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One-Pot Creamy Garlic Chicken & Rice

One-Pot Creamy Garlic Chicken & Rice
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert3 years ago
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The days of dry, flavourless chicken & rice meal prep are well and truly over.

We just don’t think it’s acceptable to sacrifice taste for good macros, when you can easily have both with a simple recipe like this. The goal is to enjoy your meals, right?

Providing over 45g of protein per serving, this is an absolute winner for helping you to hit your daily intake goals. Plus, it’s deliciously creamy and packed with some great greens to give you a boost of vitamins & minerals too. Such a solid choice for quick & convenient bulk cooking that will have you sorted for the week ahead.

Serves 4


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 500g chicken breast (cubed)
  • 300g brown rice
  • 2 tbsp. mixed herbs
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt & pepper
  • 750ml chicken stock
  • 200g green beans
  • 200g low-fat Greek yoghurt
  • 250g spinach
  • Fresh parsley to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and then add the chicken pieces. Cook for a few minutes until the chicken is no longer pink all the way through.
  2. Add the brown rice (uncooked), mixed herbs, garlic cloves, and lemon zest, stirring well to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Next, carefully pour in the chicken stock, mix well, and then cover with the lid. Leave to simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the green beans to the pan, cover again, and simmer again for 10 minutes.
  5. Now stir through the yoghurt and add the spinach. Cook for a few minutes until the spinach has wilted, then serve up with a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

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Nutritional info per serving:

Total Fat7g
Total Carbohydrates32g
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert
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Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.