One Pot Chicken and Rice Dinner

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I have been sick with the flu and I have been craving this meal so much!   It’s so yummy and delicious.  I think it’s actually better the second day when I’m eating the leftovers for lunch.  I like to make whole chickens a lot because I love the left overs.  When I have time I make chicken broth (here’s my recipe) and I usually use the chicken for a recipe the next night for another recipe.  It’s only one dish so there’s not a lot to clean up, especially when I’m still feeling yucky!

I love one pot meals and this is one of the best! It's so easy and flavorful, perfect for Sunday night dinner.

One Pot Chicken and Rice Dinner


  • One whole chicken
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup.  I make my own (when I’m feeling up to it).  Here’s the recipe!
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 1/2 cups rice (This can be adjusted to the serving size you need.)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop celery and carrots into bite sized pieces.
  2. Add soup, rice, carrots, celery, 1 cup water, salt and pepper to a large covered roasting pan.  Stir until well combined.
  3. Place whole chicken on top, breast side up.  Add any organs that came with he chicken to the rice.  I usually just put those on the side.
  4. Cook covered for 1- 1 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature is 165F.  I can usually tell it’s done because the chicken is falling apart! 🙂

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