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One Pot Middle Eastern Chicken and Rice

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  • 5 bone in chicken thighs (skin on)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon curry
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 1 onion (small, finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
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    Calories700Calories from Fat300
    Total Fat33g51%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat300
    Total Carbohydrate54g18%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    brigitte a month ago
    This is definitely a keeper recipe. Easy to prepare. I added mushrooms and red pepper. I didn’t have chicken stock and used beef stock and it turned out great
    Vereen 4 months ago
    5 stars family loved everything!! Chicken was so moist and juicy
    JELundin 9 months ago
    This is one of my all time favorite recipes! So flavorful and fun! I don’t have a pan I can put in the oven, so I cover with foil (or lid) and cook in the stovetop that way. I love cooking this for guests, and they love it also! Thanks Evs for sharing this recipe! ❤️
    Guess a year ago
    Pretty great, nothing too fussy, Simple flavors. Squeezed half a lemon over the top after the bake and went heavy on the fresh parsley garnish which really helped tie it all together.
    Henrick a year ago
    Excellent recipe... have made it several times and I love it
    Roxanne Searcy a year ago
    I used deboned and skinless chicken thighs and it was very dry but so good. This time I am just not sauté them before hand and that should fix that
    willem hfox a year ago
    Quite good... But I missed the veggies...
    Faye R. a year ago
    Seemed like there was a bit too much turmeric in the recipe. Will reduce it the next time. Also, didn't bake it and just allowed for the rice and chicken to cook atop the stove.
    biconnieble seaman 2 years ago
    Loved this. Cooked it in a cast iron Dutch oven on the stove top. Cooked the rice separately in my Instant Pot. Used long grain brown rice. Will repeat.
    Annah M. 2 years ago
    This is really really good it was pretty easy to make I used more onion and garlic added some sweet peepers, I used drumsticks instead of thighs (definitely using thighs next time) the rice was awesome used seasoning salt instead of regular salt. Will make this again.
    Josephine Pfeiffer 2 years ago
    Excellent, just need to watch the last 15 minutes to make sure it does not get too dry. However, it was a big hit with the family
    Eric Rollo 2 years ago
    Despite all the comments that said this was bland I will disagree. Not sure but perhaps the spices used by these folks were old. This is a great dish with lots of flavor. I did everything according to directions except used only 1 tbls turmeric in the marinade. Will defiantly make this again.
    Titi Agboluaje 2 years ago
    Very testy dish but I think the water was a bit much because the rice was very soft, I would have preferred it to be a bit hard. Also, the timing wasn’t calculated correctly, it was more than 55 mins. It looked like I was waiting forever. Overall, it was delicious.
    Andrea Castillo 2 years ago
    This was delicious. I added more curry powder to the rice, and it turned out great.
    Christina Franco 2 years ago
    Followed the recipe exactly as described and it was delicious! Super easy and lots of flavor.
    Bryan Witkowski 2 years ago
    Very good and easy to make. This has been added to our regular rotation.
    Portia Davis 2 years ago
    this recipe was GREAT!!! I added half the turmeric that it asked for the chicken because it seemed excessive. I also added bell pepper and mushrooms with the onions and rice. the chicken was moist and twnder with crispy skin!I also just used more chicken broth instead of adding the water. i saw alot of negative reviews but mine was a HIT! I will say ADDING GREEK YOGURT ON TOP MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE!!! The yogurt helps bring all thise flavors together and enhances them! So delicous!!!!!
    InnerFatKid 3 years ago
    Every part of the recipe is spot on...besides flavor. It’s lacking *something.* Something that makes it pop. The flavor just falls flat. And it could use more heat for sure. Lacks spice. Use WAY less tumeric. My granite countertops, stainless steel sink, and even my hands are still yellow stained from last night.
    Rikka 3 years ago
    Very messy to make. Would definitely use less turmeric, and possibly add sumac and saffron for more flavor if available. I’d also try adding some carrots and cauliflower to incorporate some veggies.
    Katie 3 years ago
    I followed the instructions exactly and the meal turned out beautifully. The rice was light and full of flavor, and the chicken was moist and easily shredded. I marinated the chicken overnight for the most flavor, and we used the recommendation of plain Greek yogurt as a perfect compliment to the spices.
    Shelley Narine 3 years ago
    I have made this dish three times. I doubled the recipe and added a bit more liquid, cut down on the tumeric. My family loves this dish especially the children. So much flavour.
    IlianaStoian 4 years ago
    excellent and easy to make
    Baylee Y. 4 years ago
    Pretty good!! Wish the chicken was a bit more tender but it has a full, mellow flavor.
    Leisa M. 4 years ago
    Delicious will definitely make it again
    Gracie 4 years ago
    This recipe was okay. I thought it was going to have more flavour (the rice turned out flavourful but not the chicken). My son liked it though, which means dinner was overall a success.
    Aisling Byrne 4 years ago
    This is delicious!! Have made it three times already. Super simple and packed with flavour. I added in some veg just to bulk it up.
    Shaelyn Maloney 4 years ago
    Turned out good! Should have listened to the advice to cut tumeric by half. Used chicken breasts instead of thighs and adjusted the cooking method a little to fit and still worked out well.
    Eric Dunn 4 years ago
    Terrific recipe, but just as good using about half as much turmeric.
    Pfluffington 4 years ago
    The chicken came out really delicious - even my 16 month old son liked it! My only complaint is that the rice was still hard even after I gave it more time, then more liquid, then lid back on, then lid off. Not sure what happened, but it sadly ended up in the trash.
    Kitchenmess K. 4 years ago
    Tried it tonight. It was a bit one note but had potential so I added golden raisins and capers and let it steam all together on top of the stove top for 5 minutes before serving. Even my husband agreed that it was better with lemon juice squeezed over top. 'Cripes!' I forgot the parsley and I have a whole bunch in fridge to use up. Would double amount of chicken or halve rice. And adding a green or sauteed peppers and mushrooms would work too.