One-pan Lemon Garlic Chicken and Rice

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
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There’s something about a just picked lemon from your friend’s trees that makes an ordinary week night one-pan meal extraordinary! Got 25 minutes? I’ve got you covered. 

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One-pan Lemon Garlic Chicken and Rice
serves 4

What you need:
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/2 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups jasmine or basmati rice
3 cups chicken stock
1 large juicy lemon
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
Olive oil
Flake sea salt
Black Pepper

What to do:
1. Prep Chicken and Lemon: Liberally salt and pepper chicken thighs. Cut lemon in half and cut one of the halves into 4 rounds.
2. Cook Chicken: Place a large skillet with a tight fitting lid over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add chicken and brown all pieces on both sides (about 2 minutes per side). Note: You are not cooking chicken all the way through. Remove from skillet to a plate.
3. Finish Chicken and Rice: To the same skillet, add 1 teaspoon olive oil, garlic, onions, rice and a dash each of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add chicken broth. Nestle chicken thighs back in the pan. Add lemon slices into pan and squeeze the juice of the other half lemon over. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
To Serve: Garnish with chopped parsley and serve straight from the skillet the way God intended.

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  1. This is delicious! We made it last night and it was a hit! Thank you- Libbie – hope to try your Italian orange cake next.

    Comment by marie Chem on January 22, 2020 at 9:34 pm

  2. Fantastic!!! It’s a great weeknight meal! You could add a little white wine deglaze and herbs to the onion and garlic for sure too. Make it your own!!

    Comment by Libbie Summers on January 24, 2020 at 3:13 pm

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