A late of chicken thighs, brown rice, broccoli and turmeric.
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One Pot Chicken Thigh, Broccoli, Brown Rice and Turmeric Dish

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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!

Kenny MacKenzie
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 2 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 – 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs trimmed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice rinsed
  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets chopped into bite size pieces
  • 3 1/2 cups water divided
  • 3/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper divided
  • minced fresh dill optional

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Notes

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
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