One-pot rice and chicken

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  • 15 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Looking for an easy dinner to throw together after work that will still get you and the kids excited? It doesn't get much simpler (or tastier) than this one-pot chicken and rice recipe.
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One-pot rice and chicken
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 250 gram chicken thigh fillets, sliced
  • 2 cup basmati rice
  • 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • chopped oregano, to serve


One-pot rice and chicken
  • 1
    In a large saucepan, heat oil on high. Saute onion 2-3 minutes until tender. Add chicken and cook, stirring, 2-3 minutes until well browned.
  • 2
    Stir rice, tomatoes, water, zucchini and herbs through. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender.
  • 3
    Set pan aside, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Stir parsley through. Serve with salad and crusty bread if liked.


It's important to remove hard woody herbs (such as bay leaves) before serving.

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