tanya's simple baked chicken with spanish rice

My friend, Tanya, sent me this healthy chicken recipe. She said, "As a novice cook, I found this so easy and so flavorful." I think this is definitely going to be one of my staples in the fall and winter but I couldn't wait that long to make it. She also suggested making Spanish rice with it which I did. It was the perfect compliment. I just think this is more of a weekend dinner because of the baking time.

serves 4

2 Tbsp. EVOO
1 Tbsp. garlic salt
1 Tbsp. Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. old bay seasoning
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 red onion, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic salt, parsley, pepper and old bay. Rub the chicken breasts with half the mixture and place them in a baking dish.
3. Toss the pepper, tomato, and onion with remaining mixture. Arrange over chicken.
4. Bake 50 minutes in a preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear.

serves 4

2 Tbsp. EVOO
1 onion, chopped fine
2 cups of long-grain brown rice
3 cups chicken stock
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 pinch of dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt

1. In a medium sauce pan, heat EVOO and cook onion on medium until translucent. Add rice and toast for a couple minutes, be careful not to burn.
2. Add chicken stock, tomato paste, oregano and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 - 25 minutes or until cooked through. Turn off heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.


  1. yummmm, this sounds quite delicious, i would probably opt to use chicken thighs though. i cannot justify boneless, skinless chicken, i know it saves a few calories, but it really skims on the taste.


  2. Oh lord... I shouldn't be reading this at 8 in the morning. So hungry now!

  3. Ooh, I'm going to have to try this. It sounds so good.

  4. Yay! Glad you got to make it. Definitely agree it is more of a fall/winter dish but it is quite tasty!


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