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Creamy Chicken & Rice (One Pot)

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Moist chicken, white wine, rice, and spices combine to create this easy one pot chicken and rice recipe for a flavorful and simple meal.
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  1. Chicken and Rice One Pot Ingredients
  2. How to Make Chicken and Rice
  3. How to Serve Chicken and Rice
  4. How to Store Chicken & Rice
  5. You’ll Love One Pot Chicken and Rice
  6. Chicken with Rice FAQ
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One pot chicken and rice is a delicious and hearty meal that provides a creamy, cheesy dinner for the entire family to enjoy. This dish is quick and easy to make with simple ingredients and even quicker cleanup.

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Chicken and Rice One Pot Ingredients

One Pot Chicken and Rice raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large carrots, shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 5 cups hot chicken broth
  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • ¼ cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese

PRO TIP:

You could use leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken you pick up at the grocery store instead of raw chicken for a great way to reduce prep time.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

RICE: Jasmine rice would work best for this great recipe; however, I have used basmati rice, and it was delicious. Any type of white rice would work great, or you could also use brown rice if you prefer.

SEASONING: For additional flavor, try adding a little bit of Italian seasoning and/or basil to this delicious chicken recipe.

CHICKEN: If you prefer dark meat, you could use boneless skinless chicken thighs in this comforting meal instead.

How to Make Chicken and Rice

PRO TIP:

If you are using leftover chicken instead of raw, you can skip to Step Five.

STEP ONE: Place a heavy soup pot or Dutch oven on the stove and turn to medium heat.

STEP TWO: Add the olive oil and butter to the pot.

STEP THREE: Once the butter is melted, add the grated carrots, diced onion, minced garlic, and 1 teaspoon salt. Sauté until tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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STEP FOUR: Add chicken pieces to the pot. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper. Stir occasionally so that the chicken browns on all sides, about 8 to 10 minutes.

STEP FIVE: Turn the heat to high and add 1 cup of white wine. Cook until most of the wine has evaporated, stirring occasionally.

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STEP SIX: Add the hot chicken broth. Stir in the rice. Bring to a boil, cover the pot and reduce the heat to low until the rice is fully cooked, about 15 to 20 minutes.

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STEP SEVEN: Turn off the heat. Add in your chopped parsley and ½ cup of parmesan cheese. Keep covered to remain warm if you are not serving it right away.

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How to Serve Chicken and Rice

What goes with creamy chicken and rice? I love to pair this dish with a simple homemade Caesar salad or add extra veggies on the side by making this simple sauteed vegetables recipe.

If you enjoy this recipe, you also have to try our chicken and rice casserole and crack chicken casserole. They are both tasty reader favorites.

How to Store Chicken & Rice

IN THE FRIDGE: You can store any leftover chicken and rice in the fridge in an airtight container. It will stay fresh for up to 3 days. When reheating, I like to add in just a bit of chicken broth to keep the rice moist. This makes for a great leftover meal.

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze this tasty dish in an airtight container for up to three months.

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You’ll Love One Pot Chicken and Rice

Our one-pot chicken and rice dinner is a hearty meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights at home. It’s a delicious, creamy dish with moist chicken and flavorful rice. My whole family loves this one, and I’m sure yours will, too.

Chicken with Rice FAQ

Can I freeze this chicken and rice?

This easy recipe will keep in the freezer for 2 to 3 months in an airtight container.

Can I use my own chicken broth?

If you prefer to make your own homemade chicken broth, you can certainly use it in place of store-bought.

Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts in this one-pot recipe?

This easy chicken recipe would work fine with boneless skinless chicken thighs as well. Just cut them up into small pieces and continue with the recipe.

Can you cook raw chicken and rice together?

Raw chicken and rice are perfectly fine cooked in the same pan as long as you ensure the chicken heats up to a safe internal temperature.

How long should I cook chicken and rice in a pressure cooker?

A simple chicken and rice dish can be cooked in a pressure cooker in less than 20 minutes.

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Chicken and Rice (One Pot)

5 from 8 votes
Moist chicken, white wine, rice, and spices combine to create this easy one pot chicken and rice recipe for a flavorful and simple meal.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large carrots, shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 5 cups hot chicken broth
  • 2 cups Jasmine rice
  • ¼ cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Place a heavy soup pot on the stove and turn it to medium heat.
  • Add the olive oil and butter to the pot.
  • Once the butter is melted, add grated carrots, diced onion, minced garlic, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Saute until tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the chicken to the pot. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Stir occasionally so that chicken browns on all sides, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Turn the heat to high and add 1 cup of white wine. Cook until most of the wine has evaporated, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the hot chicken broth, then stir in the rice. Bring to a boil, cover the pot, and reduce the heat to low until the rice is fully cooked. This will take about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. Add the chopped parsley and ½ cup parmesan cheese. Keep covered to remain warm if you are not serving it right away.

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Notes

  • For additional flavor, try adding Italian seasoning and/or basil to the recipe.
  • You could use leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken you pick up at the grocery store instead of raw chicken for a great way to reduce prep time.
  • If you are using leftover chicken instead of raw, you can skip to Step Five.

Nutrition

Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 1394mg | Potassium: 711mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3339IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Caitie says

    Great recipe, I was wondering can it be done up until cooking it on the stove and instead baked in the oven?! I want to use my Dutch oven and wondering cooking times for the rice and chicken in oven

    Thanks!!
    Caitieo

  2. Karri says

    5 stars
    We made this for dinner tonight and the 5 of us ate almost the entire pot!!!! I also added some broccoli I had and it was delish! This one is a keeper.

  3. KC says

    5 stars
    I made this tonight for my family and we loved it!! I added asparagus and I think next time I make it I’ll add in some mushrooms☺️. It’s a cloudy fall day in Minnesota so this was the perfect cozy comfort food for this evening!! Thank you for the great recipe!!