Balsamic Chicken & Rice #onepotwonder

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Weeknight dinners and One Pot wonders are so close to synonymous – it’s comical! Being able to cook a whole dinner in a single pot and make your whole family happy is exactly what Homemade on a Weeknight is all about. And this Balsamic Chicken & Rice is a perfect example of creating a full of flavor dinner in a single pot!

Balsamic Chicken & Rice

Balsamic Vinegar is what you need to use for this dish. You do not want a vinaigrette or other dressing, it will change the flavor and the amount of oil in the dish. There is a difference, and it does matter. And you want to find something that is not the cheapest, but more middle of the road to get the actual balsamic flavor and not just a vinegar.

Balsamic Chicken & Rice

I made a quick focaccia to go with this dish. I just use my pizza dough recipes, drizzle with avocado oil and sprinkle with garlic powder and parsley. Put it in a 425 oven for 12-15 minutes. Should be a light golden brown. I like to cut it in half longwise and then into 1.5 inch strips.

Balsamic Chicken & Rice

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Balsamic Chicken & Rice

An easy one pot wonder – full of flavor and depth!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword balsamic, Chicken, one pot, rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • ½ Red Onion diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 lb Chicken Breast cut into 1-in chunks
  • 3 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 cup Balsamic Vinegar divided
  • 3 cups Long Grain Rice
  • 6 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded


  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, add oil, onion, and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes then add chicken, red pepper flakes, parsley and half of balsamic. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add rice and stir to combine, cook for 3 minutes mores. Add chicken broth, reduce heat to medium and cover. Cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove lid and add remaining balsamic and heavy cream. Cook for 2 minutes then add cheese. Stir to combine, cook another 2 minutes and serve it up!

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

3 thoughts on “Balsamic Chicken & Rice #onepotwonder

  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 looks delicious. I think I would love the tang that the vinegar would add.

  2. Looks so good! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Link Party 24. Pinned!

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