Optavia Lean And Green Chicken Recipes


Optavia Lean And Green Chicken Recipes

The Paula Deen Chicken Bog is a classic Southern dish that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. This hearty and flavorful recipe combines chicken, sausage, and rice to create a delicious one-pot meal. With a prep time of 15 minutes and a cook time of 1 hour and 30 minutes, this dish is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a gathering with friends.


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat some oil over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and sausage slices, and cook until browned on all sides. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  3. Add the chicken broth to the pot and bring to a boil. Stir in the rice, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using).
  4. Return the chicken and sausage to the pot, making sure they are submerged in the liquid. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 1 hour or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender.
  5. Once cooked, remove the chicken pieces from the pot and shred the meat. Discard the bones and return the shredded chicken to the pot.
  6. Give the chicken bog a good stir to combine all the flavors. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  7. Serve the Paula Deen Chicken Bog hot, garn