One-Pot Chicken Dinner

Prep 5 min


Cook 35 min


Ready in 40 min

One pot, two ways! Choose either the rice or potato variation for a complete meal.


  • 1   whole chicken (3½–4 lbs/1.6–1.8 kg)
  •  Canola oil for spritzing
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) Bell Pepper Herb Rub
Herbed Rice Variation Garlic Mashed Potato Variation
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups (500 mL) chicken stock or broth
  • 1 cup (250 mL) uncooked converted white rice
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
    1 tbsp (15 mL) Bell Pepper Herb Rub
  • 2 lbs (1 kg) "B" size unpeeled Yukon gold potatoes
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) pepper


  1. Remove and discard the giblets and neck from the chicken cavity, and trim the excess fat from the chicken if necessary.

  2. Lightly spray or brush the chicken with the oil. Completely coat the outside of the chicken with the remaining rub. Place the chicken, breast side up, into the Rockcrok® Dutch oven.

  3. Prepare Herbed Rice or Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

    For Herbed Rice:

    Place carrots, onion, rice, stock, garlic and 1 tbsp (15 mL) rub in Dutch Oven; mix well. Then place the chicken, breast-side up, into Dutch Oven.

    For Garlic Mashed Potatoes:

    Place chicken, breast side up, into the Dutch Oven. Arrange potatoes and garlic around chicken

  4. Microwave, covered, until the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C) and juices run clear, 25–30 minutes. Remove the Dutch oven from the microwave. Let stand 10 minutes (temperature will rise to 170°F/77°C). Remove the chicken and carve.

  5. For Herbed Rice, stir before serving with chicken. For Garlic Mashed Potatoes, add salt and pepper; mash the potatoes. Serve with chicken.


  • 4-6  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. Nutrients per serving (One-Pot Chicken with Herbed Rice): Calories 500, Total Fat 22 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 125 mg, Sodium 680 mg, Carbohydrate 30 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 44 g

U.S. Nutrients per serving (One-Pot Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes): Calories 490, Total Fat 22 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 125 mg, Sodium 760 mg, Carbohydrate 28 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 41 g

Cook's Tips:

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Variation: The potatoes fit closely around the chicken. No need to add extra liquid; the drippings are enough to cook the potatoes! (See Step 3)

A whole chicken works best in this recipe (rather than chicken pieces) because it will be more tender and juicy. And, the drippings from the whole chicken are used to season the rice or potatoes!

Related Products

Related Recipes