Easy Skillet Chicken and Rice Dinner for under $5.00

on July 10, 2012

This dinner took about 50 minutes to make, but most of that time involved me doing nothing.  It also probably cost me under $5.0o total to make. The chicken comes out super moist and the best thing about this recipe all you have to wash is the skillet and a cutting board!!!

Chicken Skillet Dinner (for 2):


  • 2 Chicken Thighs
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup cooked corn
  • 1 cup salsa (I used peach and mango salsa from costco mmmm)
  • 1 small red pepper
  • flour
  • salt and peper
  • olive oil

To Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Coat the chicken with flour and a little salt and pepper.  Place in cast iron skillet with a little olive oil and brown on both sides.  Remove from skillet and set aside
  3. Put brown rice and chopped red pepper into the hot pan and lightly toast.
  4. Add chicken stock to skillet and bring to boil.
  5. Place chicken on top of rice and put in oven for 45 minutes
  6. After 45 minutes, top the chicken and mix corn into rice. (You may need to add a little water to rice if all the stock has been absorbed)
  7. Return to oven for about 5 minutes.  Taste rice to be sure it is cooked- when it is cooked remove skillet from oven and serve.

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