One Pot Chicken and Rice with Artichokes

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One Pot Chicken and Rice with Artichokes – Classic, delicious comfort food with chicken and rice made in just one pot! It’s quick and easy, and the artichokes add so much flavor!

One Pot Chicken and Rice with Artichokes - Classic, delicious comfort food with chicken and rice made in just one pot! It's quick and easy, and the artichokes add so much flavor! 

This is called: copying all my Mama’s recipes and updating/upgrading them a few notches. Thank you, Mom! Your food rocks! 

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But HEEEEY YA! Happy Sunday! I got my coffee, my laptop, and a good ol’ lemon biscotti to keep me company. I am also giving a big huge high-five to my favorite artichoke-hearts-jarrers (that’s definitely not how you say it), Cara Mia!

First thing is first. If you haven’t noticed, clearly, we are kill.ing. it. over here in the chicken department. I have got so much chicken – breasts, thighs, legs, whole, or otherwise – and I guess that maybe has to do with the fact that I use it so much in my recipes. I have a gazillion chicken pieces in my freezer at all times. 2 freezers, to be completely honest.

One Pot Chicken and Rice with Artichokes - Classic, delicious comfort food with chicken and rice made in just one pot! It's quick and easy, and the artichokes add so much flavor!

But let me tell you about how I got to this recipe.

HOW TO COOK MARINATED ARTICHOKE HEARTS

I had a jar of Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts, 2 thawed chicken thighs, and an almost-empty container with rice. What to do what to do? Flip back to your mom’s comfort-food recipes and get to work, that’s what.  

Cara-Mia-Artichokes

And desperately loving your mom’s food? Major bonus! I mean, look at all my adaptations to her chicken and rice:

Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Skillet | www.diethood.com | Everything you need for a delicious dinner made in just one skillet! | #recipe #dinner #chickenChicken and Rice Casserole | www.diethood.com | Moist and tender chicken pieces nestled on a bed of delicious baked rice.Mom's One-Skillet Sausage and Rice - Easy, 30-minute, one-skillet meal with smoked turkey sausage, fluffy white rice and flavorful veggies. Get the recipe on diethood.comGarlic Butter Shrimp and Rice - Garlic Butter lends an amazing flavor to this speedy and incredibly delicious meal with Shrimp and Rice. Get the recipe on diethood.com 
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That’s just a few…

And today’s One Pot Chicken and Rice with Artichokes is just as good as all of those! Tootin’ my own horn. If I don’t toot it, who will?! RIGHT?! right.

Cara-Mia-Marinated-Artichokes

Personally, I think Cara Mia’s Marinated Artichoke Hearts should be added to every thing you make. The flavor, alone, is more than enough. They are crazy delicious, but also nutritious, and are gluten free, cholesterol free, trans fat free, sugar free. Told ya, it’s good stuff.

One Pot Chicken and Rice with Artichokes - Classic, delicious comfort food with chicken and rice made in just one pot! It's quick and easy, and the artichokes add so much flavor!

How to Make One Pot Chicken and Rice with Artichokes

This chicken rice combo starts with searing chicken pieces in STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a nice and crispy texture. Not sure what you like to do, but I almost always will leave the skin on to cook the chicken, but when eating, I remove all of it. FYI: 1 chicken thigh with skin-ON is 150 calories, but without it, it’s 50 calories less, at the least.

One Pot Chicken and Rice with Artichokes - Classic, delicious comfort food with chicken and rice made in just one pot! It's quick and easy, and the artichokes add so much flavor!

Moving along, I then gave the rice and garlic a bit of a swim in the olive oil before adding the artichokes and popping it all in the oven for one last hurrah! 

The result was a creamy, silky, flavor loaded dinner for 4 with a side of a big, humongous salad that no one touched. Everyone was too busy scraping up all that was left in the pan. Even our 7 year old that thinks mac ‘n cheese is LIFE! 

One Pot Chicken and Rice with Artichokes - Classic, delicious comfort food with chicken and rice made in just one pot! It's quick and easy, and the artichokes add so much flavor!

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Cara Mia Marinated Artichokes are available at select Walmart, Safeway, Albertsons, Kroger, DeMoulas, Raley’s, Save Mart, Smart & Final, King Soopers, Schnucks, Ralphs, Sprouts, Bashas and Dekalb Farmers Market stores and ONLINE.  Look for them in the canned vegetable aisle or produce section.

ENJOY!

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One Pot Chicken and Rice with Artichokes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
One Pot Chicken and Rice with Artichokes - Classic, delicious comfort food with chicken and rice made in just one pot! It's quick and easy, and the artichokes add so much flavor!
Course: Dinner
Calories: 362 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 chicken pieces (thighs, breast, legs, etc...)
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1-1/2 cups organic , low sodium chicken broth (I use Pacific)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 jar (14.75 ounces) Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet.
  3. Add chicken pieces and cook for 4 minutes per side over medium-high heat.
  4. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  5. Add garlic to the skillet and stir for 10 to 15 seconds, or until fragrant.
  6. Stir in rice; stir for about 30 seconds. DON'T BURN THE RICE.
  7. Place prepared chicken pieces over rice, and add chicken broth and hot water.

  8. Arrange artichokes around the pan; season with Italian Seasoning and oregano, and bring to a boil.
  9. Carefully cover the skillet with aluminum foil and transfer to preheated oven.
  10. Cook for 30 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed.

  11. Remove foil and continue to cook for 7 more minutes.

  12. Remove from oven, stir around to fluff up the rice, and serve.

Recipe Notes

WW Smart Points: 8

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Chicken and Rice with Artichokes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 103
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.4g18%
Saturated Fat 2.1g11%
Cholesterol 80.6mg27%
Sodium 135.6mg6%
Carbohydrates 38.7g13%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 24.1g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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19 Responses
  1. Brandy Hepps

    Love this…I’ve made it several times an my only complaint is zero leftovers haha. I can’t seem to get the rice to cook all the way..I think I might be using the wrong one ( its still DELICIOUS but a little crunchy lol) what rice do you recommend and can i double the recipe?

  2. I tried this recipe yesterday. I found the ratio of liquid to rice to be off and the rice was not cooked through. I also found it to be a rather boring presentation. It needs a little something to give it a pop, perhaps some cherry tomatoes or something of that nature. I would not make it again.

    1. Hi Kathy! That’s too bad :(( I am very sorry you didn’t enjoy it. The recipe relies heavily on the flavor of the artichokes – did you use marinated artichokes? It could also be just a personal preference. In as far as the water to rice ratio, that should have been fine. Maybe just giving it a bit more time to cook would have helped the end result. Nonetheless, thank you for your feedback!! I truly do appreciate it. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Thank your mom and thank you. I love marinated artichoke hearts and chicken. This will be a new way to feed the family and they will lick the plate!

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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