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One-Pot Cajun Chicken And Rice


4 people


40 minutes


Flavorful One-Pot Cajun Chicken And Rice recipe calls for simple ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to make. It's healthy and delicious that perfectly served for lunch and dinner.


– 2 tablespoons olive oil – 4 chicken thighs – 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning – 1 brown onion chopped – 3 cloves garlic minced – 1 cup basmati rice – 1 1/2 cups roasted red pepper drained – 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock – 1 cup pitted olives – 2 tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped – 1 lemon cut into wedges for serving

Step 1

Pat dry chicken thighs with paper towels and rub them with Cajun seasoning. Set them aside.

Step 2

Heat a Dutch pot with 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs to the pot with the skin side facing down. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side until they're golden brown and half-cooked. Dish them out to a plate.

Step 3

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the pot over medium heat, and add chopped onion and minced garlic. Stir-fry for 2 minutes until lightly browned, then add rice, roasted red pepper and chicken stock.

Step 4

Stir well and bring it to a boil. Then, turn the heat to low and transfer the chicken thighs back to the pot. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes until the rice is tender and moist, and the chicken is cooked through.

Step 5

Once the rice is cooked, turn off the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes in the pot before opening the lid. Top with olives, chopped parsley and lemon wedges. Serve immediately.

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