Try this simple one-pot dish for your weekday dinner.
Serves 4
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Nothing beats feeding a big family with a warming and tasty one-pot. This dish features tomatoes, zucchini, chicken and other components of a comforting meal.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 250 g chicken thigh fillets, sliced
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 x 400 g cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • Chopped oregano, to serve

In a large saucepan, heat oil on high. Saute onion 2-3 mins until tender. Add chicken and cook, stirring, 2-3 mins until well browned.


Stir rice, tomatoes, water, zucchini and herbs through. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, 15-20 mins, until rice is tender.


Set pan aside, covered, 5 mins. Fluff with a fork. Stir parsley through. Serve with salad and crusty bread.

TIP It’s important to remove hard woody herbs (such as bay leaves) before serving.


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