Lemon Garlic Chicken and Rice One-Pan Skillet

This Lemon Garlic Chicken & Rice Skillet is an easy and delicious one-pan dinner! It’s the perfect meal that’s loaded with creamy flavors, plenty of leftovers, and non of the clean up!

Lemon Garlic Chicken and Rice One-Pan Skillet

This month is all about one-pan, no mess, and all of the flavor with my blogging girlfriends! Just look at the variety of delicious meals, all in around 30 minutes, and without all of the clean up!

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Now, my Lemon Garlic Chicken and Rice One-Pan Skillet.

So good.  So creamy. So much flavor!

Lemon Garlic Chicken and Rice One-Pan Skillet

…and leftovers! Now that’s what I call a WIN.

Lemon Garlic Chicken and Rice One-Pan Skillet

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Lemon Garlic Chicken and Rice One-Pan Skillet

Yields 4
Prep Time 5 min
Cook Time 40 min
Total Time 45 minutes

Author: Lexi



  • In a skillet heat butter or oil and garlic
  • Add in onion and sauté for 2 minutes
  • Add in cubed chicken breasts and sear on both sides for 1-2 minutes (it does not need to fully cook- it will later)
  • Add in 1 cup uncooked white rice and mix it around for 1 minute
  • Add in chicken broth, lemon juice, parsley, and spices
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 30 minutes or until rice is fluffy and no broth is left
  • Serve with additional pepper, red pepper flakes, parsley, and lemon slices

Recipe Notes

  • *If you avoid rice, you can use cauliflower rice instead of regular rice. Simply don't add the chicken broth and cook for a shorter amount of time!


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Lemon Garlic Chicken and Rice One-Pan Skillet

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February 17, 2016

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26 Responses

  1. This recipe was so easy and really delicious, love the lemon flavor! I added some fresh green beans in too! Definitely a make again! 🙂

  2. Hi Lexi, this is my first visit to your blog and I am glad I have. I love the Idea of one one pan or pot cooking myself,less mess, less cleaning with amazing flavours you have to love it. I will definitely try the lemon garlic chicken dish for the family, (if you don’t mind) i might substitute the rice with pearl couscous. My kitchens ingredient of the month.

  3. Delicious! Added in grape tomotatoes & spinach. Used the cauliflower rice and it still filled up my boyfriend and I. Thanks for the new recipe!

  4. Delicious recipe! One thing to note is if you are using basmati rice, reduce the broth to about 1 and 1/3 cups to 1 cup of rice. Otherwise rice turns out very mushy.

  5. I can’t eat chicken…even good chicken! I’m using turkey breast and addinf spinach (or maybe broccoli). Lemon and garlic .my favorite! One pot sounds about right too.

  6. I am making this right now and am so excited to test it out! Lemon and garlic are two of my favorite flavors. I love all of your other recipes Lexi–especially your pancakes and pad thai. I already assume this one will be wonderful!

  7. This recipe was incredibly easy to make and a winner with my whole family! It’s perfect for busy weeknights! Love your recipes- thanks for sharing!

  8. Just tried this and my husband and I both loved it., great flavors and so easy! My only problem is any time I try a one-pot meal with rice like this, the rice turns out mushy. I always get fluffy individual grains in the rice cooker. I’ve tried similar chicken or sausage and rice one pot meals and it’s the same thing, so I think it’s me, not the recipe! Any tips, or is mushy rice the price I pay for the convenience of cooking everything together? To be clear, I’m totally willing to pay that price haha.

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