My family has been making this casserole since I was 15 years old. It isn't very forgiving in modifications - I've flopped it before by trying to reduce the amount of butter/oil or by trying to use brown rice. You can, however, substitute tofu successfully for the chicken.
2 1/2 lbs. chicken
5 tbsp margarine
4 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. sherry
1 small onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 clove minced garlic
1 cup long grain rice (uncooked)
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 medium tomatoes, peeled and sliced
2 tbsp. parmesan cheese
Cut chicken into small parts. Heat oil and margarine in large skillet and brown chicken. Add sherry. Take chicken out. Add onion, green pepper, garlic and saute until tender. Add rice - saute another 2 minutes. Add broth, bay leaf, and spices. Bring to a boil. Grease 2 qt. casserole. Pour in rice mix and place chicken on top. Cover. Bake at 350* for 45 minutes. Saute tomatoes in 1 tbsp of butter and place on top of chicken. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake an additional 15 minutes uncovered before serving.
This makes a good amount - we typically have leftovers for freezing.
Today I'm linking up for the first time with Sabroso Saturday, which you can find at Latina on a Mission.It is also linked up with Recipe Lion's January blog hop, which you can find here.
Mmmm, I am starving and tht looks SO good!
What a great recipe! Easy too.. thanks for sharing. I would have tried modification, thanks for the heads up.
This looks yummy! But I have a question - why is it Costa Rican?
E - I went on a mission trip to Costa Rica when I was in high school, and the recipe was given to us before the trip.
This looks great, Lisa, and I love chicken in just about anything. I'll have to try this! :)
Wow! That looks terrific!
I love the heart shaped dish it's in! Oh, one more thing...Happy Birthday to YOU, Happy Birthday to YOU, Happy Birthday Dear Lisa...Happy Birthday to YOU!...:)JP
it sounds really good...
I have chicken in the fridge right now that was just waiting for a recipe like this!
It looks good. Reminds me of stir friend chicken...
This looks really, really good.
Back in the day I grew up on casseroles. But not one like your Costa Rican dish. It looks and smells good to me. Thanks for sharing with us.
Thank you for linking up! Will def. try your recipe! It looks very simple and as long as it includes rice my sons' LOVE it!
A great recipe with ingredients I love.
Hi! Found you through Sabroso Saturday. Love the recipes :)
I was looking for something to make tonight and this looks tasty! Thank you!
Sounds like a good dish to serve with a crisp green salad and a nice summer evening meal. Thanks for the recipe.
Have a wonderful weekend :-)
That looks yummy! I posted a recipe today too - it must be the day for it! Have a fun weekend.
It looks great - and heart shaped!
Mmm ... thanks for sharing a family favorite.
I'm not a drinker - what can be used for sherry, or is that a must?
Looks so good!! Love the heart shaped dish too!! Where'd you find that at?
Gonna have to give this a try some day when its not 100+ outside! lol
Mmmn, now that I am seeing and reading it I'm hungry. Love it! YUM. And so glad you linked up.
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