Chicken and Rice

// Chicken and Rice

Prep Time

12 mins

Cook Time

24 mins

Free Time

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All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

American, Meat, One Dish Meals, Rice & Grains, Chicken Drumsticks/Thighs, Gluten-free, group__ Getting Started with Anyday, Deep Dish, Tomato Sauce, White Rice Meat, One Dish Meals, Rice & Grains

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Large Deep Dish

Perfect for big batches of rice, one-pot meals, veggies, mashed potatoes, soups, and more.

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Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Large Deep Dish


  • ½ cup (60g) onion, diced small
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup (30g) red bell pepper, diced small
  • 1 cup (190g) long-grain white rice
  • ½ cup (120g) marinara sauce
  • cups (360ml) water
  • cup (40g) peas, frozen or fresh
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste


  1. Add all ingredients except the chicken into the Anyday dish and mix to combine. Season the drumsticks with salt and pepper and arrange over the rice. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 24 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is fully hydrated.
  3. Let the dish cool for 2 minutes with the lid still on. Serve and enjoy!

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Not feeling marinara tonight? Substitute salsa, curry, or any other tomato-based sauce of your liking.
  • You can also try swapping peas for any veggie (we like lima or green beans) and chicken thighs instead of drumsticks.
  • Use chicken breast cut into quarters of a boneless alternative.

Recipe notes

  • Poke the chicken thighs with a fork over the surface to reduce loud popping sounds as it cooks.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.