Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice

Chicken and Lemon Rice

An incredible easy and scrumptious chicken and lemon rice dish made in just one pot!

Time: 60 minutes


  • Chicken on the bone 4
  • Rice soaked 1 cup
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Lemon juice 4 tablespoons
  • Fresh oregano chopped 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic cloves chopped 4-5
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil 1½ tablespoons
  • Onion finely chopped 1 small
  • Chicken stock 1½ cups
  • Fresh parsley sprigs for garnishing


  • Combine lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, garlic and salt in a bowl. Add chicken and mix well. Set aside for ten to fifteen minutes.
  • Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add onion and sauté till translucent.
  • Add the rice, mix and sauté for two to three minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock, mix and cook for a minute. Transfer in an oven proof dish.
  • Heat the remaining olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add the chicken and sear till light brown from both sides.
  • Arrange the seared chicken pieces on top of the rice. Cover with aluminium foil and place on a baking tray. Add water in the tray, put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for thirty to forty minutes or till all the liquid is absorbed.
  • Garnish with parsley sprigs and serve hot.