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Boiled Chicken and Rice

This is the classic Southern Boiled Chicken and Rice recipe. One taste and you’ll wonder if this came straight from your granny’s kitchen.


  • see our Boiled Chicken recipe
  • 3 cups long grain rice


  • Follow our Boiled Chicken recipe. After chicken is cooked, remove from the pot to cool.
  • Pour about 5-6 cups of the broth into a separate pot, and stir in the rice.
  • Bring the rice to just under a boil on the stovetop.
  • Cover your pot and simmer for 15 minutes. Begin deboning your chicken while the rice is cooking. Save the bones – see Recipe Notes below.
  • If the rice isn’t done after simmering, pour in another cup of broth and stir. Cover and simmer for 5-10 more minutes. Repeat this step until the rice is done.
  • Serve chicken and rice with salt and pepper to taste.


Save your chicken bones and remaining broth. Follow this link for instructions to prepare a rich and delicious bone broth. Alternatively, the broth prep can be done prior to preparing the rice, so that the bone broth can be used to cook the rice.
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