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Lemon Chicken & Brown Rice One Pot Dish

A delicious and nutritious family favorite!

This simple one pot dish brings comfort and joy.

Serves 6


  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 800 g chicken thighs & drumsticks
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbs Dijon Mustard
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 carrots, cut into pieces
  • 2 leeks, cut into 2cm round pieces
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 100 g broccoli florets
  • 2 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 3/4 cup brown rice
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1.5 cups chicken stock
  • 5 Tbs finely chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
  2. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based casserole with a tightly fitting lid. Place the chicken in the hot oil skin side down for about 3 minutes, until the skin is golden brown. Then turn the chicken skin side facing upwards, brown for another 3 minutes.
  3. Turn down the heat, add the onion, lemon zest, mustard and garlic and give it a quick stir into the oil.
  4. Place the carrots, leeks, celery and broccoli around the chicken, followed by the salt and chili flakes.
  5. Gradually pour in the stock and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and remove casserole from the heat. Immediately add in the rice. Stir well and make sure the rice is covered. Place the lid on.
  6. Put casserole into the preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the rice has soaked up the stock.
  7. Stir in the fresh parsley and serve warm.

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