4 from 4 votes
One Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken with Yellow Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Quick and easy, this One Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken with Yellow Rice is the perfect meal for a busy weeknight. Flavorful yellow rice is seasoned with savory turmeric, cumin, and a pinch of cayenne pepper, and cooked in the same pot as lemon garlic chicken thighs. So hearty and delicious, dinner has never been easier!
Author: Jacqui @ DishingDelish.com
For the Rice
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 bunch green onions chopped (optional - for garnish)
For the Chicken
  • 5-6 medium chicken thighs bone and skin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large skillet or dutch oven, mix rice together with olive oil, cumin, turmeric, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  3. Stir in onion, peas, and vegetable stock.
  4. Rub chicken thighs with olive oil. Sprinkle with lemon juice, garlic powder, and zest from lemon. Place thighs over rice.
  5. Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and rice has absorbed liquid.
  6. Top with green onions and serve.
Recipe Notes

This dish makes a lot of rice! Make sure your pot is big enough, I used a large cast iron skillet.
The amount of chicken thighs depends on how big your pot is. My skillet fits five, but my dutch oven fits 6.