Easy Chicken and Rice

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, about 8 ounces, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup peas
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup green olives, sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 chicken, cut up into serving pieces or 16 pieces Trader Joe’s tenderlions
  • 1 ½ cups white rice
  • Freshly minced parsley for garnish
  • Lemon or lime wedges
  • 3 cups chicken broth

Preparation

  1. Set 3 cups of broth to boil. Place olive oil in a large skillet that can be covered, and turn heat to medium-high. Add onions and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions soften and become translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until most of the water evaporates. Add olives. Remove skin from chicken.
  2. Add rice to onions; stir until each grain glistens; Nestle chicken in rice, add a little more salt and pepper and pour in the boiling broth. Turn heat to medium-low, and cover.
  3. Cook 20 minutes, until all water is absorbed and chicken is cooked through.  Add peas.  Garnish with parsley and serve with lemon or lime.
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