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Combine one-dish cooking with a flavorful rice dinner recipe. This recipe is hearty chicken and shrimp combination mixes in Southern staples, like okra and plum tomatoes, for a flavorful meal in just one pan. Try it!

Hands-on Time      : 20 mins
Total Time             : 1 hour 20 mins

Servings               : 6


·         1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
·         2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
·         3 fresh thyme sprigs
·         1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
·         2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
·         1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
·         2 tablespoons olive oil
·         1 small yellow onion, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
·         1 green pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
·         2 garlic cloves, chopped
·         cup frozen sliced okra, thawed
·         1/2 pound medium-size raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
·         1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
·         3 plum tomatoes, chopped
·         2 green onions (green parts only), sliced


1.   Cook rice according to package directions, substituting chicken broth for water and adding fresh thyme sprigs to broth. Spread cooked rice in a thin layer on a baking sheet; discard thyme sprigs. Cool completely (about 30 minutes).
2.   Meanwhile, toss together chicken pieces, 2 tsp. kosher salt, and 1/2 tsp. black pepper. Cook chicken in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add yellow onion, green pepper, and garlic, and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Increase heat to high.
3.   Stir in okra, rice, shrimp, red pepper, and remaining salt and black pepper, and cook, stirring constantly, 4 to 5 minutes or until shrimp are pink and rice is thoroughly heated. Stir in tomatoes, and cook 5 minutes or until tomatoes are thoroughly heated. Remove from heat, and sprinkle with sliced green onions. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes
We tested with Swanson Natural Goodness 33% Less Sodium Chicken Broth.

Recipe from southernliving.com

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