One-Pot Chicken and Rice

Discover the ultimate comfort food with our One-Pot Chicken and Rice recipe! Tender chicken, Italian seasoning, and garlic simmer together with rice in a single pan, creating a savory masterpiece. Finish it off with a creamy blend of heavy cream and Parmesan cheese for a dish that’s rich and satisfying. Quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious!

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Stovetop Chicken and Rice

Stop what you are doing and add this One-Pot Chicken and Rice to your menu. It’s a simple yet incredibly delicious dish that’ll make your taste buds sing. Seasoned chicken, garlic, and rice all simmering together in a fragrant chicken broth. As it cooks, the flavors meld into a symphony of savory goodness. But the real star of the show is when you stir in the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. This transforms the dish into a creamy, dreamy masterpiece. Each bite is a delightful blend of seasoned chicken, perfectly cooked rice, and a luxurious, cheesy creaminess that’s downright addictive. It’s comfort food at its finest, a taste that’s familiar, comforting, and utterly irresistible. You must make this ASAP!

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How to Make One-Pot Chicken and Rice

This dish is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and season with Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken in the pan and cook until golden brown. Remove the chicken from the pan.

Add garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds. Add chicken broth and uncooked rice to the skillet. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the pan and simmer for 15-20 minutes.⁣

Once the rice is cooked, stir in heavy cream, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese. Add cooked chicken to the skillet and stir. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use any uncooked chicken in this dish.
    • Boneless skinless chicken breasts, chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins.
  • This is a great base recipe to add your favorite vegetables.
    • onions
    • peppers
    • broccoli
    • spinach
    • mushrooms
  • I use long grain rice. You can substitute basmati rice or jasmine rice.
    • I have not made this recipe with brown rice, so I can not say what adjustments would need to be made to the recipe.
    • Brown rice needs more liquids and takes longer to cook.
  • Get creative with the herbs and seasonings in this recipe.
    • Rosemary
    • oregano
    • thyme
    • basil
  • You can use freshly grated parmesan cheese or the cheese in the green can.
  • Substitute white wine for some of the chicken broth for extra flavor.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat in the microwave.
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What to Serve with Chicken and Rice

This easy one-pot meal has been on repeat at our house. It is effortless to make and everyone cleans their plate! When it comes to what to serve with this dish, I have some delicious options for you! Start by serving a fresh green salad with a light vinaigrette dressing to add a refreshing contrast to the creamy richness of the dish. Steamed or roasted vegetables, such as green beans or asparagus, are also great choices, providing a touch of crunch and nutrition. If you’re looking for a heartier option, some warm, crusty bread or garlic breadsticks will help you soak up that luscious creamy sauce. No matter what you serve with this easy meal, it is sure to earn a spot in your dinner rotation!

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One-Pot Chicken and Rice

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Discover the ultimate comfort food with our One-Pot Chicken and Rice recipe! Tender chicken, Italian seasoning, and garlic simmer together with rice in a single pan, creating a savory masterpiece. Finish it off with a creamy blend of heavy cream and Parmesan cheese for a dish that's rich and satisfying. Quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Using a sharp knife, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Season chicken with 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add diced chicken to the pan and cook until the chicken is browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • ⁣Add garlic to the skillet and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in chicken stock and uncooked rice. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover with and simmer for 15-20 minutes.⁣
  • Stir in heavy cream and parmesan cheese. Add the chicken, remaining Italian seasoning, and onion powder and stir. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Notes:

  • You can use any uncooked chicken in this dish.
    • Boneless skinless chicken breasts, chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins.
  • This is a great base recipe to add your favorite vegetables.
    • onions
    • peppers
    • broccoli
    • spinach
    • mushrooms
  • I use long grain rice. You can substitute basmati rice or jasmine rice.
    • I have not made this recipe with brown rice, so I can not say what adjustments would need to be made to the recipe.
    • Brown rice needs more liquids and takes longer to cook.
  • Get creative with the herbs and seasonings in this recipe. 
    • Rosemary
    • oregano
    • thyme
    • basil
  • Substitute white wine for some of the chicken broth for extra flavor.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat in the microwave.

Steph

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Comments

  1. But how long are you simmering it once you add the heavy cream and Parmesan, you must have to cook it down a little at least.

    1. Not really- it is just to make the rice creamy. Maybe a minute or two, but you make it however you like. Enjoy!

  2. I got this in my email this morning and had to try it right away! As luck would have it, I didn’t have enough white rice, so I used brown. I ended up using 3 cups of chicken broth + 1/4 cup white cooking wine and simmering for 45 min. It was ever so slightly too much liquid but was still so good!

  3. Oh WOW!! This is Amazing!!
    So easy to prepare and so delicious!

    Thank you for another great recipe, Steph!

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