This Chicken One Pot Recipe will satisfy those hearty cravings, guaranteed.

This recipe serves 6 to 8.


For the chicken:

For the rice:

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 250g portabellini mushrooms, sliced in half
  • 1 green bell pepper, cubed
  • 1 large tomato, seeded & diced
  • 1 green chilli, sliced
  • 4 cups chicken stock, hot
  • 1 ½ cups long grain rice
  • Salt and pepperto taste
  • Fresh herbs to garnish


For the chicken:

  1. Rub the chicken generously with olive oil, spices and salt.
  2. Heat a large oven-proof buffet casserole pan/wide pot with a lid on medium-high heat. Brown the chicken pieces in a drizzle of olive oil. Pay special attention to getting nice crispy skin. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 200˚C.

For the rice:

  1. To start the rice, heat the olive oil and butter in the same pot/pan used to brown the chicken.
  2. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and sautée until tender. Add the garlic and portabellini mushrooms. Sautée for 1 – 2 minutes until golden. Add the green pepper, tomato, and chilli. Mix well.
  3. Pour in the hot chicken stock and stir in the rice.
  4. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Carefully nestle the chicken pieces into the rice and stock without submerging the skin.
  6. Cover with a lid (or tinfoil) and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the lid and bake for another 25 minutes until the rice is cooked and the chicken skin is golden and crisp.
  7. Fluff the rice with a fork, garnish with fresh herbs and serve straight out of the baking dish!


Chicken One Pot Recipe Notes

This Chicken One Pot Recipe Recipe is courtesy of Leroy Mguni via the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA), a group of farmers who grow and love mushrooms.

They share their passion by promoting all varieties of mushrooms, creating unique recipes that showcase the many flavour profiles of mushrooms, and engaging in charity campaigns that make the world a better place.

Why mushrooms?

These powerful little foods are packed with nutrients and fibres, have very few calories, and are an excellent source of plant protein. If spiced right, they even make a great meat replacement!

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