Heat the cooking oil in a cooking pot. Once the oil gets hot, put the garlic in and then cook in low to medium heat until the garlic turns light brown.
Stir-in the onion. Continue to cook until the onion gets soft.
Add the chicken. Stir and then cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
Gradually add the yellow rice. Stir. Cook for 2 minutes.
Pour-in the chicken broth and water. Stir.
Add the onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, ground black pepper, and salt. Continue to cook in medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes. Cover the cooking pot and stir every 5 minutes or if needed. You can add more water or chicken broth if the liquid gets absorbed quickly by the rice. Add more salt only if needed.
Transfer to a serving bowl. Top with green onions. Serve with lime or calamansi.
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