Chicken and Rice Rosemary Recipe

Chicken and Rice Rosemary

Chicken and Rice Rosemary Recipe
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour | Servings: 4


Chicken and Rice Rosemary
Chicken and Rice Rosemary

Chicken and Rice Rosemary is a delicious and comforting dish that combines tender chicken with fragrant rosemary and savory rice. This recipe is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a special occasion meal.


This recipe has roots in traditional Southern cooking, where chicken and rice dishes are a staple. The addition of rosemary adds a unique and flavorful twist to this classic dish.


How to prepare

  1. Cook the chicken in 3 tbsp of butter over medium-high heat in a 10-inch skillet for about 10 minutes, turning to brown evenly.
  2. Season with 0.5 tsp of salt, 0.5 tsp of rosemary, and pepper. Reduce the heat, cover, and cook for 25 minutes, or until the chicken is done.
  3. Melt the remaining 1 tbsp of butter in a 2- to 3 qt (2.84 liter) saucepan.
  4. Add the ham and chicken livers; cook over medium-high heat until the livers are browned, about 3 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  5. Add the onion and cook until tender-crisp.
  6. Stir in the rice, 2 cups of broth, and the remaining 0.5 tsp of salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  7. Gently fold in the ham and livers.
  8. Combine the remaining 1.5 cups of broth and rosemary in a small saucepan with the cornstarch dissolved in sherry.
  9. Cook, stirring continuously.


  • Add diced vegetables such as bell peppers, carrots, or peas for added color and nutrition.
  • Substitute brown rice for white rice for a healthier twist on this classic dish.
  • Use different herbs such as thyme or oregano in place of rosemary for a different flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to brown the chicken well before cooking it to ensure a crispy and flavorful skin.

- Be sure to cook the rice until it is tender and the liquid is absorbed to prevent it from becoming mushy.

- Adjust the seasonings to your taste preferences, adding more rosemary or salt as needed.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chicken and Rice Rosemary with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh green salad for a complete and satisfying meal.

Cooking Techniques

The key cooking techniques for this recipe include browning the chicken, sautéing the ham and chicken livers, and simmering the rice until tender.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have chicken livers, you can substitute with diced chicken thighs or mushrooms for a vegetarian option.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the rice mixture ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to cook the chicken and assemble the dish.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Chicken and Rice Rosemary in a large serving platter garnished with fresh rosemary sprigs for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Chicken and Rice Rosemary with a crisp white wine such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc for a perfect pairing.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

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

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Chicken and Rice Rosemary contains approximately 400 calories.


Each serving of Chicken and Rice Rosemary contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Chicken and Rice Rosemary contains approximately 15 grams of fat.


Each serving of Chicken and Rice Rosemary contains approximately 25 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Chicken and Rice Rosemary is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and calcium.


This recipe contains dairy (butter and half and half) and cornstarch, which may be allergens for some individuals.


Chicken and Rice Rosemary is a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, along with essential vitamins and minerals.


Chicken and Rice Rosemary is a comforting and flavorful dish that is perfect for a family dinner or special occasion. With a balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fats, along with essential vitamins and minerals, this recipe is both delicious and nutritious. Enjoy this classic dish with your loved ones for a satisfying meal.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the thrill of stumbling upon this recipe for Chicken and Rice Rosemary. It was a sunny afternoon in September, and I was browsing through an old cookbook that I had inherited from my own grandmother. As I turned the pages, a faded piece of paper fluttered out and landed on my kitchen counter. Curious, I picked it up and read the words scrawled in elegant cursive: Chicken and Rice Rosemary.

Intrigued, I set to work deciphering the recipe. It was a simple yet tantalizing combination of tender chicken, fluffy rice, and aromatic rosemary. The instructions were vague, with measurements like "a handful of herbs" and "a pinch of salt," but I knew that with a little experimentation, I could bring this dish to life.

I decided to make the Chicken and Rice Rosemary for Sunday dinner, a special occasion that would allow me to showcase my culinary skills. I gathered all the ingredients I would need – chicken thighs, jasmine rice, fresh rosemary, garlic, onions, and chicken broth – and set to work in the kitchen.

As I chopped and sautéed, the fragrant scent of rosemary filled the air, transporting me back to my grandmother's kitchen. I could almost hear her laughter and feel her guiding hand as I cooked. She was the one who had instilled in me a love for cooking, teaching me the importance of using fresh ingredients and cooking with care and love.

As the Chicken and Rice Rosemary simmered on the stove, I couldn't wait to taste the final result. The flavors had melded together beautifully, creating a dish that was both comforting and elegant. I knew that this recipe would become a staple in my own cooking repertoire, a dish that I would pass down to future generations.

When I served the Chicken and Rice Rosemary to my family that evening, their eyes lit up with delight. The tender chicken fell off the bone, the rice was fluffy and infused with the flavors of rosemary, and the whole dish was perfectly seasoned. It was a triumph, a dish that brought joy and warmth to our dinner table.

Since that day, Chicken and Rice Rosemary has become a beloved recipe in our family. I have shared it with friends and neighbors, who have all raved about its deliciousness. I have made it for special occasions and weeknight dinners alike, knowing that it will always bring a smile to the faces of those who taste it.

As I sit here now, reflecting on the journey that led me to discover this recipe, I am filled with gratitude for the culinary traditions that have shaped me. From my grandmother's kitchen to my own, the love of cooking and sharing delicious meals has been a constant source of joy in my life. And I know that as long as I continue to cook with passion and creativity, the legacy of Chicken and Rice Rosemary will live on for generations to come.


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