I found this recipe last year in The Canal House Volume no. 6 cookbook and it quickly found a spot in my regular cooking rotation. And when I say regular, I mean once a week. It is just that good. It is everything you want in regular meal. The ingredients are uncomplicated, the flavors are simple and comforting, and you only get one, single pot dirty.

One Pot Chicken and Rice is so easy and your house will smell amazing!

One Pot Chicken and Rice is so easy and your kitchen will smell amazing!

The recipe does take a bit of time–about an hour–but most of it is hands off cooking time, which leaves you time to check on children’s homework, change out of your clothes into something comfortable and pour a glass of wine. All while a delicious dinner is simmering on the stove, filling your house with an amazing smell.

Ingredients for One Pot Chicken and Rice is so easy and your house will smell amazing!

Ingredients for One Pot Chicken and Rice is so easy and your house will smell amazing!

One Dish Chicken and Rice

Katherine Snell
Adapted from The Canal House Cooking Volume no. 6: The Grocery Store
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main
Cuisine American
Servings 3 -4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 6-8 pieces of bone-in chicken thighs skin on
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 stalks of celery diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a large, wide saute pan, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place skin side down. Brown the chicken until golden, about 10 minutes. You might have to do this in batches.
  • When the chicken is golden, flip to skin side up. Add the diced onion, celery, and carrot to the pan, nestling between the chicken pieces. Add salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes to let the vegetables slightly soften.
  • Add 1 cup of water, reduce heat to low, cover with a lid and cook for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, add the cup of rice, patting it down between the chicken. Add 1 cup of water and the bay leaf. Cover again and cook on low for 40-45 minutes (or longer, depending on the cooking instructions for your rice).
  • The dish is ready when the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender. Garnish with parsley and serve
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