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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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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