Chicken with Rice

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This is a basic meal made in one pot from a cut-up chicken and uncooked rice, simmered together with aromatic vegetables and chicken broth. A variety of ingredients can be added, such as sausage or seafood, which will make it resemble jambalaya or paella.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 55 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. turmeric
  • 3 cups white long-grain rice, uncooked
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¾ cup chopped scallions
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Over medium-high heat, brown chicken in oil in a large pot. Remove chicken and set aside.
  • Add onion, peppers, garlic, and turmeric to the pot, and sauté until onions are translucent.
  • Add rice and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken broth, browned chicken, and bay leaves. Stir to combine, bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat, and cover pot with a lid.
  • Simmer 20 minutes or until rice is cooked.
  • Remove bay leaves. Top with scallions and season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. turmeric
  • 3 cups white long-grain rice, uncooked
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¾ cup chopped scallions
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Over medium-high heat, brown chicken in oil in a large pot. Remove chicken and set aside.
  • Add onion, peppers, garlic, and turmeric to the pot, and sauté until onions are translucent.
  • Add rice and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken broth, browned chicken, and bay leaves. Stir to combine, bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat, and cover pot with a lid.
  • Simmer 20 minutes or until rice is cooked.
  • Remove bay leaves. Top with scallions and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories590
Total Fat21g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium840mg
Total Carbohydrate82g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars3g
Protein18g