Easy Skillet Tomato Chicken & Rice Recipe

Easy Skillet Tomato Chicken & Rice Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image Credit: Cafe Delites via YouTube


Here’s an easy-to-make chicken dinner for you to try tonight! Share this delicious meal with your family as well and they’ll surely love it! Thanks to Cafe Delites on YouTube for this wonderful idea. Hope you love this skillet chicken recipe as much as I did. Enjoy!



  • 6 chicken thighs, skin on and bone-in
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomato strips in oil, chopped
  • 1 1/3 cup uncooked long-grain rice, rinsed
  • 14.5-ounce tin crushed tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1¾ cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped basil and more for garnish


Step 1

Place a large and deep oven-proof cast-iron skillet or pan on a stove over medium-high heat, then heat up some oil before adding the chicken with its skin side down. Cook them for about 3 minutes for a nice sear. Make sure to turn each piece of chicken so that both sides are cooked evenly, then remove them from the pan, and transfer them to a plate. Using the same pan, add the garlic and fry for about 30 seconds or until it becomes fragrant. Then, add the onion and red peppers, and saute them for about 3 minutes or until translucent. Add sun-dried tomatoes, rice, crushed tomatoes, and chicken broth, then give them a good stir.

Easy Skillet Tomato Chicken & Rice Recipe
Image Credit: Cafe Delites via YouTube


Step 2

Season them with salt, pepper, and dried basil, then bring them to a simmer. Put the pieces of chicken back into the pan, on top of the rice and with its skin side up, then let it boil. Rotate chicken in the tomato sauce until well coated, then cover the pan with a sheet of aluminum foil. Pop it in a preheated oven at 400°F and let it bake for about 40 minutes or until the rice and chicken are cooked through. Add more water for the rice if needed. Remove the foil then broil over medium heat for an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until the chicken is crispy and golden brown. Season with salt to taste, then garnish with freshly chopped basil. Serve and enjoy!

How To Make Skillet Tomato Chicken & Rice
Image Credit: Cafe Delites via YouTube


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Easy Skillet Tomato Chicken & Rice Recipe

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