One Pot Lemon Chicken and Rice
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One Pot Lemon Chicken and Rice

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Tender, flavorful chicken is served atop buttery, lemony rice. This One Pot Lemon Chicken and Rice is a quick, easy, and mouthwateringly delicious dinner.

One Pot Lemon Chicken and Rice

Ingredients for One Pot Lemon Chicken and Rice

You only need a few ingredients to make super flavorful chicken. The key to great flavor is the acid (from the lemon juice), the fat (from the olive oil and butter), and the seasonings. I love a good lemon chicken dish!

  • chicken breast (you could also use chicken thighs or tenderloins)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Italian seasoning (I always buy a huge container so I always have this on hand)
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • uncooked jasmine rice
  • chicken broth
  • lemon juice (make sure to use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor)
One Pot Lemon Chicken and Rice

How to Make Lemon Chicken and Rice

Start by seasoning the chicken breasts on both sides with a little salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. To a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat, add the butter and olive oil. Once the butter is melted and the oil is hot, sear the chicken on each side for about 2 to 3 minutes. It will not be completely cooked through and that is okay. Remove the chicken and set it aside.

This is a one pot meal, so use the same pan that the chicken was cooked in. Add the rice, broth, lemon juice, and the rest of the seasonings to the pot. Stir that all up and add back in the seared chicken. Cover the pot with a lid and bring everything up to a simmer. Let that all simmer for about 18-22 minutes, or until the rice is tender and cooked through.

Serve this meal on it’s own, with a side salad, or with some steamed veggies. My Classic Side Salad is a family favorite!

One Pot Lemon Chicken and Rice

My Favorite Chicken Recipes

I always have chicken on hand, so I have no shortage of chicken recipes. It’s the most versatile of ingredients and it’s so simple to dress up.

Creamy Chicken Skillet with Tomatoes and Zucchini

Slow Cooker Pineapple BBQ Chicken

Creamy Chicken Tacos

One Pot Lemon Chicken and Rice

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: Dinner, MainCuisine: American, ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4-5

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes

Tender, flavorful chicken is served atop buttery, lemony rice. This One Pot Lemon Chicken and Rice is a quick , easy, and mouthwateringly delicious dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs 1 1/2 chicken breast

  • 2 tsp 2 salt, divided

  • 1 tsp 1 pepper

  • 2 tsp 2 Italian seasoning, divided

  • 1 tbsp 1 butter

  • 1 tbsp 1 olive oil

  • 1 cup 1 uncooked jasmine rice

  • 2 1/2 cup 2 1/2 chicken broth

  • 2 tbsp 2 lemon juice

Directions

  • Season the chicken breasts on both sides with 1 tsp salt, pepper, and 1 tsp of the Italian seasoning. To a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat, add the butter and olive oil. Once the butter is melted and the oil is hot, add in the chicken and sear on each side for about 2 to 3 minutes. The chicken will not completely cook through at this point. Remove from a pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan that the chicken was cooked in, add the rice, broth, lemon juice, and remaining seasonings. Stir well and add back in the seared chicken cover with a lid and let simmer for about 18-22 minutes, or until the rice is tender.

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