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  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme or rosemary
  • grated zest from 1 lemon
  • 3 rashers middle bacon, halved lengthwise
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock
  • 400 g can Wattie's Chopped Tomatoes in Puree
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 450 g Wattie's frozen SteamFresh Vegetables


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2. Open out the chicken thighs. Place a sprig of thyme in the middle of each and sprinkle over a little lemon zest. Fold thigh in half and wrap the bacon rasher around the chicken. Secure with a toothpick.

3. Heat a dash of oil in a flameproof casserole dish and quickly brown the chicken. Remove from the dish and set to one side.

4. Add the onion and cook until it starts to soften. Add the garlic and celery. Return the chicken to the dish. Stir in the stock and Wattie’s Chopped Tomatoes in Purée. Bring to a boil. Cover.

5. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Add the rice and stir well. Cover and return to the oven and cook for a further 20 minutes, until the rice is tender and chicken cooked. During this time the rice will have absorbed most of the liquid.

6. Remove toothpicks from the chicken before serving. Serve with Wattie’s frozen SteamFresh Vegetables on the side.

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7 Ratings Chicken Provencale

Reviews (7)

Natalie's Review | Rating

It has the wrong video

Lyzzy's Review | Rating

sooo yum. didnt take long to make either. love it!

Carly's Review | Rating

so easy and soooo delicious!

Lilli can cook up a storm!'s Review | Rating

That wouldn't show as the picture what show ever. 2 stars off sorry.

Anna Rawson's Review | Rating

Loved this. Fantastic meal to share with the family.

Glen Bishop's Review | Rating

At was a very nice and quick meal.

Jo Bard's Rating