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30-Minute One-Pot Chicken & Rice

30-Minute One-Pot Chicken & Rice

This week at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC), we are welcoming Ellie Krieger! She will be IHCC's featured chef for the next six months! Welcome Ellie! :)

As a renowned registered dietitian specializing in nutrition and health, Ellie focuses on offering real life nutritional advice without gimmicks and extreme diets. She advocates and creates recipes that bring together healthy and delicious.

  To say "Hello!" to Ellie, I'm inspired to cook her one-pot chicken and rice dish. After reading through her recipe, I know this dish will be great for my two-year old and possibly accepted by my 34-year old. Hah!

Recipe inspired by and adapted from here.

(Serves 2)

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 red chili, seeds removed, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 skinless chicken thigh, cut into 4 chunks
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup celery stalk & leaves, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup sliced pitted black olives
1 cup cooked white rice
1 tablespoon coconut amino

How to:

1. Heat up oil over medium-high heat in a frying pan. Add onions and chili and cook until soft for about 1 minute.

2. Add garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika powder, dried oregano, and pepper. Stir and cook for another minute.

3. Add chicken chunks and stir to cook for about 1 minute until they are coated with the spices. Add chicken broth, celery, and olives. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat for about 12 minutes. Add in cooked rice and simmer for about 8 minutes until most liquid is absorbed.

4. Add coconut amino, mix well, and remove from heat. Serve.

I'm linking this post with I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC) for this week's theme, Hello Ellie! {Welcoming Ellie Krieger to IHCC}.


This post is also linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up (October 2015 Event: Coconut) organized by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids), Doreen (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Jess (Bakericious).


  1. Is there anything better than a good one-pot-wonder?! This looks very delicious and flavourful, and anything that will appeal to both the 2 year old and 34 year old has got to be a winner.

  2. There is certain satisfaction of making a one-pot meal. This is a winner!

  3. I agree with Sue, I love a one-pot wonder! This is a perfect family dish that everyone would love (even more so because it is healthy). I think the black olives are the perfect touch and add lots of color and flavor.

    1. Thanks Kim for your lovely feedback! I'd love to try out pimento-stuffed green olives in future dishes as well. :D

  4. Hi Joyce,
    This looks like the perfect meal anytime of the week! Yummy!

  5. This does look like the perfect comfort-food dish for sure and the fact that you can make it in one pot and it's healthy to boot make it even better. A fabulous pick to welcome Ellie! ;-)