June 30, 2015

Chicken and Rice

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I didn’t cook very many meals in the kitchen with my mom, but this was one she specifically taught me how to make.  And I miss her.

Every. Single. Time I make it.

It’s comfort food, y’all.

Make a big batch and keep some leftovers for lunch the next day.  You’ll be glad you did.


Chicken and Rice


  • 3- 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 box organic chicken broth (4 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 4 Tablespoons butter or extra virgin olive oil
  • seasoned salt and black pepper- to taste


  1. Cut chicken into cubes or thin strips.
  2. Chop celery and onion into small pieces.
  3. Place butter into Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat.
  4. Add chicken, onion, and celery to pot.
  5. Cook for several minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. When onions are translucent, add chicken broth and rice to pot, and stir well.
  7. Reduce heat to medium-low, sprinkle in some seasoned salt and pepper, and cover pot with lid.
  8. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender (30 minutes or longer if using brown, non-instant rice,)
  9. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and stir.





  1. My mom was a wonderful cook. She taught me how to make potato salad….not a recipe, just her method of making it and what she put into it. I am always asked to bring potato salad, and just like you, I think of her every time I make it. My mom has been with Jesus for 24 years next month and I still miss her every day, but I am so thankful for the things she taught me….in the kitchen and in life. I will never make a pie crust like she did though. I am going to try your recipe for chicken and rice….sounds perfect for these frigid cold days. Happy New Year, Brandy. I love reading about your family. My daughter and her 3 year old little boy live with us…..that is one boy and some days I feel a little (lot) frazzled, so I can barely comprehend 8 children. God surely gives us strength when we need it, doesn’t He?

  2. I am new to The Marathan Mom by way of Pinterest and as a Mom of four I am really enjoying reading your blog. This Chicken and Rice looks wonderful. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

  3. Made this today. It was AMAZING! One of my sons has autism–and we eat a lot of gluten free/casein free meals because of that–so it was a perfect meal for our family of six.

  4. This sounds like the perfect comfort food! And no cream of stuff is what my dairy allergy child needs! :)
    Will you please share what seasoned salt you use??

    • I grew up with Lawry’s seasoned salt, and still use that from time to time. There is a Cajun spice that is good, too, and even an organic-no-salt seasoning that I buy from Costco, which of course, requires me to add salt. :)

  5. Brittany Grim says:

    I’m going to try this recipe with quinoa. Looks good!

  6. I just made this for supper tonight, and it is really great. I used carrots instead of celery because that is all I had. This will make the rotation!:)

  7. Shawnna says:

    I made this for dinner last night, and we all loved it. Such a simple and comforting recipe! The kids and I are excited to have the leftovers for lunch. I will even make this without chicken to serve as a side item. Thanks for the recipe!!

  8. Yummy Yummy Yummy! Thanks so much for this yummy recipe! I made it tonight and I’m can’t stop sampling it before serving it to the whole family! It’s so easy and so yummy! Can I tell you how yummy this is? LOL Thank you. :)

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