One of the first recipes Rebecca prepared from the book was Southern Chicken and Dirty Rice, which transforms this duo into a scaled-down slow-cooker casserole. For the chicken, we selected bone-in thighs, which stayed moist even after a few hours of cooking. Onion, bell pepper, and garlic, plus some chili powder and thyme, provided a flavorful backbone to the mix. The result? A well-balanced dish that's so good you won't want to share.
"While I wanted to pass on this meal to another friend, I couldn’t part with it," Rebecca writes. "The chicken was cooked perfectly, the rice had just enough heat and it satisfied my craving so well that I couldn’t wait to repeat the next night. . . which I did."