How to make One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice -

Chicken and rice mixed with lemon juice and zest and herbs and baked. An incredible One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice - all made in one pot. Even the rice is cooked right in the same pan as the chicken! a quick and delicious dinner that will become a midweek family favourite!

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken on the bone (हड्डी समेत चिकन), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Greek

Course : Rice

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One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice

One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice Recipe

  • Chicken on the bone 4

  • Rice soaked 1½ cups

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • Lemon juice 4 tablespoons

  • Fresh oregano chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic cloves chopped 4-5

  • Salt to taste

  • Olive oil 1½ tablespoons

  • Onion finely chopped 1 small

  • Chicken stock 2 cups

  • Fresh parsley sprigs for garnishing

  • Lemon slices for garnishing


Step 1

Preheat the oven 180ºC.

Step 2

Combine lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, garlic and salt in a bowl. Add chicken and mix well. Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 3

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add onion and sauté till translucent.

Step 4

Add the rice, mix and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 5

Add the chicken stock, mix and cook for a minute. Transfer in an oven proof dish.

Step 6

Heat the remaining olive oil in the same pan. Add the chicken and sear till light brown from both sides.

Step 7

Arrange the seared chicken pieces on top of the rice. Cover with aluminium foil and place on a baking tray. Add water in the tray, put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or till all the liquid is absorbed.

Step 8

Garnish with parsley sprigs and lemon slices. Serve hot.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.