One-Skillet Chicken in Ginger Rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2

One-Skillet Chicken in Ginger Rice



  • Start By heating a large stovetop pan with a lid to medium heat. While the pan is heating season the chicken thighs with pepper, garlic, and cumin. Once the pan is hot add the oil to the pan, then immediately add the chicken to the pan. Cook the chicken on medium heat for 4 minutes on one side, then flip and cook on the other side for 3 minutes.
  • Now remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside. It may not be done completely, but that is ok, we are going to cook it more later. This cook was more to brown the chicken thighs.
  • Now add your ¼ cup water to the same pan the chicken was just cooked in. Us that water to scrap any stuck-on chicken juice off the bottom of the pan to add a little flavor to the water.
  • Now add your diced garlic, ginger, shallots, and carrots to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat, stirring often to prevent burning.
  • After 5 minutes add your mushrooms, rice, and 1½ cups water, chicken base, and soy sauce to the pan. Stir everything together then arrange your chicken thighs on top of the rice. Then cover with a lid, reduce the heat so the water is simmering, and cook for 20-25 minutes until the rice has absorbed the water and is cooked completely.
  • After about 15 minutes of the rice cooking, add your scallions to the pan, mixing in with the rice. You don't want to add them too soon or they will be complete mush.
  • Once the rice is finished cooking, season everything with the remaining cumin and pepper. Serve and enjoy!
One-Skillet Chicken in Ginger Rice


Nutrition Facts
One-Skillet Chicken in Ginger Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 113
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.5g19%
Saturated Fat 2.6g16%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.6g
Cholesterol 166.3mg55%
Sodium 934.5mg41%
Potassium 989.5mg28%
Carbohydrates 33.4g11%
Fiber 6.1g25%
Sugar 6.1g7%
Protein 45.2g90%
Vitamin A 174.3IU3%
Vitamin C 13.1mg16%
Calcium 18.8mg2%
Iron 21mg117%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This One-Skillet Chicken in Ginger Rice is not only easy to make but tastes incredible! Sure it might take a little bit longer than most of my recipes, but good rice takes time! The good news is, even though it takes a little longer, the actual time spent working is only about 15 minutes. The rest of the time you can be multitasking doing other things!

Macro Adjustments:

Below outlines the items in each macro group that are easily adjustable to meet your specific macros.


The fat in this recipe comes from the chicken thighs and oil. If you are looking to decrease the fat you could switch out the chicken thighs for chicken breast, this would cut the fat in almost half. If you need to decrease the fat even more you could cook with half the amount of oil.


Adjust the amount of rice to adjust the number of carbs. However, when making adjustments to the amount of rice, you will also want to adjust the water ratio. 3 parts water to every 1 part rice.


Chicken thighs are a great source of protein and easily adjusted. However, adjusting the amount of thighs will also impact your fat macro, so you will want to keep an eye on that.

Meal Prep:

Yes, this is a great meal prep recipe and will last in your fridge for about 6 days. For reheating I always recommend on the stove. However, a microwave works just fine.

Freezer Friendly:

Yes, unlike most rice recipes this dish is freezer friendly. This is because there is enough sauce in this dish to allow it to be frozen. When re-heating you may want to add just a little bit more water to increase the moisture.

One-Skillet Chicken in Ginger Rice

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