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This one pot chicken with tomato basil risotto is the perfect weeknight meal - the whole thing bakes in the oven in a single dish!

One Pot Chicken with Tomato Basil Risotto

This one pot chicken with tomato basil risotto is a complete meal that the whole family will enjoy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 684kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 4 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 small white onion , minced
  • 1 1/4 cups short grain rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 cup of chopped, seeded tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high. Sprinkle the chicken thighs with the italian seasoning as well as salt and pepper to taste. Place the chicken in the pan skin side down, cook for 5-6 minutes or until deep golden brown. Flip the chicken and cook on the other side for another 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and cover. Add the onion into the pan, cook for 4-5 minutes or until translucent. Add the rice and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Pour the white wine into the pan, turn up the heat to high and cook until the wine has evaporated. Add the chicken broth and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the pan.
  • Return the chicken to the pan and bring the liquid back to a boil. Cover the pan and place it in the oven. Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan. Add the pesto, tomatoes and cheese to the rice and stir to combine. Add more salt and pepper if needed. Put the chicken back on top of the rice and serve.


Calories: 684kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 893mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 17.4mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 4.5mg