If you’ve never made rice in ONE pot WITH chicken, this dish is gonna be a game changer! This is the BEST one pot chicken dinner! Once you make it you’ll make it again and again and again! It’s that good!
You add all the ingredients to a cast iron skillet, start it on the stove and finish it up in the oven. You can add any vegetables with a similar cooking time to carrots — parsnips, squash (cut into small pieces), and broccoli would all work really well.
A note on the rice and liquid ration: depending on how “toothsome” you like your rice, you can easily adjust the chicken broth amount. For extra flavor, use 1/2 chicken broth and 1/2 white wine. I found that 1 1/3 cup of liquid created rice that had a bit of an al dente chew to it, but if you want your rice softer use 2 cups.
For the dates: My family isn’t a huge fan of dates, so I used 8. They add a really lovely bit of sweetness to cut through the spice, but don’t feel you need to use all 12. Use less, use more, use what tastes good to YOU.
And if you need a little snack to nosh one while you’re making this, I HIGHLY recommend these seriously addicting smokey fried chickpeas.
Have I mentioned this is the BEST one pot chicken dinner — ‘cuz it is!
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lightly adapted from Diana Henry’s , Simple