One Pot Chicken Thigh, Broccoli, Brown Rice and Turmeric Dish
March 11, 2019
I realize there’s a lot not to love in that title if you’re new to turmeric or brown rice leaves you flat, or you just hate cooking it. My advice is jump on in – I think you’re going to really love this.
When boneless, skinless chicken thighs go BOGO at the local market, I find myself a bit short on recipes, and I am not about making the same thing over and over again (except tacos – because tacos). This dish is a nice addition to the arsenal. The turmeric is good for you and adds a new flavor element to the humdrum.
Single folks and duos will have leftovers – which are delicious warm or cold and totally not boring. Dig in!
One Pot Chicken Thighs, Broccoli, Brown Rice and Turmeric Dish!
1.5 – 2lbsboneless skinless chicken thighstrimmed and cut into bite size pieces
1 1/2cupsbrown ricerinsed
2TBSPextra virgin olive oil
2cupsbroccoli floretschopped into bite size pieces
3/4tspfresh ground black pepperdivided
minced fresh dilloptional
In a large skillet with a lid, heat olive oil on medium.
Add chicken. Let cook undisturbed for 2 minutes, then turn to brown other sides – total of about 4 minutes.
Add onion and cook for 2 minutes, stirring.
Add garlic, turmeric, cumin, salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
Push ingredients to the side and add rice. Cook for 2 minutes.
Stir back together and pour in 3 cups of water. Stir and bring to boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 40-42 minutes.
Remove lid. Rice will not be done. If there is no more water add the additional 1/2 cup. Quickly add broccoli to the top. Push in with wooden spoon and get the lid back on quickly.
Cook another 8 minutes and remove from heat. Make sure rice is done (not crunchy or too much chew). If not, cook until done.
Let sit covered for a few more minutes. Then fluff and serve. Stir in fresh dill if using (compliments the dish wonderfully!) Crack some more fresh pepper on there if desired – it helps your body absorb the benefits of the turmeric!
If you prefer your dishes more subtle – lessen the cumin, turmeric and black pepper by 1/4 teaspoon.
Keyword boneless skinless, broccoli, brown rice, chicken thighs, easy, one pot, turmeric