Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo Recipe with Sherry and Orange Juice

Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo

Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo Recipe with Sherry and Orange Juice
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour | Servings: 6


Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo
Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo

Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo is a delicious and flavorful dish that combines tender chicken with a savory sauce served over a bed of fluffy rice. This recipe is perfect for a special dinner or a family meal.


The origins of Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo are a bit unclear, but it is believed to have been inspired by French cuisine. The dish is named after the famous city of Monte Carlo, known for its luxury and elegance. It has since become a popular dish in many households around the world.


How to prepare

  1. Brown the chicken in butter and oil in a large skillet for about 15 minutes. Pour off the drippings and season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Add wine, juice, onion, and mushrooms to the skillet. Stir to loosen the brown particles. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the chicken is tender.
  3. Combine cornstarch with 2 tbsp of water.
  4. Add the cornstarch mixture to the skillet with green pepper. Cook until the liquid is clear and thickened.
  5. Serve the chicken and sauce on rice.


  • Add diced tomatoes or olives to the sauce for a Mediterranean twist.
  • Use chicken thighs or drumsticks instead of chicken breasts for a richer flavor.
  • Substitute white wine with chicken broth for a non-alcoholic version of the dish.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to brown the chicken well before adding the liquid ingredients to develop a rich flavor.

- Use a good quality white wine for the sauce to enhance the taste of the dish.

- Be sure to simmer the chicken for at least an hour to ensure it is tender and fully cooked.

- Adjust the seasoning to your taste by adding more salt and pepper if needed.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Browning the chicken before simmering it in the sauce helps to develop a deep flavor.

- Thickening the sauce with cornstarch creates a silky texture that coats the chicken and rice perfectly.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use butter instead of margarine for a richer taste.

- Substitute orange juice with lemon juice for a tangier flavor.

- Use any type of mushrooms you prefer, such as cremini or shiitake.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Simply reheat the sauce and cook the chicken when ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo in a large serving dish with a sprinkle of fresh parsley or chopped green onions on top for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo with a crisp white wine, such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, to complement the flavors of the dish.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat the dish in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo contains approximately 350 calories.


Each serving of Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo contains approximately 35 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo contains approximately 12 grams of fats.


Each serving of Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo contains approximately 25 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, iron, and potassium.


This recipe contains dairy (margarine) and gluten (cornstarch). Please be cautious if you have allergies to these ingredients.


Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo is a balanced meal that provides a good amount of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals, making it a nutritious choice for a meal.


Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo is a classic dish that is easy to make and full of flavor. With a few simple ingredients and some basic cooking techniques, you can create a delicious meal that will impress your family and friends. Enjoy this dish for a special occasion or a cozy night in at home.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the sense of anticipation I felt when I first discovered this recipe for Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Elena in her cozy little cottage by the lake. Elena was known for her incredible cooking skills, and she always had a new recipe up her sleeve to share with me.

As we sat in her sunlit kitchen, sipping on cups of fragrant tea, Elena began to tell me about a dish she had recently learned to make during her travels to Monte Carlo. She described it as a comforting and flavorful meal that combined tender chicken with fluffy rice and a rich, savory sauce. My mouth watered just thinking about it.

Elena was kind enough to teach me how to make the dish that day, and as I followed her instructions, I couldn't help but marvel at the way the simple ingredients came together to create something so delicious. The aroma of garlic and herbs filled the air as the chicken simmered in the sauce, and I knew I had stumbled upon a recipe that would become a favorite in my own kitchen.

Over the years, I have made Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo countless times, each batch as delicious as the last. I have shared the recipe with friends and family, who have all fallen in love with its comforting flavors and satisfying nature. It has become a staple at family gatherings and dinner parties, always receiving rave reviews from everyone who tries it.

I often think back to that day in Elena's kitchen, where I first learned to make this wonderful dish. It reminds me of the power of food to bring people together and create lasting memories. The recipe itself has become a symbol of friendship and shared experiences, a reminder of the bond between myself and Elena and the joy we found in cooking together.

As I sit down to enjoy a steaming plate of Chicken and Rice Monte Carlo, I am filled with gratitude for the wonderful people and experiences that have shaped my love of cooking. Each bite is a reminder of the love and care that goes into preparing a meal, and the joy that comes from sharing it with others.

I hope that this recipe brings as much joy and comfort to you and your loved ones as it has to me. May it be a reminder of the power of food to bring us together and create lasting memories. And may it inspire you to explore new flavors and dishes, always with a sense of anticipation and excitement for what delicious creations lie ahead. Bon appétit!


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