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Baked Chicken and Golden Rice with sliced onions on a white bowl
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Chicken and Golden Rice For One

Chicken and rice recipe for one! A flavorful dish made with chicken, onions and turmeric infused rice. Use a rotisserie chicken to make this dish in minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
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Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 554kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 cup white rice
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 small onion , thinly sliced
  • 4 leaves basil , torn
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce , optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce , or use more if you like it very spicy (optional)


  • Heat the oil on medium heat in a small saucepan. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add the turmeric and uncooked rice and cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  • Add the broth, salt, and pepper to the pan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
  • Place the cooked chicken, sliced onions and basil in a bowl and mix in the lemon juice.
  • Spoon in the rice.
  • To make a dipping sauce, combine the soy sauce and the hot sauce in a small bowl and serve on the side.


This recipe can easily be doubled.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 1893mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 4.9mg