Quick Baked Chicken and Rice

Having raised 2 children as a single mother while working full time, I learned to love quick and easy recipes. Not much has changed, I still work full time, and now that my children are all grown up, I decided to start blogging. So yes, I still appreciate a fast and delicious meal, and of course I will share it here with you!


What you’ll need:

  • 5 chicken drum sticks
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Adobo (or plain salt)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the spices together and rub them into the chicken. Use the the ones mentioned above and add or replace your favorite ones. be sure to keep the Adobo/salt in the recipe. Place the rice in and oven proof baking tray. Add the chicken broth and water slowly. Cut the 2 tbsp of butter into 8 pieces and place on top of the water/rice mixture.

Place the chicken drum sticks on top of the water/rice mix. Cover the baking tray with aluminum foil and cook for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Let it stand for 5 minutes, then remove the chicken and mix the rice with the seasoning. Add additional salt if needed.

Bon Appétit!


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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