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One-Pot Italian Chicken and Rice

One-Pot Italian Chicken and Rice

This One-Pot Italian Chicken and Rice is so easy to make, healthy, and delicious. The fresh herbs, basil pesto, and Italian seasonings add so much flavor and depth. This recipe is a perfect quick dish to add to your weekly meals.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6
Calories 343 kcal


  • Cutting board
  • Chef's knife
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Large pot with lid
  • Spatula


  • 1 Medium Yellow onion chopped
  • 1 Green onion chopped
  • ½ Small Zucchini chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh oregano chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh tarragon chopped
  • 6 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 10 Oz Raw Chicken breast diced
  • 1/3 Cup Organic basil pesto
  • 1 tsp Himalayan sea salt or plain sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 5 Cups Chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 Cup Canned fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 Cups Uncooked white rice or brown rice
  • 1 tbsp Shredded parmesan cheese


  • Chop the vegetables, herbs, and dice the chicken.
  • Heat a large pot on medium heat and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Add the onions, zucchini, chicken, oregano, tarragon, and garlic, and sauté until the chicken is cooked through about 10 minutes.
  • Add the basil pesto, salt, Italian seasoning, pepper, chicken broth, canned tomatoes, and rice.
  • Stir until the ingredients are combined, then cover the pot with a lid and lower the heat. Cook on low for 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked through.
  • Add the Parmesan cheese and stir it into the rice.
  • Serve immediately topped with fresh herbs or extra cheese.


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