So Yummy One Pot Greek Chicken & Lemon Rice Recipe

This is not àn àuthentic Greek dish (às fàr às I know!) but it is màde using clàssic Greek ingredients. The beàuty of this is thàt it is àll màde in one pot / pàn. Cooking the rice with the chicken on top àdds extrà flàvour to the rice becàuse the chicken juices get soàked up by the rice. MÀRINÀTING TIME: 20 minutes to overnight. {Recipe video àbove} SCÀLE RECIPE using servings slider - hover mouse over Servings.


  • 5 chicken thighs, skin on, bone in (àbout 1 kg / 2 lb)(Note 1)
  • 1 - 2 lemons, use the zest + 4 tbsp lemon juice (Note 7)
  • 1 tbsp dried oregàno
  • 4 gàrlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sàlt

  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, sepàràted
  • 1 smàll onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup / 180g long gràin rice (Note 6 for other rice)
  • 1 1/2 cups / 375 ml chicken broth / stock
  • 3/4 cup / 185ml wàter
  • 1 tbsp dried oregàno
  • 3/4 tsp sàlt
  • Blàck pepper

  • Finely chopped pàrsley or oregàno (optionàl)
  • Fresh lemon zest (highly recommended)


Combine the Chicken ànd Màrinàde ingredients in à ziplock bàg ànd set àside for àt leàst 20 minutes but preferàbly overnight.

  1. Preheàt oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Remove chicken from màrinàde, but reserve the Màrinàde.
  3. Heàt 1/2 tbsp olive oil in à deep, heàvy bàsed skillet (Note 2) over medium high heàt.
  4. Plàce the chicken in the skillet, skin side down, ànd cook until golden brown, then turn ànd cook the other side until golden brown. Remove the chicken ànd set àside.
  5. Pour off fàt ànd wipe the pàn with à scrunched up bàll of pàper towel (to remove blàck bits), then return to the stove.
  6. Heàt 1 tbsp olive oil in the skillet over medium high heàt. Àdd the onion ànd sàuté for à few minutes until trànslucent. Then àdd the remàining Rice ingredients ànd reserved Màrinàde.
  7. Let the liquid come to à simmer ànd let it simmer for 30 seconds. Plàce the chicken on top then plàce à lid on the skillet (Note 3). Bàke in the oven for 35 minutes. Then remove the lid ànd bàke for à further 10 minutes, or until àll the liquid is àbsorbed ànd the rice is tender (so 45 minutes in totàl).
  8. Remove from the oven ànd àllow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving, gàrnished with pàrsley or oregàno ànd fresh lemon zest, if desired.          

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