This is the first recipe that I figured out on my own. It’s the one that started me cooking and one that is still very good. The entire recipe is right there in the title. Marinate chicken breasts and grill them.
Chicken, Italian Dressing, and Yellow Rice is everything you need to make Marinated Grilled Chicken on a bed of Yellow rice. I use the cheapest Italian dressing that I can find. Zesty Italian is better, but higher quality dressings don’t make a difference. I cook the chicken on the grill, but you can use a frying pan if you don’t have one.
I am a fan of Glad Ware. I use it a lot. Put your chicken in a medium to large closeable container. Add the marinade. It should just barely cover the chicken. Adding more is not useful. Put the lid on, shake it a little and stick it in the fridge. Marinating anywhere from overnight to 3-4 days produces very flavorful chicken.
Step 2: Start the Yellow Rice. Just follow the instructions on the packet. Bring the water to boil and add the rice.
Step 3:Grill the chicken. It was dark, so my pictures didn’t turn out. Cook the chicken over low to medium heat. This will take about 20 min or about the same amount of time as the rice. You want to turn the chicken over about every 5 min so that they cook evenly, and stir the rice with about the same frequency.
You have some down time here, so it’s a good chance to get caught up on the dishes and keep the kitchen clean. Working in a messy kitchen is stressful.
The chicken is done when it is white all the way though. You will need to cut one in half to verify that it’s done. The rice is done when most of the water is absorbed. You want the rice to be moist, but not a layer of water sitting on top.
Presentation with this one is important, but very simple. Put a heap of the yellow rice on the plate. Then, put the chicken on top of it. This chicken goes very well with green beans. I used frozen, but fresh is always better.
You shouldn’t have any left overs with this recipe. Don’t cook the chicken if you don’t think it will get eaten. Just leave it sit in the marinade for another day or two till your ready for it.