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This One Pot Oven Chicken and Rice Bake combines chicken with creamy parmesan rice and butternut squash for a complete healthy meal with less dishes to clean.
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One Pot Chicken and Rice Bake

This one pot chicken and rice bake combines chicken with creamy parmesan rice and butternut squash for a complete healthy meal with less dishes to clean. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and rice bake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 544kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken thighs can be bone-in or boneless
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 white onion finely diced
  • 4 cups of peeled seeded butternut squash cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups of short grain rice such as Calrose or Arborio
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large deep pot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on high heat. Season both sides of the chicken generously with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the chicken on high heat until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add the onion and squash, season with salt and pepper. Cook the onion and squash until lightly browned, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Add the rice, saute for 2-3 minutes or until opaque. Add the wine and cook, stirring, until completely evaporated.
  • Return chicken to the pot along with any juices that have accumulated and the thyme sprigs. Add the broth, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Bring to a boil and cover the pot with a lid. Transfer the pot to the oven and bake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit, covered for 10 minutes. Stir in the parmesan cheese before serving.

Notes

Make Ahead: The most time consuming part of this recipe is the peeling and cutting of the butternut squash, that can be done up to two days in advance.

Nutrition

Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 727mg | Potassium: 749mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 10100IU | Vitamin C: 31.4mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 4mg