A zoomed in shot of white rice, chicken, and roasted peppers in a bowl.

Roasted Pepper Rice with Chicken

  • Servings
  • Serving Size
    1 cup


  • 3 lbs green bell peppers (stemmed and seeded), cut into 1' pieces
  • 5 cups long grain rice, uncooked
  • 1 lb multi-colored sweet petite peppers (stemmed), cut into ½ inch thick rounds
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • ⅔ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided use
  • 2 (32-ounce) cartons of chicken broth
  • 4 lbs boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1½ ' pieces
  • ¼ cup oregano leaves
  • ¼ cup dried basil leaves
  • 12 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1½ tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  • Combine peppers, onions, and 1/4 cup of the oil and toss until well coated. Place on 2 foil-lined sheet pans or large baking sheets.  Arrange in a thin layer. Roast 20 minutes, stir vegetables and alternate oven racks, roast 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are richly charred on edges and tender. Remove from oven, cover with foil and set aside on baking sheets.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  • Bring broth to a rolling bowl in a large saucepan.
  • Combine rice, chicken, oregano, basil and garlic in a 20x12x4-inch hotel pan. Place on oven rack, pour boiling broth over rice, stir until well blended. Cover tightly with lid or heavy duty foil, making sure the edges are tightly sealed. Bake 1 hour or until rice is just tender and liquid has evaporated.
  • Remove from oven, Stir in the pepper mixture and any browned bits, remaining oil, salt, and pepper. Stir until well blended.
  • Makes about 24 cups total. Serves 24; 1 cup per serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving 1 cup
  • Calories 330
  • Total Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 75mg
  • Sodium 800mg
  • Carbohydrates 39g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Protein 19g