Chicken and Yellow Rice Skillet

This easy and flavorful Chicken and Yellow Rice Skillet makes a quick and delicious dinner for the whole family. This is a MUST TRY recipe. 
This easy and flavorful Chicken and Yellow Rice Skillet makes a quick and delicious dinner for the whole family. This is a MUST TRY recipe. 
CourseMain Course
Keywordchicken and yellow rice
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings4 servings


  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup white Basmati rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp. turmeric powder
  • fresh parsley or scallion, to garnish

Seasoning Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder


  • Mix the seasoning ingredients together, and generously rub them onto the chicken thighs. 
  • Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet. Add the chicken and sear for about 4-5 minutes on each side.*
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet. Add the rice, turmeric, lemon juice, and chicken stock.** 
  • Return the chicken to the skillet, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and cover with a tight lid. Cook until the liquid is fully absorbed and the rice is cooked through, about 20 minutes. 
  • Turn off the heat, and let in rest with lid on, for another 5 minutes. Serve.


*If you are using large (very thick) chicken thighs, you may need to reduce the heat to medium, and cook them for 7-8 minutes per side, to make sure that the chicken will be fully cooked after being simmered for an additional 20 minutes with the rice.
**You may need to add salt if using low-sodium chicken stock.


Calories: 583kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 917mg | Potassium: 588mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 15.6% | Vitamin C: 2.7% | Calcium: 4% | Iron: 17%

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