after making it a few times as the recipe instructed, i decided to make a few adjustments that cut the cooking time in half. First i used chicken breast instead of the meaty bone-in chicken pieces. I cut the chicken into bite-size pieces, seasoned with salt, pepper, and chili, and browned it in a 3 qt saucepan with a little oil. Then add everything but the rice (& the flour can be omitted completely). when it boils, add the rice, turn to low and cook for 20 minutes.