Who doesn’t love one-pot recipes? Any recipe that by design leaves me with less dishes to wash is a appreciated by me! I came across this One-Pot Chicken & Dirty Rice recipe and it looked so good, I had to try it! I followed the recipe in terms of directions so click on the link above for the exact recipe and steps, but I did a few substitutions so keep reading this post for photos and what I subbed!
First, you need to make the marinade for the chicken. The marinade consists of salt, garlic powder, paprika, pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and olive oil. It also calls for dried minced onion and I substituted that for onion powder. Add enough olive oil in to make a paste and then rub it on the chicken. I also cut back on the amount of salt that was called for.
The recipe uses bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. I wanted the skin, but didn’t want to bone so I deboned the chicken thighs before cooking. After rubbing the marinade on to the chicken thighs I set those aside for a few minutes and cut up the onion, celery, and green pepper. I substituted the jalapeno for a green bell pepper because my mom doesn’t like spicy food. I also cut up a smoked sausage which I subbed for the andouille because I couldn’t find andouille.
Next, is where the one-pot comes in. I added oil to a dutch oven and started to brown the sausage. When that was done, I removed the sausage and added in the chicken thighs to sear them. Then, I removed the chicken thighs and added in the onion, celery, and green pepper to the dutch oven to sauté.
After those begin to soften, I added the spices (cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper) and then uncooked rice and chicken stock.
Add the sausage and chicken thighs back in, placing them in gently. Bring back to a simmer, cover, and put in the oven to bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Then, uncover and continue baking for another 10-15 minutes.
I love rice dishes and this one is so flavorful from being cooked with the chicken, sausage, and spices. And like I said, who doesn’t love a one-pot dish?! Visit the link at the top of the post for the recipe I adapted this from so you can make it too!