bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 2 1/2 pounds)
kosher salt and black pepper
medium onion, chopped
red bell pepper, chopped
long-grain white rice
low-sodium chicken broth
fresh thyme leaves
pitted green olives, halved
- Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. In 2 batches, brown the chicken, 5 to 7 minutes per side; transfer to a plate.
- Add the onion and bell pepper to the drippings in the Dutch oven and cook, stirring often, until beginning to soften, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the rice, broth, thyme, and chicken. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until the chicken is cooked through, the rice is tender, and most of the liquid is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
- Remove the Dutch oven from heat. Transfer the chicken to a plate. Fold the peas and olives into the rice and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Serve with the chicken.