Garlic Chicken and Rice

This has been a bad week for cooking- I’ve had several major kitchen flops already this week and it is only Wednesday. Such is the joy of experimenting with new recipes. Although I must admit I am usually pretty lucky- for every kitchen fail I have many more successes. I hardly ever repeat the same recipe twice because I love experimenting with new ones so much. I spend an unhealthy amount of time perusing recipes on Pinterest and have an obsession with cookbooks. Especially cookbooks with pictures- I think I could drool over food porn all day long. Give me a cup of Starbucks coffee and an hour to wander through the cookbooks at Chapters and I’m a happy girl.

But the recipe I’m going to share with you today doesn’t come from the internet, or a cooking show or a cookbook….it comes from my dear old dad.Now don’t get the wrong impression- my dad is no chef. Growing up, it was my mom who did the majority all the cooking. But this is one meal that I only ever remember my father making and because of that it feels like comfort food for me. Eating this dish brings me back to family dinners around our dining room growing up. It is also a very versatile dish- I have made it with both chicken and pork and both turn out fabulous. It is also super easy to prepare- just throw everything into a roaster in the oven and wait and hour. That easy.

Garlic Chicken & Rice

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or pork chops ( I prefer pork)
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup garlic sauce
  • 2&1/2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce (I usually throw in a little more because I love it)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)

Preheat oven to 350. Cut the chicken breasts into halves and place on the bottom of a roaster. Place the chopped onion, rice, garlic sauce, water and soya sauce on top and cook for 1 hour. Easy, huh? Serve with a side of veggies and enjoy!































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