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Easy 5 Ingredient Chicken and Rice Recipe

  • Author: Inna Fooks
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4


One pot, 5 ingredient chicken and rice dish perfect for the whole family. A balanced, flavorful meal using staple ingredients that can be whipped up in 30 minutes. Convert chicken, basmati rice, carrots, and onion into a delicious meal. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or anytime of day.


Units Scale
  • 2 small chicken breasts or 5 chicken drumsticks without skin
  • 1 cup of organic basmati rice
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 35 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp. good quality vegetable oil (grapeseed, avocado)
  • Seasoning to taste (salt/pepper)


  1. Wash peel and dice onion. Wash peel and grate carrots.
  2. Rinse rice under cold water and set aside.
  3. Turn stovetop on medium low. In Dutch oven add 1 tablespoon of oil add onion and cook for a few minutes until they are translucent, mixing periodically to ensure the onion does not burn.
  4. Add raw chicken breast and additional tablespoon of oil. Allow for chicken to brown and cook for 5-7 minutes. Add grated carrots and stir.
  5. Add the rinsed rice and stir everything well. Add 3-5 cups of water (liquid should be covering the pots content) but be sure not to add too much liquid.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, mixing every 5 or so minutes.
  7. Once rice is cooked through, turn stovetop off, remove chicken, using a fork, pull chicken apart and add back into pot. Mix rice and chicken well and your meal is ready to eat.


  • If you require more liquid to cook the rice through, add water.
  • You can use chicken thighs or chicken breast; if you use chicken breast, add 1 more tbs of oil so that the chicken wont dry out.
  • Meal Prep Tip: wash, peel and dice onion ahead of time (up to a day before) and store in the fridge in an airtight container. Do the same with grated carrots to speed up your cooking time.
  • You can additional vegetables to this dish such as steamed cauliflower, frozen peas, steamed broccoli florets.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop

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