One Pan Greek Chicken and Lemon Rice

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Introducing your new favorite weekday dinner: One Pan Greek Chicken and Lemon Rice! The best part? It’s super easy to make and bursting with flavor because the chicken juices blend perfectly with the lemony rice.

On busy days, we all crave a quick and delicious dinner, right? Well, this recipe has got you covered. With just a few pantry staples, you can whip up a restaurant-quality meal in minutes. And the best part? It only dirties one pan, so cleanup is a breeze. Say goodbye to piles of dishes in the sink!

When it comes to weeknight dinners, nothing beats a one-pan meal. It’s quick, simple, and means less cleanup – a win-win situation! And after a hectic day, the last thing you want is a sink full of dishes staring back at you. Trust me, I’ve been there!

This Greek Chicken and Lemon Rice is cooked in one big pan, and let me tell you, it’s better than anything you’ll find in a restaurant. Need proof? Just check out the rave reviews for my Greek Chicken Marinade, which inspired this recipe!

Another perk of this one-pan wonder? As the chicken and rice cook together, the rice absorbs all those delicious chicken juices, resulting in tender, flavorful perfection. Can you imagine anything more mouthwatering? Serve it alongside a simple Greek salad, and voilà – you’ve got a better-than-takeout dinner in no time!

One Pan Greek Chicken and Lemon Rice

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 5 chicken thighs breasts, or drumsticks (skin-on)
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Season the chicken with oregano, paprika, salt, pepper, and lemon zest.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet and cook the chicken until crispy on both sides.
  • Remove the chicken and set aside.
  • Sauté onion and garlic in the skillet.
  • Add rice, broth, lemon juice, oregano, parsley, salt, and pepper to the skillet.
  • Simmer, then place the chicken on top.
  • Cover and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and serve immediately. Enjoy your delicious meal!

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