One Pot Middle Eastern Chicken and Rice Recipe

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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!

Servings : 4-6


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

For the Rice
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, finely minced
1½ cups basmati rice
1½ cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp of turmeric
1 tsp of cumin
1 tsp salt


  1. 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).
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  3. 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).
  4. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  5. Remove any black or burnt bits from the pan, and add another tablespoon of olive oil to the pan over medium high heat.
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