Awesome Chicken and Yellow Rice Casserole

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This Cuban influenced dish has been a family favorite for generations! Chicken baked with onions, bell peppers, and water chestnuts, then added to prepared yellow rice makes this dish one you'll be asked again and again to make!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, coarsely chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 whole chicken

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • seasoning salt to taste

  • 1 (10 ounce) package yellow rice

  • 1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimentos, drained

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a Dutch oven, toss the onion, green bell pepper, and water chestnuts with olive oil to coat. Rub the chicken with salt, pepper, and seasoning salt, and place on top of the vegetables in the Dutch oven.

  3. Cover, and cook the chicken 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C). Remove from heat. Leaving the vegetables in the Dutch oven, remove the cooked chicken, cool, skin, debone, and shred meat.

  4. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the yellow rice according to package directions.

  5. Mix the shredded chicken and cooked rice into the Dutch oven with the vegetables. Return to the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven, and continue cooking 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

353 Calories
11g Fat
33g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 353
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 665mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 27mg 133%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 364mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.