There’s nothing better than a one pot meal. Wait, there is something better. A one pan meal! One Pan Chicken Dinner is a new addition to our family favorites. It’s one of my favorites because it all cooks in the oven in an hour. I don’t need to make the vegetables on their own, or baked the chicken by itself. I don’t even have to make the rice on the side. Everything cooks together in the casserole pan.
This one pan chicken dinner also looks so lovely. It would be a great meal to make for a fall dinner party.
The vegetables are simple and thrifty. Carrots and onions are always a good price at the grocery store. If carrots aren’t your thing, you could substitute fresh green beans or asparagus, if it’s in season. Don’t like onions? Leave them out. But, I will say, the onions take the dish to another level. The caramelize and flavor the rice just right.
The hour it takes to bake, you could do so much. Watch a show. Take care of homework with the kids. Read a magazine. Talk to a friend about that Real Housewives episode you watched last night. All while your complete dinner is cooking in the oven. Mmmm Hmm. That’s right.
One Pan Chicken Dinner (serves 6)
6 to 8 chicken drumsticks or thighs
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups rice (white or brown)
3 carrots, sliced lengthwise and cut in thirds
4 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 large onion, sliced
1 teaspoon seasoned salt, separated
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray large casserole dish with cooking spray.
Place chicken in the casserole dish, leaving space between each piece.
Pour tablespoon olive oil over chicken pieces. Either rub it into the chicken pieces with your hands, or use a baste brush.
Pour rice around chicken pieces.
Place carrots throughout the rice.
Add dried thyme and 1/2 teaspoon of seasoned salt to chicken stock, and stir together. Slowly pour chicken stock mixture in casserole dish.
Place sliced onions on top of one pan chicken dish.
Sprinkle the chicken and onions with remaining seasoned salt and black pepper.
Bake for 1 hour.
Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
Printable version here: One Pan Chicken Dinner Printable