Pineapple Orange Chicken & Rice

Prep Time 15 MIN

Cook Time 25 MIN

Serves 4

Ingredients :

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 lb (750 g) bone-in chicken thighs (with skin)
  • 1/2 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups (500 mL) chicken broth
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Uncle Ben's Long Grain Perfection® Rice
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) each: diced sweet red and green peppers
  • 1 can (10 oz/284 mL) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup (250 mL) VH® Pineapple Cooking Sauce
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) slivered almonds, toasted

Directions :

  1. Heat oil in large skillet with lid or electric frypan over medium-high heat. Season chicken with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook until browned on both sides. Remove from pan and discard skin if desired.
  2. Stir in chicken broth, Uncle Ben’s Long Grain Perfection® rice and peppers. Bring to a boil. Place chicken thighs on top of rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes until rice is tender.
  3. Stir in oranges and sauce. Heat through. Top with almonds before serving.

Variation: To spice this recipe up, try adding 2 seeded, chopped jalapeño peppers in step 2.

Chicken thighs in a tangy fruit sauce with rice,
topped with toasted almonds.

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