As many of our followers are eating healthier and more often at home, so we thought it would be a good time to bring out an easy, one pot, chicken and brown rice recipe. The classic combination of chicken, rice and vegetables makes this dish a go to, comfort food classic. Just add your desired seasonings and you have a customized meal.

Best part of all-there is only one dish to clean, and a major plus-it only costs a few dollars to feed a family of four!

Chicken and Brown Rice – One Pot Dish Recipe

We used a small red and a small yellow onion to add another depth of flavor.
We used a small red and a small yellow onion to add another depth of flavor.

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (6 to 8 ounces each)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Additional seasons as desired (garlic salt, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, etc..)
1 large yellow onion, cut into 8 wedges
2 celery stalks, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
2 medium carrots, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 bay leaf
1 cup instant brown rice

Instructions:

1. In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high. Season the skin side of the chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken skin side down in the pot.  Season the side facing upwards. Cook until golden brown on both sides, 10 to 12 minutes total.

2. Add onion and celery – placing most of them on top of the chicken. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 20 minutes.

Add instant brown rice, boil and then let simmer.
Add instant brown rice, boil and then let simmer.

3. Add carrots, bay leaf, and 1 3/4 cups water; stir in rice and season with salt and pepper and other desired seasonings. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low-medium. Cover and simmer until rice absorbs almost all the liquid – approximately 40 to 45 minutes.

Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

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Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (6 to 8 ounces each)
  3. Coarse salt and ground pepper
  4. Additional seasons as desired (garlic salt, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, etc..)
  5. 1 large yellow onion, cut into 8 wedges
  6. 2 celery stalks, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  7. 2 medium carrots, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  8. 1 bay leaf
  9. 1 cup instant brown rice
Instructions
  1. In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high. Season the skin side of the chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken skin side down in the pot. Season the side facing upwards. Cook until golden brown on both sides, 10 to 12 minutes total.
  2. Add onion and celery – placing most of them on top of the chicken. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 20 minutes.
  3. Add carrots, bay leaf, and 1 3/4 cups water; stir in rice and season with salt and pepper and other desired seasonings. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low-medium. Cover and simmer until rice absorbs almost all the liquid - approximately 40 to 45 minutes.
  4. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes before serving.
Notes
  1. Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms
Old World Garden Farms https://oldworldgardenfarms.com/

 

7 thoughts on “Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe- A One Pot Healthy Meal

  • January 17, 2015 at 10:01 am
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    a question actually. Could regular brown rice and more water be substituted since it’s going to simmer that long?

    • January 17, 2015 at 11:21 am
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      Charlotte – absolutely! We do that ourselves sometimes too 🙂

  • January 13, 2015 at 6:05 pm
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    Made this in my cast-iron fried chicken cooker. Worked like a charm! I love this meal, simple and filling. Thanks for the idea. We are eating at home tonight!!!

  • January 13, 2015 at 9:06 am
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    Thank you for adding the printable version of the recipe. It’s much easier than reading the recipe from my laptop sitting on the kitchen counter.

  • January 13, 2015 at 8:47 am
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    This sounds like a nummy recipe to try

    Sent on the new Sprint Network from my Samsung Galaxy S®4.

  • January 13, 2015 at 8:04 am
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    Chicken and Rice is a perfect combo! Tasty and healthy 🙂

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