a simple one-pan recipe for two

One-pot chicken pesto rice

A simple one pot dish for two.
Course Main
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Author Jacqueline Bellefontaine


  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 175 g brown rice
  • 600 ml chicken stock
  • 75 g broccoli florets
  • 125 g cauliflower florets
  • 3 –4 tbsp pesto
  • 100 g frozen peas
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan and gently sauté the onion until softened. Increase the heat slightly and add the chicken. Cook for a few minutes to colour the skin turning them once or twice.
  • Add the rice, then pour in the stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Stir in the pesto and add the broccoli and cauliflower. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the peas, cover, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until the rice is tender and the stock has been absorbed.
  • Season to taste and serve.