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Smothered Chicken over Wild Rice

Main Dishes


One-Dish Meals


6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
(or chicken pieces of your choice)
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 medium onion
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
½ cup all purpose flour
(1)15-ounce can chicken broth
Dash of salt
Dash of pepper
1 box Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice bell peppers, mushrooms and onion into a bowl, sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss. Pour 1 cup chicken broth into a casserole dish (reserving remaining broth for the rice). Salt and pepper the chicken, dredge in flour and arrange pieces in broth. Sprinkle any remaining flour over chicken. Next, cover the chicken with sliced peppers, mushrooms and onions and bake for 30 minutes. Turn the chicken over and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

While the chicken is cooking, prepare the rice according to package instructions (using reserved broth as part of the water called for in the instructions). Serve
chicken, vegetables and broth over wild rice.


Karen Kurr is a member of the North East Mississippi EPA. Visit to learn more about No Time 2 Cook and for more recipes. This recipe goes way back in my family to my Mama’s childhood in Copiah County. The original ingredients were simply one whole cut up chicken (usually a tough hen that was no longer laying), flour, salt, pepper and water. The onions, peppers, mushrooms and boneless chicken are my tweaks. Mama served this over white rice, but my family prefers wild rice.

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