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One Pot Mushroom Chicken and Rice

One Pot Mushroom Chicken and Rice

This one pot mushroom chicken and rice recipe is an easy one pot meal – flavourful chicken and mushrooms with rice, all cooked in the same pot!

One Pot mushroom chicken and rice

One pot meals are the best. Mostly because it’s lovely when there is only one pot to wash after supper.

But also because everything for your meal is there in one pot. No decisions to make on side dishes.

Also, no making side dishes. Just one pot. It’s the best. 

Mushroom chicken and rice

Although this one doesn’t have a ton of veggies in it, so you might still want a salad  or steamed veggies on the side.

But that’s easy. No thought or actual cooking required. And not even totally necessary if you don’t feel like making anything else.

This one pot mushroom chicken and rice is one of the best one pot meals I’ve made yet.

One pot chicken and rice

The kids wouldn’t agree with that.

They liked it well enough, but they don’t love mushrooms, so they are happier with something like this Mexican One Pan Pasta.

Also – pasta. So they like it more.

But I loved this one pot mushroom chicken and rice.

Crispy, flavourful chicken thighs, lots of mushrooms, and the rice, all cooked in one pot. It’s delicious.

One Pot Mushroom chicken and rice

And so easy to make.  You should definitely make it for dinner tonight.

You didn’t want to do a lot of dishes tonight anyways, did you?

One pot chicken and rice

How to make One Pot Mushroom Chicken and Rice:

  • I have this large non-stick skillet that I love to use for one pot meals like this. It’s the perfect size to have lots of room for browning the chicken, has a lid, is perfectly non-stick, and washes up really easily.
  • I’ve also made this recipe using 4 chicken legs with the back attached, so that’s an option if you like, although we did prefer the skin on, bone-in chicken thighs for this recipe. 
  • If you would like your rice to be creamier, you can make it with a little more cream and a little less chicken broth. We found a 1/4 cup of cream was the right amount to make the rice a bit creamy, but felt more than that was a bit too much. It’s an option if you don’t find it creamy enough with 1/4 cup though.

Here are some more great one pot meals for you:

One pan chicken and rice
Yield: serves 6

One Pot Mushroom Chicken and Rice

Mushroom chicken and rice

This one pot mushroom chicken and rice recipe is an easy one pot meal - flavourful chicken and mushrooms with creamy rice, all cooked in the same pot!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6-8 bone-in, skin on, chicken thighs
  • 6-8 medium button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 5-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (35%, whipping cream)
  • 1 cup long grain white rice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large oven safe skillet with a lid, heat the olive oil over medium heat on the stove.
  3. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper, and add them to the pan. Brown the chicken, about 4-5 minutes per side. The chicken won’t be cooked through.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pan and and drain any excess grease, leaving a teaspoon or two in the pan.
  5. Add the mushrooms, onions and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes, or until they are softened.
  6. Add the parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.
  7. Add the chicken broth, cream, and rice and stir. Bring the liquid to a simmer (steaming with small bubbles forming along the edges of the pot, but not quite boiling).
  8. Place the chicken on top of the rice and put the lid on the skillet.
  9. Place the skillet in the preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes. Remove the lid and continue baking for another 10 minutes with the lid off, or until the rice is tender.

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Nutrition Information:


6 servings

Serving Size:

1/6 recipe

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 22.5gSaturated Fat: 8.2gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 293mgCarbohydrates: 28.5gFiber: 1.2gSugar: 1.2gProtein: 20.8g


Sunday 6th of November 2022

We made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious!! My family devoured it and my daughter-in-law wanted the recipe. YUMM!!!


Tuesday 6th of September 2022

Can this be cooked and frozen?


Tuesday 6th of September 2022

I haven't tried freezing this, but I think that it would be fine.


Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

Would you be able to use instant rice ?


Monday 15th of August 2022

I don't think this recipe would work well with instant rice as the cook time for it is very different.


Friday 4th of March 2022

We've made this a few times and love it; I've taken it to neighbors who needed a meal, and they've loved it. A few notes: - We prefer brown rice, and it works great. Usually brown rice needs more liquid, and longer to cook, so adjust accordingly. We use 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups of liquid to 1 cup of brown rice; cook for 40 minutes to an hour (longer time because we often double the recipe). - We use boneless thighs. To accommodate for the shorter cooking time for boneless thighs, and the longer time for the brown rice, I brown the chicken, and then remove it (hold it on a plate or in the fridge) and put it back in for 15-20 minutes at the end. - We always use thyme, but I never have dried parsley on hand. Herbes de provence, Italian seasoning, or other similar things are all good subs.


Wednesday 29th of December 2021

Can you use bone-in breasts instead of thighs for the mushroom amd rice chicken?


Monday 3rd of January 2022

I haven't tried this with bone-in chicken breasts, but I think it would be okay. Just make sure to cook the chicken to an internal temperature of 165F, I'm not sure if the time will be a bit different for chicken breasts, so check the temp to be sure it's done.

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