Stuffed chicken thighs are so satisfying and delicious. The chicken is so juicy on the inside but golden and crisp on the outside and filled with a cheesy rice stuffing. This is a wonderful dinner option for company and can even be made in advance.
8 chicken thighs, with the bone removed but the skin still on
1 cup rice, uncooked
1 onion, finely diced
1 carrot, finely shredded
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1/2 cup mozzarella or provolone cheese, finely shredded
2–4 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tablespoon oil or butter, to sauté the vegetables
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
salt, ground black pepper, to taste
1–2 teaspoons dry herbs and spices (such as garlic powder, onion powder, dry parsley, chives, rosemary, thyme, oregano, paprika, etc.)
1/2 – 1 Tablespoon fresh herbs, such as parsley, thyme, rosemary, dill, etc.
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