One-Pot Coconut Chicken Vegetable Rice: Easy 30-Minute Meal.

One-pot Coconut Chicken Vegetable Rice

In 30 minutes or less, you and your family will enjoy a flavorful Caribbean-inspired one-pot coconut chicken vegetable rice dish.  This quick and easy 30-minute meal features juicy chicken breast, and fluffy rice cooked in one pot with assorted herbs, spices, and rich and creamy coconut milk. This recipe is perfect for lunch, dinner, and even date night. 

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One-Pot Chicken Coconut Vegetable Rice

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One-pot Coconut Chicken Vegetable Rice

Easy One-Pot Coconut Chicken Vegetable Rice: 30-Minute Meal

Kevin Foodie
Whether cooking for family, hosting friends, or simply seeking a cozy yet nutritious dinner or lunch, this one-pot dish will quickly become a staple in your culinary cache. Chicken breast browned to perfection and cooked in a fragrant and flavorful blend of herbs, spices, vegetables, and coconut milk is the perfect one-pot meal to knock you oof your feet. Enjoy!
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, One-Pot Meal
Cuisine American, Caribbean
Servings 5 People


  • Sauce Pan
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife



  • lb. Chicken Breast, cubed
  • 2 tbsp Complete Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Mild or Hot Jerk Seasoning


  • cups Frozen Tri-Color Sweet Peppers
  • 2 cups Fresh Spinach, chopped
  • 12 oz. Frozen Carrot and Peas, defrosted
  • 1 medium Green Scotch Bonnet Pepper


  • cups Parboil Rice
  • 1 can Coconut Milk
  • cups Hot Water
  • 2 tsp. Pimento Seeds
  • 1 tsp. Dried Thyme Leaves
  • 1 packet Sazon Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Smoked Hickory BBQ Sauce
  • ¼ cup Olive or Vegetable Oil


Let's Season Chicken Breast

  • Cut the chicken breast into about 2-inch chunks. After rinsing the cubed chicken breast in vinegar or lemon water, drain and place in a mixing bowl.
    Season with jerk seasoning, complete seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly with a spoon or by hand until entirely coated. Store in the refrigerator overnight.

Time To Brown Chicken Breast

  • In a deep cast-iron pan, heat the oil for about 2 minutes. Brown the chicken breast cubes on all sides for 1 to 2 minutes.
    You can use any pot, but the Cast Iron Dutch Oven Pot distributes heat evenly and cooks more quickly.
  • You may use your favorite BBQ sauce, but I love the sweet flavorful note the hickory flavor adds to this dish.
    Add the Hickory BBQ sauce, defrosted carrot/sweet peas, sweet pepper, and chopped spinach. Mix well using a wooden spoon and cook for about 2 minutes over medium heat.
    Combine the parboiled rice with the chicken mixture with a spoon until the rice becomes translucent.
  • Pour the can of coconut milk, sazon seasoning, thyme leaves, pimento seeds, and scotch bonnet.
    Mix thoroughly and simmer in a covered pan over medium heat for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until all of the water has evaporated.
  • Remove the lid and use a spoon to fluff up the coconut chicken vegetable rice. Serve warm to approximately 5 persons.


Keyword Chicken Dinner Ideas, Chicken Dish, Chicken Recipe, One-Pot Dish, Rice Dish

One-Pot Coconut Chicken Vegetable Rice

One-pot Coconut Chicken Vegetable Rice

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30 thoughts on “One-Pot Coconut Chicken Vegetable Rice: Easy 30-Minute Meal.”

  1. This recipe looks really tasty! I can’t recommend this recipe enough. It’s a total showstopper, and I guarantee it will have everyone asking for seconds!

  2. 5 stars
    This coconut chicken vegetable rice recipe looks incredibly tasty and is a guaranteed showstopper that will have everyone asking for seconds—thank you for sharing!

  3. It looks delicious and is definitely my flavor profile. Don’t be surprised when you see my “copycat” version. I will definitely be making this dish.

  4. 5 stars
    I have no idea what a Green Scotch Bonnet Pepper is… but darn it looks all tasty in those photos of yours! 😀 Is it quite strong? One pot meals are my fav ones! And this looks absolutely delicious, as always. Will have to try.

    1. Thanks for visiting Carolyn. Scotch Bonnet peppers are very hot and spicy; use with precaution. I love the flavor they add to dishes, so I cook with them often. Moreover, they are use often in Jamaican cooking.

  5. 5 stars
    Only 30 minutes for such a delicious meal sounds too good to be true!! Plus, coconut and chicken go so well together that I can’t wait to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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