Cooking Break: Thighs Over Rice

Thighs on Rice
I have a confession. Some days, I just don’t feel like cooking. I know, I know, it’s hard to believe. I love to cook, and love to write about cooking. I love feeding people good food and showing others that you needn’t have a degree from a high and mighty culinary school to make a delicious, delightful meal. But after a long day, it can be hard to gather the energy and desire to really cook a full dinner. Sometimes, I just don’t feel like chopping any vegetables or trimming any beef. Sometimes the idea of sifting together dry ingredients is akin to having a cavity filled.

Haven’t we all been there sometime?

In the summer, that is a call for a plate of cheese, tomatoes and basil that is drizzled with olive oil and perhaps some balsamic vinegar. But come fall, hot meals are what we desire. That’s why I love this recipe for Thighs Over Rice from Sweetnicks. It’s a hot dish, made in one pan. It’s easy – ridiculously easy. And it’s a no-brainer to make. Pair it with a chopped salad or a side of steamed broccoli for a balanced meal.

Just a few notes: When I make this, I choose boneless chicken thighs and cook it with the same method laid out. I don’t change the time for cooking.

Click here for the recipe.


Have you seen the latest issue of FIRST for Women Magazine? Check out page 102-103. My husband and I are featured there. And no, I am not that perfect.


  1. says

    Congratulations on the article!

    I hopped on over from Kalyn’s place, though I have visited you a couple of times in the past after my Cook’s crud. 😉

    I had to comment here because not only does this look like a great quick dish, but I can oh so totally relate to not wanting to cook some nights. Since I am relatively new still, it seems daunting some days, and I’ve always wondered how folks seem to find the energy night after night. Even more astounding is when they (you!) have kids – I don’t even have any and I still get takeout sometimes. 😛

  2. says

    This is my kind of dish. And I’ve had the first paragraph of your post go through my head multiple times. It’s a blast to cook, but sometimes you just. don’t. want. to. It’s good for people to know that it’s okay to not want to. We’re not perfect by cooking dinner every night. Thanks for reminding us of that! And for giving me a great idea for dinner! Chicken and rice really can’t be beat.

  3. Argie says

    Recently, I already found this dish but it has no picture. I’m glad I found yours. The picture shown above looks delicious that made me grab your recipe. I hope it would turn out the same after I cook it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *