One-Pot Wonder Chicken Mushroom Rice

One-pot wonder chicken mushroom rice is an easy meal to feed and please a crowd, and that a very hungry too. No mess, no headaches, just pure comfort food.

Overhead shot of a chicken thigh on a bed of mushroom rice

Now, having said no headaches, l must say that making this chicken mushroom rice proved to be a real adventure. With some headache for sure. But not because of the recipe itself, that’s the easy peasy bit. It just happened to be one of those days when everything went wrong. And it so did!

I initially planned to cook the dish in the oven, rather than on the stove, but it was not meant to be, clearly. Luckily in the end it tasted better than expected, and everybody enjoyed it. But what a drama, hey!

So, l tucked my older daughter in bed for her nap, and thought l would take advantage and cook her lunch. Got her baby sister in her bouncer, and started preparing the ingredients to cook the meal.

Cheeky little monkey, who so far was all nice and happy, decided she had enough of behaving herself and started crying.Right, mission aborted, no more cooking, baby needed kisses and cuddles, so mummy obliged.

Overhead shot of a pan of chicken with mushroom rice garnished with parsley

Ok, baby wanted a nap too, and in mummy’s arms only. Nothing wrong with that!  By the time l got her all nice and happy again, sweetness number 1 woke up, on the wrong side of the bed too, l must add.

Got the girls happy, and since hubby was home, he came to the rescue to entertain little ones while mummy went back to the kitchen. But surprise, the oven stopped working.

Oh well, baking was no longer an option. Right, nevermind! I got to pan fry the chicken first, then the alarm went off because of a tiny bit of smoke. By now, l could feel my husband’s eyes burning me because l was stinking up the house with my frying (he’s not quite a meat fan all the time, you see!).

Overhead shot of a pan of chicken with mushroom rice and 3 mushrooms next to the pan

Anyway, food cooked, l even got to quickly take some photos, lunch was yummy, all forgotten. Phew, that was not easy! Although l guess it was worth all the drama, this dish really tastes great.

It’s filling, it’s packed with great flavours, and most importantly, it’s all in pot. Texture wise, it’s more like a risotto, in the sense that the rice is sticky, rather than the grains separated, but it’s so good.

It did remind me of my Chicken and peas risotto, although it is not the same creamy texture. Well, it’s not meant to be creamy anyway. The mushrooms add so much flavour, especially since they have been cooked together with the garlic and spring onions.

No much seasoning is needed, since the chicken stock (broth) is pretty salty anyway. The finishing touch, parsley, is not be to skipped, its aroma brings freshness and a certain kick to it. Who said home-cooking isn’t fun?

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5 from 1 vote
One-pot wonder chicken with mushroom rice
One-Pot Wonder Chicken Mushroom Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

One-pot wonder chicken mushroom rice, a healthy and delicious dish, the kind of easy chicken one-pot recipes that never fail to impress. A great family favourite meal.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Romanian
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 1751 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 3 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 cup sliced chestnut mushrooms
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken stock (broth)
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. In a large frying pan, add the oil and place the chicken thighs skin down.

  2. Fry for 5 minutes until lightly brown, flip on the other side and fry for a further 5 minutes. The chicken will not be fuly cooked at this stage, but will cook further later on.

  3. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  4. In the same pan, add the sliced mushrooms, garlic and onions, season with salt and pepper and cook gently for a few minutes until soft and until all the liquid is evaporated.

  5. Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear, and add it to the pan together with the stock.

  6. Give a good stir, bring back the chicken to the pan, cover with a lid, and leave to cook undisturbed for 20 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed, the rice is cooked and the chicken is tender.

  7. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Wonder Chicken Mushroom Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1751 Calories from Fat 693
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 77g 118%
Saturated Fat 28g 140%
Cholesterol 346mg 115%
Sodium 971mg 40%
Potassium 1861mg 53%
Total Carbohydrates 174g 58%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 84g 168%
Vitamin A 22.9%
Vitamin C 24.7%
Calcium 13.7%
Iron 33.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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  • Reply
    Tasty Eats Ronit Penso
    July 3, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Love such one-pot dishes. Looks very tasty! 🙂

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      July 3, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      Thank you! It does save time to have a dish in one pot, less to clean after 😊

  • Reply
    July 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I pinned this for later for suure. Looks so delicious. I love one pot wonders!!

  • Reply
    Pam Wattenbarger
    July 3, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    I definitely understand those days where everything seems to go wrong. This dish looks like it turned out great in the end despite everything that happened.

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    July 3, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Love one pot meals. Such a time saver. For a working mom like me it’s almost a blessing. Saving for later.

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      July 4, 2017 at 5:54 am

      It does save time and your sanity to get easy meals ready. Glad you liked it!

  • Reply
    July 3, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    What a beautiful, hearty meal! You can’t beat chicken and rice…looks splendid!

  • Reply
    Hanady Awada | Recipe Nomad
    July 3, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Your story about nap time made me laugh! How you have time for the little ones and a beautiful blog is inspiring! I love mushrooms and I love one pot dishes. Can’t wait to make this!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      July 4, 2017 at 5:53 am

      Thank you! It’s not easy, but then l tell myself they are little for such a short time and it will get easier. I hope 😁

  • Reply
    Camilla Hawkins
    July 3, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    I do love a one pot meal and chicken thighs are so cheap so a definite win/win. Shall show my son this recipe who is off to uni:-)

  • Reply
    July 4, 2017 at 1:47 am

    That was quite the adventure! I have had my oven go out mid bake, and it’s so frustrating isn’t it? Looks like you meant to make this on the stove top!! Nice save!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      July 4, 2017 at 5:51 am

      It certainly is frustrating! I hope to get it fixed soon, l so need it!

  • Reply
    Adriana Martin
    July 4, 2017 at 5:12 am

    what a lovely chicken meal all the ingredients I love so this I will prepare very soon my family will enjoy it too

  • Reply
    Molly Kumar
    July 4, 2017 at 7:05 am

    This looks so delicious and the chicken looks so juicy. I love one-pot recipes as they are so much easier and teh family loves it too. This is going in my must try recipe list 🙂

  • Reply
    Noel Lizotte
    July 4, 2017 at 10:55 am

    i just made a rice/mushroom dish the other day and my husband loved it. I’m going to add your recipe to this week’s menu … should be an all around win!

  • Reply
    July 4, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Are you getting a new oven? The dish looks delicious so cooking it on top of the stove seems to have worked.

  • Reply
    Priya Srinivasan
    July 4, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Aww with kids everyday is an adventure! But hey 3 cheers to you, you have managed to cook such a yumm meal with all that drama behind!!! Mommy -> Super woman!! 🙂

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      July 4, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Thank you! I adore my little girls, although l admit they can be hard work. Most of the time, anyway 😊

  • Reply
    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    July 4, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Now you are a person who can think on her feet. You went from plan A to plan B to plan C and I lost count after that. The recipe looks wonderful and I so enjoy one pan meals. Your dinner turned out scrumptious!!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      July 4, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Aww thank you very much for your lovely comment. Being a mum can be challenging, that’s for sure!

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