Chicken and yellow rice

Chicken and yellow rice

This recipe for chicken and yellow rice has tons of flavors with fluffy basmati rice. Make it with whatever chicken you have for an easy one pot meal.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 2 tbsp olive oil separated
  • 2 tbsp olive oil separated
  • 1 lbs chicken tenders about 6 pieces
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ½ cups basmati rice
  • 1 ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 ¾ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup boiling water


  • Sprinkle some salt and black pepper to season chicken on both sides.
    salt & pepper, 1 lbs chicken tenders
  • In a pot over medium-high heat, pour two tablespoons of olive oil and heat.
    2 tbsp olive oil
  • Add chicken tenders and lightly brown on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  • n the same pot add remaining oil sauté onions for 2 minutes.
    2 tbsp olive oil, 1 onion
  • Add garlic and sauté for another 30 seconds.
    2 cloves garlic
  • Turn heat off and remove the pot from heat.
  • Preheat your oven to 350℉
  • If your pot can go to the oven continue with the recipe in the pot otherwise empty pot into a baking dish.
  • Add rice, turmeric, paprika, mix well.
    1 ½ cups basmati rice, 1 ½ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp paprika
  • Mix in frozen peas and return chicken to the pot.
    1 cup frozen peas
  • Pour in chicken broth and boiling water. With a spoon try to mix everything so the chicken is covered with the cooking liquids.
    1 ¾ cups chicken broth, 1 cup boiling water
  • Cover and bake in the middle rack of your oven for 30-40 minutes.
  • Let it rest for 10 minutes then fluff with a rubber spatula.
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