A Perfect Meal For Any Time Of Day: Herbed Lemon Chicken and Rice in One Pot

  • TIME
    45 Mins
  • COST

Hello everyone,

Chicken and rice is a one-pot meal made with chicken pieces and rice. It’s easy to make, inexpensive, satisfying, and well-rounded in nutrition. The lemon adds a refreshing flavor and keeps the dish from drying out over time.

One pot meal consists of chicken, rice, and lemon juice. is one of the best one-pot meals we’ve made, and it’s simple enough for an easy weeknight meal. At times, we’ve also made it with chicken thighs (no skin) for a little extra flavor. This recipe is designed to be light and healthy, not heavy or fatty. The chicken pieces are sautéed in oil before it’s simmered with the rice and spices, so you don’t have to worry about dredging the chicken or hard-to-get-to places before serving it.

A lot of people love chicken and rice, but they find it difficult to make it well. This is a recipe that will show them how easy it is to cook chicken and rice together. It’s made in just one pot, so there’s less mess to clean up afterwards.

We love it when I cook chicken and rice with lemon, because it’s easy, healthy, and yummy. We hope you had as much fun making it as we did. If you make this dish, please don’t forget to tell your friends and family about it. You can help others by sharing your comments and experiences below.

Herbed Lemon Chicken and Rice in One Pot

Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 492 kcal


STEP: 1 (Marinate Chicken)

  • 2 lb. Chicken Breast skin removed, washed
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 Inch Ginger minced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano diced
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika medium diced
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper whole kernel
  • 1 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper medium diced
  • 1 tsp. Raw Honey

STEP: 2 (Cooking Rice and Chicken)

  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil quatered
  • 1 Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Cup Long Grain Rice washed and drained
  • 1/2 Cup Red Onion diced
  • 1 Cup Mixed Vegetables
  • 1 tbsp. Flat Leaf Parsley diced
  • 1 Cup Water


STEP: 1 (Marinate Chicken)

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the step 1 ingredients mix well and evenly coat the chicken with the mixture.
  • Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight if possible.

STEP: 2 (Cooking Rice and Chicken)

  • In a pot add the olive oil, bay leaves, oregano, long grain rice, red onion, mixed vegetables, flat leaf parsley, and water stir everything together lightly.
  • Add the chicken to the top of the rice and cook in a one pot with rice settings for 15 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with lemon wedges, and Enjoy!


Calories: 492kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 54gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 990mgPotassium: 1093mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2808IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken, rice
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