Does Your Child Love Chicken and Rice But Won’t Eat Their Veggies? Try This

July 19, 2019
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Hidden Veggie Chicken and Rice

A delicious chicken and rice dinner with shredded zucchinis for the whole family.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, kids, rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5
Author Abba Lee


Chicken Seasoning

  • 5 chicken thighs
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 1/4 tspn pepper
  • 1/2 tspn garlic powder
  • 1/2 tspn paprika
  • 1/2 tspn dried basil
  • 1/2 tspn dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Main Recipe

  • 2 zucchinis grated
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 tspn garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth


  1. In a bowl, combine the chicken thighs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, dried basil, and oregano. Make sure the chicken is coated evenly well with all the ingredients.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large pan on medium-high heat and cook chicken till browned on both sides. Remove chicken from pan leaving the grease in the pan with the heat on.

  3. Add the zucchinis, rice, garlic powder, chicken broth, and salt & pepper for taste to the pan. Stir and bring to a simmer.

  4. Add the chicken back on top of the rice and close the lid. Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.


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