One-Pot Meal Recipe – Creamy Chicken & Rice

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A one-pot wonder for all rice & chicken lovers. It’s a perfect mix and comes out really creamy, while the chicken also turns out extremely flavorful and tender.

This recipe is a must try and you can make it for a family dinner as well! And since it is a one-pot meal recipe, you will also have less dishes to clean up afterwards.

Creamy, delicious, extremely nutritious – a win-win!


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 med onion, finely diced
  • 2 large carrots, grated or cut into matchsticks
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1″ pieces
  • 2 tsp salt (we used sea salt), divided
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 bay leaves, optional
  • 1 cup dry white wine such as Chardonnay
  • 5 cups hot low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups medium grain rice such as Jasmine rice (un-rinsed)
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/3 cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

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  1. Using a dutch oven or heavy bottom pot with tight fitting lid, over medium/high heat, add 1/4 cup olive oil and 2 Tbsp unsalted butter. Once butter is melted and hot, stir in diced onion, grated carrots and 1 tsp salt. Sautee until soft and golden (8-10 min).
  2. Add trimmed, chopped chicken thighs, 2 bay leaves, another 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Saute, stirring occasionally until chicken is golden on all sides (5 mins).
  3. Increase the heat to high and add 1 cup white wine. Boil down the wine, scraping the bottom until most of the wine has evaporated.
  4. Add the hot chicken broth, then stir in the rice.
  5. Without separating the cloves (leaving the root end intact), slice the end off a whole head of garlic to expose the garlic cloves. Set the whole head into the center of your rice, sliced side down. Bring to a rolling boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until rice is fully cooked (15 mins).
  6. Turn off the heat, remove garlic head (you can either push the cloves of garlic out into the rice and eat it or discard it) and quickly stir in remaining 2 Tbsp butter until fully incorporated. Finally, stir in chopped parsley and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. It should be creamy. Serve right away or leave the lid on to keep it warm until serving.
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After you’ve completed all 6 steps, you’re ready to garnish it with fresh parsley and than serve it.

If you like this recipe, you can also try our Scalloped Potatoes recipe!

Nutritional Info

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