Monday, August 29, 2011

One Dish Chicken and Rice

I don't do the dishes in our house. John does. It's just an agreement we made years ago- I cook, he cleans. While John loves the way I cook, enjoys eating food made from scratch and tons of homemade baked goods, I drive him insane with dishes! And if I'm being quite honest with you I don't blame him. I'd hate to wash those dishes too. Every now and then I try to go easy on the poor guy and help do the dishes or make a meal that really requires very few dishes. This recipe is one where you can get away with just a skillet and a cutting board. He can't complain about that, can he?! That's minimal dishes as far as I'm concerned! Now this dinner isn't fancy but it is delicious. It really is easy, a true beginner meal, but the taste is excellent. If you're looking for an easy meal (with easy clean up!) this is for you.

**Just a tip- follow the directions on the rice package as far as the quantities of water, but watch it. Since you have the pepper in there it may need some additional water. If you see it's drying out and not cooked just add water, about 1/2 cup at a time, until the rice is cooked. 

Source: Stephanie Cooks Original

1 tsp olive oil
1/2 small yellow onion, diced small
1 clove garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, diced small
1 large tomato, diced small
1 box yellow rice mix (I used a 5 oz package but you can use bigger or smaller)
1.5 cups diced cooked chicken, rotisserie/grilled/or baked

1- In a large skillet add the olive oil and heat. Add the onion and garlic, stirring until fragrant. Add the pepper, stirring for 2-3 minutes.
2- Add the yellow rice mix and the amount of water the box calls for. Follow the directions on the rice package. Add the tomato once the rice is 1/2 way done.
3- After the rice is fully cooked add the chicken and allow it to heat in the rice mixture, 5-7 minutes. Serve hot.


  1. looks great! I love one-pot meals.

  2. I was skeptical since I'm not a huge fan of tomatos or green peppers, but this was great! And soooo easy!