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This delicious One Pot Chicken And Rice recipe is seasoned with za'atar and topped with lemon, almonds, and parsley. A delicious quick dinner idea.

Za'atar One Pot Chicken And Rice

This delicious One Pot Chicken And Rice recipe is seasoned with za'atar and topped with lemon, almonds, and parsley. A delicious quick dinner idea

Course Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 941 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

For Marinade

  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice fresh
  • 2 tablespoons Za'atar
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • Salt + Pepper

For Dish

  • 8 Bone-In Skin On Chicken Thighs
  • 1 cup Long Grain Rice uncooked
  • 1/4 Red Onion chopped
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Garnish

  • 1/4 cup Almond Slices toasted
  • Parsley chopped
  • Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, place all marinade ingredients and mix with a fork

  2. Pour olive oil, lemon juice, and za'atar into a large zip-top bag. Insert the chicken inside. Close the bag and give it a shake so the chicken gets coated with the liquid. Marinate for 15 minutes to overnight

  3. Heat olive oil in a large rimmed skillet over medium high heat

  4. Remove chicken from marinade. DO NOT DISCARD THE MARINADE

  5. Season chicken with salt and pepper 

  6. Place chicken in the pan and brown on both sides. About 5 minutes per side. Work in batches if necessary

  7. Remove chicken from pan and place aside. Discard the excess oil in the pan leaving just 1 tablespoon of fat

  8. Add the onion, season with salt and cook for 2-3 minutes or until they soften

  9. Add the uncooked rice and mix in with the onion. Cook for 1 minute or until the rice toasts a bit. 

  10. Place the marinade in a measuring cup, add enough stock until you get 2 cups of liquid

  11. Add the chicken stock/marinade into the skillet. Use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pan to release the toasted up pieces (this has so much flavor) 

  12. When liquid starts to boil, return chicken to pan and cover. Lower the heat to low 

  13. Cook for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and rice is fluffy

  14. Remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork

  15. Squeeze lemon juice over the dish. Sprinkle almonds and parsley

  16. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Za'atar One Pot Chicken And Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 941 Calories from Fat 513
% Daily Value*
Fat 57g88%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 286mg95%
Sodium 398mg17%
Potassium 876mg25%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 55g110%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 8.1mg10%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 5.4mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.