One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice Recipe

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Last Updated on September 5, 2020 by Tracy

This One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice recipe is full of flavor and easy to make. Have dinner on the table with this recipe with just 15 minutes of prep time!
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One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice

I have a delicious recipe for you guys today!  If you love Lemon, this is for you!  I love recipes that are full of flavor and easy for us to make.  This recipe is actually a One Pot meal, and I will admit, it is the first time I have ever put one of my beloved Faberware pots with Teflon Brand coating into the oven!  It is made to do so, I just never have, so I spent the 1st 15 minutes of checking it out to make sure nothing weird happened 😉  And to my delight, the pot didn’t melt and dinner was delicious.

Easy One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice

I did receive the rice from Uncle Ben’s for review, but all opinions about it and this recipe are 100% my own!

The fact that I used Uncle Ben’s Flavored Grains Basmati Medley Savory Herb Rice made seasoning the rice easy!  In fact, between the savory herb mix and the lemon, this dish is AMAZING.

Tasty One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice

As you can see, I used chicken tenders in this recipe, you don’t have to, it was just what I had available in my refrigerator at the time, regular chicken breasts would work fabulous as well.  My kids ate this one too, so I would definitely say it’s a great family meal 🙂

Now, here is my One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice Recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Chicken and Lemon Rice Recipe

One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice Recipe

This One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice recipe is full of flavor and easy to make. Have dinner on the table with this recipe with just 15 minutes of prep time!
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Servings: 4 people
Author: Tracy


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Zest of one Lemon
  • Juice of one Lemon use the same lemon
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • Rice
  • 1 box of Uncle Ben's Flavored Grains Basmati Medley Savory Herb Rice
  • cups chicken broth / stock
  • ¾ cup water


  • Combine the Chicken and Marinade ingredients in a ziploc bag and place in refrigerator for at least 20 mins
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove chicken from marinade, but keep the Marinade
  • Heat ½ tbsp olive oil in a deep skillet over medium high heat
  • Place the chicken in the skillet, and cook on both sides for 1-2 mins. You are just sauteing the chicken briefly
  • Remove the chicken and set aside.
  • Add the rice, included seasonings, the remaining Rice ingredients and reserved Marinade into the same pot
  • Let the mixture come to a boil and let it boil for approx 1 min
  • Place lid on the pot and bake for bake in the oven for 15 mins
  • Remove from oven after 15 mins and then place the chicken on top of the rice mixture then place a lid on the skillet and bake for an additional 20 mins **Use caution - pot handle and lid will be HOT**
  • Remove the lid and bake for an additional 10 mins, or until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender
  • Garnish with lemon slices if desired
  • Enjoy!


If you don't have a lid for the pot/pan you used, you can cover it with a lid that is slightly larger, aluminum foil, or even a baking tray [br][br]I topped this with slices of lemon which I pan briefly sauteed while the rice and chicken were in the oven[br][br]You can substitute Uncle Ben's Long Grain Wild Rice if you don't see the Basmati version at your store
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64 thoughts on “One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice Recipe

  1. I love these 2 recipes will have to pin them to make in the future. I have a lemon tree so I know it will taste great for dinner.

  2. This is a simple great go-to recipe. I love that it is one-pot so less clean up in the kitchen. Lemon really adds zest to this dish and I am excited to make it.

  3. That sounds good and easy to make. I would leave out the garlic. I hate garlic breath and can smell it a mile away!

  4. One pot recipes are always winners for me – although my husband isn’t a huge fan of lemon flavored dishes….but even if he doesn’t like it, I could take it to work for my lunches!

  5. I love lemon chicken with rice but have since replaced my rice with quinoa to make it healthier.

  6. I’ve made this dish before in the past, only with barley instead of rice, lower on the carbohydrate Glycemic index.

  7. I have never had lemon chicken before and it looks and sounds wonderful. I’m definitely going to give it a try….

  8. The One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice Recipe looks so good I’m going to make it for Sunday dinner.

  9. Oh it looks so delicious! i will have to try it out and pass recipess on to my mom and sis!

  10. I love chicken and rice but I have never fixed this recipe but it looks very very tastey and I will try it

  11. I love how simple but yet delish looking this recipe is! Thank you for sharing, I am always looking for new dishes especially easy ones lol Thank you 🙂

  12. I have had lemon chicken before but lemon chicken and rice is different. It certainly looks delicious, I can’t wait to give it a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  13. This recipe looks mouth-watering! I love to make things more complicated than they need to be [ 😉 ], so I might use chicken thighs with the skin on, roast them first for extra flavour, then remove the skins and prepare the dish. Or maybe even roast them with a lemon-rosemary-mustard coating first…oh the possibilities. Anyway, there I go, making things too difficult for myself. 😉 Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. You’re welcome – ENJOY! And be sure to come back and let me know how you made yours….it sounds AMAZING!!

  14. Putting all the ingredients on one pot is a winner for me. This dish looks so good, I might just try this tonight

  15. I’m always looking for simple and delicious meals and this definitely fits the description! I would love this one.

  16. This Lemon Chicken and Rice recipe looks delicious and easy to make.
    My family loves Lemon Chicken.

  17. Thanks, after this long weekend I may just throw this in the crockpot before I head back to the festival today. I’m so tired

  18. I will definitely try this recipe.I love chicken and rice together but i’ve never had it with lemon.It looks delicious

  19. I love one pot meals especially ones that provide me with other ways to cook chicken. This really looks delicious.

  20. This looks delicious!!! I’m definitely keeping this one & I’m guessing it’s going to become one of our new favs! Thanks so much!

  21. I am always looking for crock pot meals. This one looks like a winner for the whole family.

  22. I love chicken and rice. I grew up on it, but I’ve never had it with lemon. I bet that it gives it a tangy flavor. Sounds delicious.

  23. This looks amazing and sounds so delicious!! I love Lemon Chicken so this will be a must-try!

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