We joke that after every meal my mom makes, my granddad- Papa- says that meal was the best he’s ever had. We’ve kind of adopted that saying as a way of life. After all, life’s too short, shouldn’t everything be the best ever? This chicken and rice is one my favorite dishes my mom makes. It’s the best ever.
What you will need:
3 large chicken breasts
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. oil
½ small jar pimentos
1 bunch of green onions
1/3 roll of spicy sausage
1 cup slow cooking rice
2 cups water
1 chicken bouillon cube
Salt and pepper
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Brown the sausage in a skillet. Add the pimentos and green onions (discard about two inchs of each end and then chop the remaining into small pieces); sauté until soft.
And the rice and continue cooking until starting to brown.
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Microwave your water (1-2 minutes) and then dissolve the chicken bouillon cube in the warm water.
Add the water mixture to the skillet and continue cooking until the rice is almost cooked.
I’ve mentioned that learning to like to cook is on my list, and I’m excited that I am really beginning to enjoy it! If I am being completely honest (were all friends here right?), this was literally my first time to brown chicken. (I know, I know, insert dramatic collective gasp from the audience here!) And I only did it this time out of self defense—I was afraid if I didn’t then the rice would cook faster than the meat. I also bought fresh chicken, as opposed to the frozen that I usually cook with.
Raw chicken really just creeps me out, don’t they just look like huge chicken lungs or something? I know, I have issues. But that’s okay, because tonight I am proud to say that, armed with my new tongs, I am no longer a chicken when it comes to raw chicken! Any food or ingredient that creeps you out to cook with??