One Pot Chicken and Rice

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This easy one pot chicken and rice is packed with vegetables and full of flavor. Perfect comfort food for a cold night.


  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 12 oz bag frozen veggies (I use peas and carrots)
  • 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 quart (4 cups) chicken broth
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 11.5 pounds raw chicken breast, diced
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese to taste or 1 cup shredded mozzarella


  1. In a large Dutch oven or pot, combine butter, vegetables, rice, broth and spices and bring to a boil
  2. Reduce heat to medium (should still be bubbling), cover and cook 20 minutes.
  3. Add chicken and bring to a boil again. 
  4. Reduce heat to medium and cook uncovered for another 15-20 minutes. Almost all of the liquid should be absorbed. Taste the rice. If you want it cooked more, add 1/2 cup more broth at a time and continue to let it cook until rice reaches desired tenderness.
  5. REMOVE FROM HEAT, stir in cheese and taste. Adjust seasonings adding more salt and peper if needed. Cover and let sit (with no heat) for 10 minutes before serving!