One Skillet Mediterranean-Inspired Chicken & Rice

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 632
Protein 32g
Fat 30g
Carbs 61g
Total Time 35 minutes


Mediterranean Chicken And Rice Recipe


chicken and rice mediterranean

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 1 1/2 lb chicken thighs (roughly 6-8 small thighs), fat trimmed (SUBSTITUTE: chicken breast)
    • 2 teaspoons oregano
    • 2 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon sage
    • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice, long grained
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 16oz (~453g) frozen cauliflower rice
  • 1 (red) bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 cup (~53g) Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  1. Set a skillet on medium heat and olive oil.
  2. Season chicken thighs.  Once the skillet is hot, toss in the chicken (thigh side down) to get a deep sear on one side, about 3 minutes.  Once the side is seared, remove the chicken from the skillet.
  3. Add garlic and onions to the skillet and caramelize until onions turn brown and translucent, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add uncooked rice and stir, making sure each piece of grain is covered in oil.  Add in the chicken stock and water and bring to a light simmer.  Add lemon zest.
  5. Nestle the chicken thighs back in the pot. Cover and cook until all the liquid has been absorbed, about 25 – 30 minutes.
  6. Prep the steamed cauliflower rice according to the instructions given.  Set aside.
  7. Once the rice cooked to your liking, remove the chicken thighs, then fold in the steamed cauliflower rice, bell pepper, parsley, olives and sea salt & pepper to taste.  Add the chicken thighs back on top and enjoy!

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