One-Pot Cheesy Chicken & Rice

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10 Minutes Prep
1 Hour 10 Minutes Total

Bubbly browned cheese sits atop perfectly seasoned chicken & rice. This the next level of comfort food.

Ingredient List
  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 1 lime Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 1 onion, chopped Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped Small check mark in a circle icon
  • ½ cup white wine Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 3 packed cups baby spinach Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 2 cups chicken broth Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 1 cup long-grain rice Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 1 15-oz. can navy beans, drained Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 1 14.5-oz. can Muir Glen Organic Diced Tomatoes Small check mark in a circle icon
  • ½ cup Mexican crema Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 2 teaspoons paprika Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 1 10-oz. Oaxaca cheese Small check mark in a circle icon
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley Small check mark in a circle icon
Preparation
  1. Generously season both sides of the chicken thighs with salt and pepper and squeeze the juice of 1 lime over the chicken.
  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large, oven-safe pan with a lid.
  3. Add chicken thighs and brown on both sides, about 8-10 minutes (they won't be cooked all the way through). Remove to a plate.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and cook until starting to brown, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add wine and scrape up any browned bits that have stuck to the bottom.
  6. Add spinach, broth, rice, beans, tomatoes, crema, and paprika. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
  7. Place chicken pieces on top and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  8. Heat broiler to high. Remove chicken and rice from the heat and remove lid.
  9. Arrange the Oaxaca cheese on top of the chicken and rice, trying to cover as much of the dish as possible.
  10. Broil until cheese is melted and browned in spots, about 4 minutes.
  11. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.