Dinner: Butterfly Chicken and Saffron Rice

published by jennifer eiffel01 on Sep 21, 2012

I decided to share two things we always put together for dinner. It is one of my favorite dinners.

Modern Family Cookbook

Butterfly chicken

6 small chicken breasts

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1/2 cup melted butter

Remove skin from chicken and cut meat from bones (save to make broth) with thin, sharp knife, leaving meat whole. Sprinkle with salt and garlic salt. Open the breasts butterfly style placing in a greased shallow baking pan with rounded side up and brush with butter. Bake in moderate oven (375F), 50 to 60 minutes, or until browned and tender, brushing twice with butter

Saffron rice

2 [14 ounce cans]hicken broth

1/4 teaspoon saffron

1/4 cup butter

2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion

1 bay leaf

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 1/2 cups long grained rice

Heat broth and add saffron and let stand one hour; strain. melt butter in skillet with tight cover and add onion, seasoning and rice. Cook over medium heat until rice is a light golden color. Add saffron broth and bring gto rapid boil. Turn heat low and cook, covered, 14 minutes. Turn off heat, steam 5 minutes, remove bay leaf. Yields 6 cups.

8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by nourisv
    September 21st, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. # 2 by girishpuri
    September 21st, 2012 at 11:20 pm #


  3. # 3 by Emancipation
    September 22nd, 2012 at 3:18 am #

    Tasty :)

  4. # 4 by elee
    September 22nd, 2012 at 6:26 am #

    Thanks a lot for this ;)

  5. # 5 by EXako
    September 22nd, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    What should I eat to control high blood pressure?

    Eat foods lower in fat, salt, and calories.
    Use spices and herbs instead of salt to flavor foods.
    Use less oil, butter, margarine, shortening, and salad dressings.

  6. # 6 by lauralu
    September 22nd, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Great recipe thanks

  7. # 7 by FastWriter680
    September 22nd, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    delicious nice…

  8. # 8 by Kristie Claar
    September 23rd, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    Great recipe shared.

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