Italian Chicken & Rice – Katie’s Kitchen Counter


Carly here!

My friend Katie has two girls ages one and two but you would never know it by the menu at her house! Even with two young children under foot, she takes the time to make delicious, ingredient-rich meals and her recipes do not disappoint. She posts regularly on her blog, Katie’s Kitchen Counter, and a recent recipe for Italian Chicken & Rice is number one on my To-Cook list for this coming weekend. (Since I am not as savvy as Katie in the kitchen, I tend to reserve recipes with over 5 ingredients for the weekends when I have more time!) Check it out here:

Italian Chicken & Rice

My parents are in Italy traveling through Positano, Rome, and Naples. Rough life. My dad keeps texting me pictures of pasta, pizza, pastries, and wine. I reminded him several times that he promised me last year on my death bed that he would take me back to Italy one day. Now you see it in writing that yes, he indeed made a promise and I will keep reminding him! This simple Italian dish is family friendly and full of flavor. Arborio rice, chicken thighs, vegetables, white wine, and chicken stock are all combined in a one dish dinner that is sure to satisfy. Give this a try!

Italian Chicken & Rice 


1½ pounds boneless , skinless chicken thighs
1 cup onion, cut in 1-inch chunks
1 cup carrot, cut in 1-inich chunks
1 cup celery , cut in 1-inch chinks
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 teaspoons kosher salt
1 fresh bay leaf
1 cup dry white wine
5 cups hot chicken or turkey stock, plus more if needed
2 cups Italian short-grain rice, such as Arborio

For finishing
2 tablespoons butter, cut in pieces
3 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated plus more for serving


{Photo courtesy of Katie’s Kitchen Counter}

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