One Pot Chicken and Dirty Rice

Our One-Pot Chicken and Dirty Rice recipe is your ticket to a delicious, stress-free dinner that’s as easy as it is tasty.

Introduction

Life can get crazy, and we totally get it. The last thing you want after a long day is to tackle a complicated recipe with a gazillion ingredients. That’s why we’re bringing you the ultimate lifesaver – an easy, one-pot wonder: my one pot chicken and dirty rice dish! It’s comfort food at its finest, with a twist of simplicity. Let’s dive into this hassle-free recipe that’ll have your taste buds dancing and your cooking stress disappearing. Here are all the tools I use to make this dish.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Gather these simple ingredients, and you’re on your way to culinary triumph:

1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 tsp all purpose seasoning
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp paprika*optional
Kosher salt & pepper to taste

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 a package of turkey kielbasa sausage
1/2 red pepper
1/2 green pepper
1 stalk of celery
1/2 white onion
1 tbsp garlic paste
1 tsp of all purpose seasoning

1 cup of parboiled rice
2 cups of chicken stock
1 Bouillon cube

Fresh parsley to serve

Instructions Made Simple

1. Heat oven to 375
2. Combine seasonings then add it to the chicken in a bowl the set aside
3. To a cast iron skillet, add olive oil then sear on medium heat for 3 minutes per side or until a golden brown crust is formed on the chicken then set aside
4. Chop veggies & sausage and sear in the same pan once chicken is removed, add a little more oil if needed
5. Sauté veggies and sausage for 3-5 minutes or until the sausage starts to brown and veggies start to soften. Season mixture with all purpose seasoning
6. To the sausage and veggie mixture, add in the rice, chicken stock, garlic and bouillon cube and mix well scraping any brown bits from the bottom of the pan
7. Turn off the heat and add the chicken to the top of the rice and liquid
8. Put the pan in the oven UNCOVERED in the center and cook for 30 minutes or until all the liquid has evaporated and chicken is cooked through and rice is tender
9. Top with fresh parsley and serve warm

As the timer goes off, you’ll be greeted by a delightful aroma and a beautifully cooked meal. Dish out the chicken and rice onto plates, making sure everyone gets a fair share of goodness. The flavors have melded together in the pot, creating a symphony of taste that’ll have you coming back for seconds.

Why This Recipe Rocks

  • Minimal Cleanup: With just one pot, cleanup is a breeze. Say goodbye to piles of dishes!
  • Flavor Explosion: The combination of spices, veggies, and chicken creates a harmonious explosion of flavors that’ll have your taste buds cheering.
  • Time-Saving: In just about 30 minutes, you’ve got a hearty meal ready to roll. No more stressing over what to cook for dinner! You can make this one over and over again.
Yield: 4-6 servings

One Pot Chicken and Dirty Rice

One Pot Chicken and Dirty Rice

Our One-Pot Chicken and Dirty Rice recipe is your ticket to a delicious, stress-free dinner that's as easy as it is tasty.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp all purpose seasoning of choice like adobo or lawrys
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Kosher salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 a package of turkey kielbasa sausage, sliced into half moons
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1 stalk of celery, diced
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste or garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup of parboiled rice or basmati rice, whichever you prefer
  • 2 cups of chicken stock or chicken broth
  • 1 Bouillon cube or better than Bouillon paste

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375
  2. Pat dry chicken then season and set aside
  3. To a cast iron skillet, add olive oil then sear chicken on medium heat for 3 minutes per side or until a golden brown crust is formed on the chicken then set aside
  4. Chop veggies & sausage and sear in the same pan once chicken is removed, add a little more oil if needed should pan appear dry
  5. Sauté veggies and sausage for 3-5 minutes or until the sausage starts to brown and veggies start to soften. Season mixture with all purpose seasoning or kosher salt to taste
  6. To the sausage and veggie mixture, add in the rice, chicken stock, garlic and bouillon cube and mix well scraping any brown bits from the bottom of the pan
  7. When you see the liquid simmering, turn off the heat and add the chicken to the top of the rice and liquid
  8. Put the pan in the oven UNCOVERED in the center and cook for 30 minutes or until all the liquid has evaporated completely and chicken is cooked through and rice is tender
  9. Top with fresh parsley and serve warm

Notes

Yes, you can use bone in chicken or even chicken breast, whatever you prefer.

Boneless chicken cooks faster than bone in chicken, use a meat thermometer to be sure chicken is cooked all the way though to 165 degrees F

I like to use a cast iron skillet for this dish as it cooks evenly and ensure the dish is cooked to perfection and all the way through

Rice cooks differently according to the type you get, follow the back of the rice instructions for liquid ratio to be sure the rice cooks all the way though, you can always add water but you can't take away

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Conclusion

Life’s too short for complicated recipes that require a degree in cooking. Our One-Pot Chicken and Dirty Rice recipe is your ticket to a delicious, stress-free dinner that’s as easy as it is tasty. Say hello to simplicity and flavor, and wave goodbye to kitchen chaos. Give it a try, and watch how a single pot can transform your cooking game!

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1 Comment

  1. Kah’Reem
    August 29, 2023 / 1:53 pm

    I made this last night and it was DELICIOUS. I think I want to make it again tonight! Haha. 😊

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