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easy one post chicken and rice

Easy One Pot Chicken and Rice

Delicious, easy One Pot Chicken and Rice to please everyone!  This simple combination of chicken and rice in just one pot is chicken so satisfying. It's basically a full meal in one pot. It's Budget friendly and family friendly plus it comes together pretty quickly in about 45 minutes.
Course Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine African, American, Asian, Global
Keyword chicken, easy, Fast, homemade, one pot, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 697kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu



  • 4 Cups long grain Rice
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 Tomatoes Ripe and juicy (Diced)
  • 2 red bell peppers Diced
  • 1 Tsp Chili flakes
  • 1 Tsp Curry powder
  • 2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tsp Black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Thyme
  • Kale leaves
  • 5 to 6 cups chicken stock

For the Chicken:

  • 11/2 lb Chicken Thigh
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • Curry Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Black pepper


Instructions for the Chicken

  • Season with Salt, Paprika Curry Powder Garlic powder and Black Pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a large pan, preheat the Olive Oil, once it's hot, add the seasoned Chicken and fry for about 5 to 8 minutes on a medium to high heat.
  • Once the Chicken is cooked take them out from the pan and set aside

Instructions For Cooking the Rice

  • Dice the Tomatoes, Red Bell Peppers, and Onions. Then slice the Kale leaves and set aside.
  • Wash the Chicken Thighs and pat it dry with a paper towel.
  • In the same pan, add the diced Onions and stir fry till it becomes translucent
  • Stir in the diced Tomatoes, diced Red bell peppers, and the chili flakes. Cover and leave to simmer for 1 to 2 minutes
  • Season with the Curry powder, Paprika, Garlic powder, black pepper, salt, and thyme.
  • Stir in the Rice, add the Chicken stock and leave to cook for about 15 minutes.
  • Add the fried Chicken, cover it up and leave to cook till done
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the Kale leaves. Cover it up so that the heat from the rice can steam up the kale.
  • Serve hot.



Calories: 697kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 626mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1285IU | Vitamin C: 29.5mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2.2mg