When you are your own dishwasher, every dirty plate, skillet and kitchen utensil can set you off (at least that’s my experience).  There are times when I feel that I spend more energy and minutes rinsing, soaping, rinsing and drying than I do cooking.  For those times, there is a miracle solution – one pot meal wonders.  And this is exactly it!  One pot Chicken & Rice with Green Olives and Tomatoes.

Chicken and Rice With Green Olives and Tomatoes


2 teaspoons oil
1 medium sweet onion, peeled and diced
1 poblano pepper, seeded and diced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 chicken breast, skinless and boneless, diced
1 cup Jasmine rice
2 cups liquid (chicken stock, vegetable broth, or water), at hot temperature
2 tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup green olives, sliced
Salt and Pepper to taste


1.  Heat oil in a large fryer pan, or a wide pot over medium heat.  Add onion, pepper, and garlic.  Saute for 5-7 minutes.

2.  Add chicken and continue to cook until the chicken is evenly browned.

3.  Add rice and cook for a few more minutes to coat the rice in oil

4.  Add liquid to the chicken and rice, bring to a boil.  Lower the heat, cover the pot with a lid and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the liquid has completely evaporated and the rice is tender.

5.  Fluff the rice and chicken with a fork, and stir in tomatoes and olives.

6.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Now you eat!  When finished, all you have to do is wash one pan, a cutting board, a knife and a mixing spoon.  How easy is that?

If you have your own favorite version of one pot meal wonder, please share.

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