Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 45 mins | Resting Time: 5 mins | Total Time: 55 mins | Servings: 6
If you are constantly worried about your picky eaters, don’t worry I feel you. I have the pickiest eater and trust me, it is not easy! But I guarantee that they will love this garlic butter chicken thighs and rice. It is bursting with a very impressive, mouthwatering buttery garlic flavour that is to die for!
6 skinless, bone-in chicken thighs
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon dried thyme or any other dried herbs of your choice
1-1/2 cups long-grain white rice
4 large cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 yellow onion, diced
1-1/2 cup low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
1-1/2 cup hot water
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian Seasoning
salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
HOW TO MAKE GARLIC BUTTER CHICKEN THIGHS AND RICE
Step 1: Ready the oven and preheat it to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: With paprika, dried thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, sprinkle the chicken thighs, and set aside.
Step 3: Melt the butter in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onions and garlic to the skillet once the butter has melted and cook for approximately 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally until the garlic has slightly browned. Then, add the rice and stir for about 30 seconds.
Step 4: Nestle the chicken pieces on top of the rice. Pour the chicken broth and water over and sprinkle with Italian seasoning and oregano. Then, bring the mixture to a boil. Adjust the salt and pepper according to taste.
Step 5: Cover the skillet with the lid or tent with aluminium foil. Put in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes. Then, remove the cover and continue to bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.
Step 6: Remove from the oven when done and let the dish sit for at least 5 minutes. Then, take the chicken from the pan. Using a fork, fluff the rice. Garnish the garlic butter chicken thighs and rice with parsley. Serve and enjoy!
WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 9
You can reduce the points to 8 by simply cooking the garlic and onions in extra virgin oil instead of butter.
To further reduce the points to 5, use bone-in, skinless chicken breasts.
Amount Per Serving: Calories 370 | Calories from Fat 108 | Fat 12g18% | Saturated Fat 5g25% | Cholesterol 116mg39% | Sodium 395mg16% | Potassium 354mg10% | Carbohydrates 39g13% | Fiber 1g4%, Sugar 0g0% | Protein 23g46% | Vitamin A 420IU8% | Vitamin C 1.6mg2% | Calcium 39mg4% | Iron 1.7mg9%