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One Pot Hot Honey Chicken and Rice

5 Minutes + 40 Minutes baking


6 servings

This One Pot Hot Honey Chicken and Rice recipe is perfect weeknight dinner that quickly becomes a staple! Few simple steps and the oven will take care of everything else.

The fall season always forces me to slow down a bit and that is reflected in my recipes. I try to cook not only comfort foods, but also dishes that are easy to prepare and don’t take too much time. And that’s exactly what this recipe is, which has quickly become our new staple. Perfectly seasoned chicken and fluffy rice, all made in one pan and bake in the oven.

Looking for other chicken and rice recipes? Try also this Oven Baked Chicken and Rice! So good!



Adjust Servings
225 grams basmati rice
200 grams zucchini
600ml chicken stock
600 grams chicken breasts *or chicken thighs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon mayonaisse
zest of 1/2 lemon
50 grams parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
salt and pepper to taste
For Hot Honey Sauce
4 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons hot sauce
salt to taste
Nutritional Information
446 Calories
17 g Fat
24 g Protein
48 g Carbs
14 g Sugars


Marinating the chicken
Preheat your oven to 200°C. In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken pieces with olive oil, grated parmesan, tomato paste, mayonaisse, chilli flakes, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, lemon zest, and a sprinkle each of salt and pepper. Let the ingredients dance and mingle, ensuring the chicken is well-coated with this flavor-packed blend.
Into a baking dish, pour the rice and zucchini. Gently pour over the chicken stock, letting it seep through. Now, place the marinated chicken gracefully atop and bake covered for about 15 minutes. Then uncover the baking dish and continue baking for about 20-25 minutes until the rice if fluffy and chicken is juicy and cooked through.
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Bake it!
As the chicken bakes, turn your attention to the sauce. Gently warm the honey and mix it with the hot sauce and a bit of salt until well combined. After removing the chicken from the oven, drizzle half of the sauce over it. Serve the chicken alongside the rice and zucchini, and top with fresh herbs and some extra sauce. Enjoy!
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f you prefer other proteins, this recipe can easily be adapted for turkey, tofu, or even fish fillets. Adjust cooking times accordingly.
Feel free to replace or mix in other vegetables such as bell peppers, eggplant, or broccoli for added color and flavor.
Store any leftover chicken, rice, and zucchini in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For best results, reheat leftovers in a skillet over medium heat, adding a splash of water if necessary to prevent dryness. Alternatively, use a microwave but be cautious as it can make the rice a bit mushy.
While this dish is best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze leftovers. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

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