Working full time, running a homestead that produces most of our food, hunting season and home renovations make for exhausting days. Having a simple one-pot meal like Chicken Brown Rice that requires very little preparation time is a life saver some days.
This recipe works well with chicken, grouse, turkey, woodcock and other upland game birds. I used to make this with duck but have decided I like duck prepared in other ways much better. If you use duck be sure to add it at the very end of the cooking time so that it doesn’t over cook. Duck should be rare or at the most, medium-rare.
Chicken Brown Rice (Grouse) and Vegetables
- 2 whole grouse breasts OR split in half, both sides equal one whole breast
- 1 whole chicken breast split in half, both sides equal one whole breast
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup brown rice
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Melt butter in a 3" deep pan. While the butter melts, season the grouse with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Brown the meat on each side. Bring chicken stock to a boil, then add rice and vegetables. Stir, cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes until rice is almost cooked. Preheat the oven to 350° Place the meat on the rice and vegetables, meatiest side up. Cover. Move the pan from stove top to oven now and bake for 20 to 30 minutes depending on the meat you're using.