Stovetop Chicken and Rice recipe

Stovetop Chicken and Rice

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This one pot recipe for stovetop chicken and rice is a perfect all in one comfort food that the whole family will love!


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cups rice (we love Anson Mills Carolina Gold)
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about two pounds)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup chopped fresh scallions, plus extra for garnish
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Put 2 tablespoons of the butter in a heavy Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the carrots, onion and celery and stir for 3-5 minutes until starting to soften.
  2. Pour in the rice and give it all a good stir. Add the chicken broth and the poultry seasoning and bring everything to a boil.
  3. Let the rice simmer for about 10 minutes and then add the chicken. Bring the mixture back up to a simmer and let it all cook until the rice is tender and the chicken is cooked through (you can check it with a food thermometer – it should read 165), about 15 to 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so.
  4. Remove the chicken and shred it into bite sized pieces. Return it to the pot along with the rest of the butter, ½ cup of cream and the chopped scallions. Give everything a good stir for a couple of minutes over low heat.
  5. Turn off the heat and let it cool for a few minutes while someone else sets the table. Ladle it out into warmed bowls and enjoy!


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