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Momma’s Chicken & Rice

Momma’s Chicken & Rice

Ingredients for 3 servings

* Optional Substitution Note
  • Spray olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken thighs, skinless, boneless and fat trimmed
  • Pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon The Fit Cook Everyday blend
    • SUB: onion powder & garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium white onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup long grain brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot or corn starch as a thickener for gravy
  • 2 1/4 cups no salt added chicken broth (or water)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Veggies
    • 2 zucchini, chopped
    • 1 yellow squash, chopped
    • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
    • Spray olive oil or avocado oil
    • 1 tablespoon The Fit Cook Land blend
    • Sea salt & pepper to taste


Step 1

Set oven to 420F/216C.

Step 2

Add the veggies to a nonstick baking tray, spray them with a little olive oil and add seasonings.  Roast for 20 minutes.  Set aside.

Step 3

While the veggies are roasting, season chicken with sea salt, pepper and Everyday seasoning.

Step 4

Set a heavy bottomed pot on medium high heat.   Once hot, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the chicken thighs.  Let them sear for 2 -3 minutes to get deep marks, then flip them over to sear for another 1 -2 minutes, then remove from the skillet.  Set aside.

Step 5

In the same pot, add another tablespoon of olive oil, onion, stalks, and green pepper.  If you are adding the arrowroot or flour, add it now as well.  Sautee for 3 – 5 minutes until the onions turn slightly brown and translucent.  Then add the garlic and brown rice.  Ensure every grain of rice is covered or touched by the oil, about 1 – 2 minutes.

Step 6

Pour in the broth and let it gently simmer.  Add the bay leaves.

Step 7

Nestle the chicken thighs on top of the rice, then cover and cook for 30 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed.

Step 8

Evenly divide among your meal prep containers and enjoy!

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Prep 5min
Cook 35min
Total 40min

Nutrition per serving

About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!