One pot chicken thighs with zucchini rice


Juicy zucchinis and white rice, delicious chicken thighs… what a perfect combination! Sprinkle with some cilantro and the dinner is ready!

An easy one pot dinner that will not disappoint you!

I got fresh zucchinis and cilantro from our local farmers market in Modesto. Love that place! Every Saturday i drive kids there and we always have a great time and leave with a lot of full bags!

Who doesn’t love one pot dinners? Easy, no mess and almost no dishes to clean. What a deal!

I cooked this one pot chicken thighs and zucchini rice for a dinner for a family of 4(me,  my husband and 2 toddlers),  and we had plenty leftovers for the lunch next day! It will also work great as a meal prep or a lunch to school or preschool( just cut the meat of the bone first).

One pot chicken thighs with zucchini rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Juicy zucchinis and white rice, delicious chicken thighs... what a perfect combination! Sprinkle with some cilantro and the dinner is ready!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 442 kcal
Author: Tatiana Shifruk
Ingredients
  • 4-5 chicken thighs
  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • olive oil for cooking
  • chopped cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 tspn oregano
Instructions
  1. Season your chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Place them skin down into the heated pan with about 1 tspn of oil. Fry on medium high for about 3-5 minutes(don't let the skin burn). Once the skin is nice and crispy set thighs aside

  2. In the same, now empty skillet,  sear sliced zucchinis( don't slice them too thin or they will be mushy) and chopped garlic, for couple minutes.

  3. Once zucchinis cooked, to the same pan add 2 cups of water or broth, about half a tspn of salt and oregano and rice. Mix well

  4. Carefully on top of rice put chicken thighs and cook on low with the lid closed for about 20 min, until the rice is cooked ( follow your rice cooking directions)

  5. When the rice is done, remove chicken from the skillet and stir the rice. (SEE NOTES) Place thighs back to the pan and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

Recipe Notes

Optional. You can place the chicken under the broiler in your oven for a few minutes while mixing the rice. This will make the skin crispy again.

Nutrition Facts
One pot chicken thighs with zucchini rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 442 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 567mg 24%
Potassium 549mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 10.7%
Vitamin C 22.1%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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