One Pan Crispy Chicken with Rice

Jan 31, 2021Dedalus Staff

Serves 4


1/4 cup dry white wine

Pinch of saffron threads

4 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs 

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium onion finely chopped

1 red bell pepper finely chopped

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 bay leaf

2 cups chicken broth plus more if needed

1 cup short-grain rice such as Arborio

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

3/4 cup frozen peas thawed


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 
  2. Combine wine and saffron; let stand until ready to use.
  3. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, skin side down, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip, and cook until golden brown; transfer to a plate.
  4. Drain any excess oil, leaving 1 teaspoon of oil in the pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook onion, red bell pepper and garlic, stirring often, until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in wine-saffron mixture, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and the bay leaf. Cook until wine is almost completely evaporated, 5 to 10 minutes. Add chicken thighs, broth and rice; bring to a simmer.
  5. Cover the pan and place it in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven. Stir the peas into the rice. Top with parsley and serve.

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