One Pan Creamy Chicken and Rice

The easiest risotto style one pan dish that is velvety smooth, protein and flavor packed.

One Pan Creamy + Spicy Chicken + Rice🔥 easy recipe is on my site: HungryHappens.Net (link in my profile)

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Please make this. It is beyond yummy and comforting. This gooey delicious all in one dinner is garlicky delicious. It comes out exactly like risotto without all of the work of stirring and pouring, pouring and stirring.

If you are making this for small children, you can leave out the jalapeños and maybe add in some corn, mushrooms, bell pepper or peas. That’s the beauty of this dish, it works with any vegetable.

one pan creamy chicken and rice

One Pan Creamy Chicken and Rice

5 from 5 votes
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts
  • garlic powder, onion powder, salt
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 jalapeños, fine chop
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 3.5 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsp Italian seasonings
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Cube up your chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces. Season with salt, garlic powder and onion powder to taste.
  • In a large deep skillet, heat your olive oil. Toss in the chicken pieces and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Melt your butter in the pan and throw in the onion and jalapeños. Sauté for a minute or two. Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add the rice in and stir for one minute. Mix in the chicken broth, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer and then cover and cook for 17 -20 minutes – or until rice is done.
  • Lastly, stir in the heavy cream and parmesan cheese until creamy.


Feel free to add in other vegetables when sauteeing the onion and jalapeños. I love this with some mushrooms, bell pepper, peas or asparagus. 


Calories: 610kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 980mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 639IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 2mg
Author: Stella