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One Pot Chicken and Rice

This One Pot Chicken and Rice recipe is an easy-to-make, delicious and family-friendly meal. I make it with simple pantry items and any available vegetables
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 339kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 ½ pound boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups long-grain white rice rinsed
  • 2 large carrots cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese optional
  • Fresh parsley for serving

Instructions

  • In a large pot of medium heat, heat the olive oil. Cook the onions until soft and translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds additional.
  • Add the cubed chicken, and season with oregano, salt and pepper to taste and cook until the chicken is cooked, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the rice and cook with the chicken to lightly toast, about 1-2 minutes. Add the vegetables you're using (carrots, corn and peas), season with salt and pepper, then pour the chicken broth on top.
  • Mix all the ingredients together, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer for 15 minutes, until rice is fully cooked. Remove from heat and allow the steam to continue cooking the rice for 5-10 more minutes.
  • Fluff the rice, stir in the parmesan cheese, if using, sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve warm.

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Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last up to 4 days and can be reheated on the stovetop.
Substitutes: You can add in whatever vegetables you have to this dish. You can use vegetable broth in the place of chicken broth. If you'd like to use quinoa, make sure to decrease the amount of liquid you're using by 1/2 a cup.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2723IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg