Chicken and rice hotpot

(52 ratings)
Chicken and rice hotpot
Chicken and rice hotpot
  • Serves: 2

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    (may need 5 mins extra)
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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe You don't need many ingredients to make this tasty chicken and rice casserole. Plus it's cheap, quick and dead easy!


  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
  • 4 chicken drumsticks or thighs (or two of each)
  • 175g (6oz) long-grain rice
  • 600ml (1 pint) chicken stock
  • 250g (8oz) carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Woman's Weekly cookery editor Sue McMahon says they used a pack of 4 chicken drumsticks and 4 thighs and doubled the ingredients. The chicken was only £3.35 for all of it, so it's an economical meal


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion. Fry it gently for 3 mins, then add the chicken drumsticks or thighs, and fry them until lightly browned on all sides.
  2. Add the rice and cook for 1 min, stirring continuously. Stir in the chicken stock, carrots, bay leaf and salt and pepper.
  3. Simmer the mixture gently for 35-40 mins, or until the chicken is tender. Serve with a mixed salad, if liked. (Not suitable for freezing).
The Woman's Weekly team share their mums' favourite recipes. Assistant home editor, Emily says:'My mother, Jacqui, found this recipe useful, as my brother and Iwouldn't eat traditional casseroles. But we both loved chicken andrice, so it was a healthy compromise. It's quick and easy to make, andhas always been one of my favourite meals. Mum sometimes adds mushroomsand peas to make it more substantial.'

Note: Calorie and fat values are for the maximum number of servings stated.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
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  • Calories 705(kcal)
  • Fat 21.0g
  • Saturates 3.5g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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