Garlicky Chicken & Rice

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Mondays can be so tough – especially in the winter months. I think with it being dark when you wake up, dark when you get home and cold – or even wet – makes them harder. So making dinner can become more of a chore. That’s why I like to create One Pot dishes that are easy to through together and easy to clean up! My latest creation is a flavor packed chicken and rice dish called Garlicky Chicken & Rice!

Garlicky Chicken & Rice

The Rosemary and Lemon Juice really brighten the garlic flavor making it pleasing instead of pow in your face! As with most one pot meals – it’s very important that you follow the directions and be patient. In order for everything to be done at the same time you have add them at the right intervals and you need to leave the lid on for the last bit. The chicken will be juicy and tender and the rice will be perfectly cooked – promise!

While it might not look like much, this dish is going to be on regular rotation at my house. I call it a silencer – because all my kids just eat in peace when I serve it. They like it so much and it’s such a comfort food for them, they can’t help but be content to just eat it.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Garlicky Chicken & Rice

A simple one-pot meal that packs a yummy flavor your whole family will love
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheesy Rice, Chicken, rice, Rice Dishes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6


  • lb Chicken Thighs, boneless & skinless cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Yellow Onion diced
  • 5 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 2 cup Long Grain Rice
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 qt Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese


  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, add oil, garlic and onion. Sauté for 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper and rosemary and add to pot. Cook for another 5-7 minutes (until you see no more pink but it does not have to be cooked through). Add rice to pan and cook another 3 minutes.
  • Add Chicken broth and lemon juice to pot. Cover pot and reduce heat to medium. Let cook (undisturbed) for 15 minutes. Remove lid and stir in cheese.

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7 thoughts on “Garlicky Chicken & Rice

  1. Donna Reidland – I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Biblical counselor. I love sharing God's truth, hopefully in ways that will help you in your walk with God. I'm certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, but mostly I'm just a sister in Christ. To read more about me visit my "about me" page. My story may surprise you.
    Donna Reidland says:

    This sounds so easy & delicious. I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Tai East – Sweet Home Alabama – Lover of God and family, Writer, Creative Heart, Jewelry Maker, Children's Book Author, YouVersion Content Partner, Young Living Essential Oil Brand Partner, Amazing Paint Party Brand Ambassador, Zumba instructor, Zumba Plate Coach, Herbal Tea Lover, New Orleans Saints Fan, and Independent Wine Ambassador with Boisset Collection.
    Tai East says:

    This sounds so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  3. Thanks for sharing with us at Farm Fresh Tuesdays Blog Hop! Your Garlicky Chicken & Rice is one of my features at this week’s hop. See you there!
    Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead

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