One Pot Chicken & Rice Pilaf

  • 15 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 25 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 6


  • 351


  • 20g


  • 18g


  • 25g




  • 1½ Cups Wild Rice
  • 3 Cups Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 Lemon, washed and juiced
  • 2 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Carrot, washed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Cup Baby Bella Mushrooms, washed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 lbs Chicken Thighs
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Thyme, washed
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Sage, washed and chopped
  • 4 Shallots, peeled and halved
  • 1 Sprig Fresh Rosemary, washed
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Add Ingredients To the Instant Pot® or slow cooker, add the wild rice, chicken broth, lemon juice, oregano, carrots, mushrooms, salt, and pepper.

  • 3.

    Heat Oil on Skillet Heat 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  • 4.

    Add Chicken & Shallots to Skillet Rub chicken with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, thyme, and sage. Once the oil in the pan has begun to sizzle, add the chicken. Sear until the bottom is golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Add shallots to the pan. Flip chicken to sear the other side, about 4-5 minutes.

  • 5.

    Combine All Ingredients Remove chicken, herbs, shallots, and juices from the pan and place into the Instant Pot® or slow cooker. Cover with the lid.

    For the Instant Pot®, manually set cooking time for 25 minutes on the high-pressure setting.

    For the slow cooker, cook on low for 5-6 hours.

  • 6.

    Fluff & Serve Remove lid and fluff with a fork.

  • 7.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from halfbakedharvest.com

Nourishment Notes


Chicken is a high-quality protein source, with every ounce having about 9 grams of protein! This is important because protein needs may be higher when undergoing cancer treatment.


Mushrooms contain B vitamins which may help increase energy levels when tired. They are also rich in glutathione, a substance that may help protect cells from inflammation.

Wild Rice

Wild rice is a complete protein to help your body build new and healthy cells. It’s also a whole grain, helpful for lowering inflammation, and full of antioxidants, key to overall health.

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  • Baby Carrots

    Purchase baby carrots instead of cutting full-sized carrots.

  • Mushrooms

    Purchase pre-chopped mushrooms.

  • Herb Stripper

    Use an herb stripper to remove herbs from stem for shorter preparation time.

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