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This is a great weeknight recipe. Chicken and rice is a yummy, comfort food that your family will enjoy on a Winter day!


4 quarts (16 cups) water approx. (enough to cover chicken)
4 lb. (approx.) whole chicken
3-4 stalks celery; rough chopped
1 large sweet onion; diced
1 teaspoon pepper – divided
1 teaspoon salt – divided
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1 1/2 teaspoons parsley – divided
3 cups long grain white rice


In a large stock pot bring water, chicken, celery, onion, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, oregano, celery salt, 1 teaspoon parsley to boil, cover and reduce to a simmer for at least 1 hour (2-3 hours would be even better).

Once simmering is complete, remove chicken to cool in order to debone. Let broth continue to simmer and reduce.

When cool enough to handle, debone chicken.

Remove all broth from pot (or use another pot) and put approximately 6 cups broth back into pot along with the rice, chicken, remaining pepper, salt and parsley. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes stir in another cup of broth. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Continue to add broth, stir, cover and simmer for 5 minutes at a time until rice is done.

Thank you to She Wears Many Hats for this delicious recipe.

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