Boiled Chicken and Rice Recipe

Chicken and rice in two white bowls with a fork in one of the bowls. Both bowls are on a white counter and one bowl is resting on a white kitchen towel.

5 from 6 reviews

This boiled chicken and rice recipe is the ultimate easy, healthy meal. With a handful of basic ingredients, you can serve up a family-sized portion of homemade chicken broth, shredded chicken, perfectly cooked rice, and tender veggies. The whole process is so simple, and yet the results are wonderfully comforting and delicious!



½ chicken, cut into big pieces, without the skin

 1 stalk celery, rough chopped

 1/2 large sweet onion, diced

 1 teaspoon pepper, divided

 1 teaspoon salt, divided

 1/2 teaspoon oregano

 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh parsley, divided

 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice


  1. Add water (enough to cover the chicken), chicken, celery, onion, pepper, salt, oregano, and parsley to a large pot. Bring it to a boil over high heat. Then cover and reduce to a simmer for at least 1 hour.
  2. Once the simmering is complete, remove the chicken from the pot. Once it cools enough to handle, debone it (let the broth continue to simmer and reduce while doing this).
  3. Remove all broth from the pot (or use another pot) and put approximately 3 cups of broth back into the pot along with the rice. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Once the rice is ready, add the chicken back to the pot with parsley and mix to combine.
  5. Serve and enjoy.


Keywords: chicken and rice, chicken and rice recipe, easy chicken and rice recipe, best chicken and rice, chicken and rice recipe easy, boiled chicken and rice, boiled chicken and rice recipe, boiled chicken and rice recipe in one pot