Oven baked chicken and rice

5 bone in chicken thigh fillets, peel skin off (optional)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic (large) , minced
2 tosp butter or olive oil
11/2 cups uncooked white rice
11/2 cups chicken broth/stock, hot!
1 1/4 cups water
Chicken rub:
1 tsp paprika..
1 tsp dried thyme…
1/2 tsp garlic powder…
1/2 tsp onion..
3/4 tsp salt…
Black pepper…
Optional garnish:
Olive oil spray spray…
Fresh thyme leaves or finely chopped parsley…
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Scatter onion and garlic in a baking dish (about 10 x 15″ / 25 × 35 cm), then place butter in the centre. Bake for 15 minutes (check at 12 minutes, mix if some bits are browning too much).
Meanwhile, mix together Chicken Rub. Sprinkle on both sides of the chicken.
Remove baking dish from the oven. Add rice then mix.
Place chicken on rice. Then pour chicken broth and water around the chicken.
Cover with foil, then bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, spray chicken with oil (optional, gives chicken nicer finish), then bake for a further 20 minutes until liquid is absorbed.

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