Paprika Chicken and Rice Bake

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken
Servings 6
Author Wendie


  • 5-6 bone in chicken thighs skin removed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 Jasmine rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Remove skin from chicken thighs and pat dry. Season with paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. Heat an oven safe skillet on medium high. Add olive oil and place chicken thighs in the hot oil. Cook 3-4 minutes then flip and cook another 3-4 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate.
  4. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the chicken fat. Add onions and garlic and cook 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  5. Pour in the rice and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add chicken back in.
  6. Cover and bake 30 minutes.

  7. Fluff rice with a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.