One Pan Tomato Basil Chicken and Rice Recipe

One Pan Tomato Basil Chicken and Rice Recipe

How To Make One Pan Tomato Basil Chicken and Rice

Whip up this hassle-free chicken and rice meal for dinner tonight! It’s got flavorful tastes of fresh tomatoes, basil, and tender chicken for a hearty dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 6chicken thighs,skin on, bone in
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 2garlic cloves,chopped
  • 1onion,diced
  • 1red bell pepper,capsicum, deseeded and chopped
  • cupsun dried tomato strips in oil,chopped, optional
  • 1⅓cupslong grain rice,uncooked, rinsed
  • 14.5ozcrushed tomatoes,1 tin, with liquid
  • cupschicken broth,or chicken stock
  • 2tspsalt,adjust to your taste
  • ½tsppepper,adjust to your taste
  • 1tspdried basil
  • ¼cupfresh basil leaves,chopped, plus extra to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C | 400 degrees F.

  2. Heat the oil in a large, deep ovenproof cast iron skillet or pan of over 30-centimeters or 12-inches.

  3. Add the chicken, skin side down, then sear them for 3 to 4 minutes on medium-high heat.

  4. Turn each thigh, then sear until golden all over. Transfer the chicken onto a warm plate.

  5. Add the garlic, then fry for 30 seconds until fragrant.

  6. Add the onion and red bell peppers, then fry for about 3 minutes or until the onion is transparent.

  7. Stir in the sun dried tomatoes, rice, crushed tomatoes and chicken broth.

  8. Season with salt, pepper and dried basil.

  9. Bring to a simmer, then allow the rice to soak up the tomato.

  10. Place the chicken thighs, skin side up, over rice.

  11. Bring to the boil, then rotate the chicken in the tomato sauce to coat.

  12. cover with foil, then transfer it to preheated oven to bake for 40 minutes, or until the rice has softened and absorbed the liquid and the chicken is cooked through.

  13. Stir through an extra ¼ cup of water to the rice, if needed.

  14. Remove the cover, then change the oven settings to broil or grill on medium heat.

  15. Broil or grill for a further 8 to 10 minutes or until the chicken is crispy and golden.

  16. Season with extra salt to taste, then sprinkle with freshly chopped basil.

  17. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 767.74kcal
  • Fat: 47.83g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.28g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 23.23g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.53g
  • Fiber: 2.75g
  • Sugar: 5.90g
  • Protein: 38.27g
  • Cholesterol: 191.24mg
  • Sodium: 999.98mg
  • Calcium: 64.26mg
  • Potassium: 800.89mg
  • Iron: 3.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 86.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 33.80mg
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