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One Pot Sweet Rice and Chicken

This sweet and savory one pot chicken and rice dish is reminiscent of a paella dish but more on the sweet side and much easier to prepare! This will become a new family favorite for sure!
Course Chicken, chicken dishes, Entree
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword chicken dinner, one pot
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Nadia Hubbi

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breast cut into cubes
  • 2 tbs kosher salt & 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1 1/2 cup onion diced 1 medium sized onion
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1/2 tsp each cumin cinnamon, smoked paprika
  • Pinch of saffron
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbs lemon zest
  • 1 cup frozen veggies

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper
  2. Add butter to pan and sauté chicken for 5-7 minutes until golden brown
  3. Add onions, garlic, seasoning, raisins, and saffron
  4. Mix together for several minutes
  5. Add rice
  6. Add broth and lemon zest
  7. Bring to a boil
  8. Lower heat & Cover for 15 minutes
  9. Add 1 cup frozen veggies and water if needed
  10. Cover for additional 5 minutes
  11. Remove from stove let rest for 5-10 minutes
  12. Fluff and serve