One Pot Middle Eastern Chicken and Rice

Seasoned flavorful Middle Eastern Chicken with turmeric rice is a meal the whole family will love. It’s super easy to make, and makes a great weeknight meal because it’s fast to prepare and all made in one pot. The ultimate comfort food, but with a healthy twist!

One Pot Middle Eastern Chicken and Rice

Ingredients
For the Chicken
  1. 5 skin on,bone in chicken thighs
  2. 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  3. 2 tbsp of turmeric
  4. 1 tbsp of cumin
  5. ½ tbsp of curry
  6. 1 tbsp dried oregano
  7. 4 garlic cloves, minced
  8. 1 tsp of salt
  9. 1 tsp of black pepper

For the Rice
  1. 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  2. 1 small onion, finely chopped
  3. 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
  4. 1½ cups basmati rice
  5. 1½ cups chicken broth
  6. 1 cup water
  7. 1 tbsp dried oregano
  8. 1 tbsp of turmeric
  9. 1 tsp of cumin
  10. 1 tsp salt

Instructions
  • Combine the chicken and all the ingredients for the chicken in a large resealable bag, and let marinade for at least 30 minutes (preferably over night for more flavor).
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large oven safe skillet, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium high heat. Place the chicken in the skillet skin side down and cook until golden brown (about 3-5 minutes), then flip over and cook the other side until golden brown (another 3-5 minutes).
  • Remove the chicken and set aside.
  • Remove any black or burnt bits from the pan, and add another tablespoon of olive oil to the pan over medium high heat.
  • Add the onions to the skillet with the oregano, turmeric, and cumin. Saute until the onions become translucent.