Mediterranean Chicken and Rice Recipe
 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry rice
  • 1 cup + ¼ cup chicken stock
  • coconut oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 12 oz frozen spinach, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary leaves
  • ½ teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 oz sliced black olives
  • 1 lemon
  • olive oil
  • 8 oz mozzarella, shredded or sliced
Directions
  1. Cook 1 cup of dry rice as your package directs in 1 cup chicken stock + 1 cup water.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Salt and pepper each chicken breast on all sides.
  4. Brown chicken in the coconut oil - roughly 3-4 minutes per side. Set aside.
  5. Deglaze the pan with a little white wine or chicken stock.
  6. Add onion and garlic to the leftover hot oil and sautée until onions become translucent.
  7. Add the spinach to the pan and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  8. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
  9. In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, spinach/onion mixture, rice, ¼ cup chicken stock, tomatoes, olives, and spices.
  10. Pour into a 9x11 baking pan and spread out evenly.
  11. Squeeze the lemon juice over the mixture, drizzle lightly with olive oil, and top with sliced or shredded mozzarella.
  12. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
Recipe by Life Your Way at https://lifeyourway.net/mediterranean-chicken-and-rice-recipe/