Food, Recipe

Here’s What To Cook For Mom This Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day tomorrow and what better way to celebrate than to make her some nice brunch or dinner. For this special day we picked out thechunkychef’s One Pot Chicken and Dirty Rice recipe.


This dish not only looks delish it really tastes like heaven! The flavors are impeccable, and if you don’t know it yet, rice and chicken actually goes very well together. No doubt your mom will truly enjoy it. Lucky enough for you, it’s easy to make.



  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Tbsp enough olive oil to make a paste about 1

Rest of dish

  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 link of andouille sausagesliced into 1/4″ slices
  • 4 bone-in skin on chicken thighs
  • 1 medium yellow oniondiced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup DRY long-grain rice
  • 2 1/4 cup chicken stock or broth
  • Sliced green onions for garnish
  • Minced fresh parsley for garnish


Step 1

Combine all marinade ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add chicken thighs and turn to coat. Set aside.

Step 2

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 3

Add drizzle of olive oil to dutch oven and heat over MED-HIGH heat. Brown andouille sausage on both sides, then transfer sausage to a plate.

Step 4

Add chicken thighs, skin side down, and sear for 2-3 minutes per side, to develop a nice crispy skin

Step 5

Transfer chicken to plate with the sausage, and use a paper towel to wipe out any black bits from the pan. Brown bits and pan drippings are good to leave in though.

Step 6

Lower heat to MED-LOW and add in chopped onion, jalapeno and celery. Saute for about 2-3 minutes, until softened.

Step 7

Add cayenne, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper and stir. Add rice and chicken stock, give it a stir, and let simmer for 1 minute.

Step 8

Nestle chicken thighs and sausage on top of the rice (pour in the juices that are left on the plate as well). Return to a simmer, then cover.

Step 9

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes (covered)

Step 10

Remove cover and bake another 10-15 minutes, until liquid is absorbed into the rice

Step 11

Garnish with sliced green onions and minced parsley!
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