-designed — and this one is no different. Thank you so much, ZBD, for this fantastic prize. I foresee a salad — with feta ;) — for dinner tonight!

    • This is def a good one, a must try! :)

      I’m so glad your package arrived! You will get some good use out of it I’m sure! You’re right, with all that feta you just made I see some salads in your future! :) Congrats again! Cheers!

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