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5 from 3 votes

One-Pot Chicken and Rice

This easy One-Pot Chicken and Rice recipe makes a great weeknight dinner! Learn how to make stovetop chicken and rice with this simple recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken and Rice, one-pot chicken and rice
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 430kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1-inch cubes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnishing


  • In a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid, heat the oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat. Add the chicken and season it liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the chicken for about 5 minutes, or until cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set it aside.
  • To the same skillet, melt the remaining butter. Add the onion and celery and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened.
  • Add the garlic, thyme, rosemary, and crushed red pepper flakes cook for another minute until fragrant.
  • Stir in the rice and broth. Increase heat to high and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 15 minutes, until the rice has absorbed most of the liquid.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet. Stir in the peas and lemon juice. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes, until all of the liquid has been absorbed into the rice and the peas and chicken have warmed through.
  • Serve warm, garnished with parsley if using.


Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months.


Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 623mg | Potassium: 695mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg