A family recipe passed down to me from my grandmother that I am happy to share everyone, especially the singles out there that enjoy “easy to clean up after” meals.
This one is also for those of you that feel like adding in a few carbs or maybe indulging a bit.
- 2 – 4 Chicken Pieces
- 1 Head of Broccoli
- 5 Carrots
- Handful of Green Beans
- Handful of Baby Sweet Corn
- Half an Onion
- Chicken Spice
- Olive oil
- 1 – 2 Cups of Rice
*Firstly I need to mention that the amount of chicken pieces and the amount of rice that you use depends on how many people you would like to serve. Also, if you up your amount of chicken and rice, you might want to up the amount of vegetables you use as well.
Okay. Chop your onion and begin grilling it in some olive oil in the pot. Remember that the pot you use will have to be big enough to hold all the ingredients together with the lid closed at the end of everything.
Next, add your chicken spice and chicken pieces to grill and seal in some of that yummy flavour. Remember to keep some chicken spice aside for later. The chicken does not have to cook all the way through, it only needs to be sealed and browned while grilling it. Once grilled you can remove it from the pot and place it in a dish for the meanwhile.
Chop up your head of broccoli and carrots up into nice sized chunks. Green beans and baby sweet corn are small enough not to need any chopping. Make sure you have a kettle of water boiling in the background, you are going to need it at some point.
Pour your rice level into the pot that you just used to grill the onion and chicken. Then, place your chicken on top of the rice in the centre and all your veggies ontop of the rice around the chicken. Remember the water I mentioned earlier? Pour the boiled over the food in the pot until the veggies and chicken are at least two thirds covered (I like to add a little more than that just for luck sometimes).
Add some more chicken spice, salt and pepper over the ingredients. Now, it is crucial that you do not mix the pot at all. Just put it together as I have explained and this should work out just fine.
Now you can cover it and leave it on the stove to boil to perfection. Just like rice, when the water has disappeared, the food should be ready. If not, add a little extra boiling water and leave longer.
Once it is done you can remove it from the stove and dish up.
Hope that you all enjoy!
Xx Wild Wolf
*You can add any extra spices that tickle your taste buds and swap out the veggies for any veggies you prefer too!