Khichdi Inspired One Pot Low FODMAP Chicken and Rice packed with bell peppers, tomato, ginger & spices | Low FODMAP + Dairy Free
This recipe is sponsored by Case de Sante – providers of lab tested and certified Low FODMAP foods.
Out of all of the recipes I share on this blog, I think the ones I get the most excited about sharing are the FODMAP friendly dinners. Even though it’s been over a year since Mike’s successfully reintroduced most high FODMAP foods back into his diet I still love coming up with new recipes that fit the criteria because I remember how difficult they were to find during that time. To this day I still get comments almost daily on at least one Low FODMAP of someone thanking me for sharing a recipe that they’re actually able to eat. Words cannot describe how honoured that makes me feel.
If you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about I have a brief explanation on my about page that you might find useful.
So needless to say – I’m sooo excited about this One Pot Low FODMAP Chicken and Rice! We’ve got some leftovers in the fridge that I keep eating one spoonful at a time. Every time I pass by the fridge I can’t help but stop and take a bite.
Can’t stop! Won’t stop!
Let’s get to it.
About This Recipe: Low FODMAP Chicken and Rice
As mentioned in the title, this dish is a riff off of a popular South Asian dish, Khichdi. A few weeks ago Mike & I went with a few friends to watch a football match at a bar in town and I ordered the Khichdi having no idea what it was. Not exactly the thing you’d expect to eat in a British bar while watching football, but it was sooo good. As soon as I got home I set myself to work in the kitchen trying to see if I could recreate it without looking up a recipe.
As it turns out, while the version I had was delicious, it was in no way traditional. No surprise there really. Traditional Khichdi is a simple rice and lentil dish that’s typically served to people recovering from illness because it’s so easy on the stomach. I actually found that last bit out after I decided to make a FODMAP friendly khichdi inspired chicken & rice making it feel even more providential that I decided to combine the two.
Much like the khichi I had at the pub, this dish is in no way traditional, but I promise it’s every bit as good!
Instead of using a rice & lentil mix this recipe just sticks with white rice. It’s more simple and it’s more friendly on the tummy. I’ve also decided to throw in some chicken breasts to make this a full meal. Even with the addition of the chicken this is still easy to make and done in one pot. The end result is a veggie packed dish with chicken that’s both juicy and filling and rice that’s beyond delicious.
Another thing that I’m also really excited about sharing today is the Casa de Sante range of high quality low FODMAP Certified (Lab tested for FODMAP) clean label products- especially their vegetable stock powder. I wish I had known about Casa de Sante products when Mike was in the middle of his low FODMAP diet because it would have made life so much easier.
Since the low FODMAP diet requires that you avoid certain foods that are known to trigger IBS symptoms, shopping for basic kitchen essentials poses a whole new level of difficulty. We were already carefully scanning food labels for traces of gluten but then we had to start looking for a whole new slew of ingredients at the same time. Sometimes we couldn’t find products that were safe to eat which meant that I had to start making my own ketchup, pesto and other condiments like that.
One thing that I was also never able to find in store was low FODMAP cooking stock. Most stocks are made with onion & garlic which are a big no-go for anyone attempting to make FODMAP friendly recipes. While it’s nice to be able to be all Suzy Homemaker and cook every thing from scratch, life gets too crazy to make a huge pot of stock once a week. I want convenience!
Enter in: Casa de Sante Vegetable Stock Powder. Just mix 1 teaspoon of powder with 1 teaspoon of hot water and you’re all set. I tested this recipe a few times with the low FODMAP stock and with the organic Costco stock (containing onion & garlic) and Mike & I both agreed the Low FODMAP version tasted loads better.
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Whether or not you’re eating low FODMAP I’m sure you’ll love it as much as we do!
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Khichi Inspired One Pot Low FODMAP Chicken and Rice packed with bell peppers, tomato, ginger & spices | Low FODMAP + Dairy Free
- 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts about 1 1/2 pounds
- 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin divided
- 1 3/4 teaspoon paprika divided
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 red & green bell pepper, each chopped and deseeded
- 1 large tomato chopped
- 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped fresh
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 cup white rice uncooked
- 2 1/4 cup Casa De Santa Low FODMAP Vegetable Stock make it by mixing 2 teaspoons of the stock powder with 2 cups hot water
- 2 cups spinach
Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic cling wrap and pound them down to make them even in thickness. This will help the chicken cook evenly and make for more tender chicken. Sprinkle each side of the chicken with salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon cumin and 1 teaspoon paprika.
Melt the coconut oil in a large skillet over a medium high heat on the stove. Add the chicken breasts and cook each side for 5-7 minutes or until browned on each side. Remove the chicken from a skillet and set aside on a plate. The chicken doesn't need to be fully cooked yet because you'll be returning it to the heat shortly.
Add the chopped bell peppers, tomato, and ginger to the same skillet and sauté for a few minutes to soften. Add the the remaining 3/4 teaspoons of cumin and paprika along with the turmeric powder to the skillet. Mix the spices into the vegetables to coat.
Stir in the uncooked rice and mix until the rice is coated with both spice and vegetables. Pour the stock into the skillet and cover the rice. Carefully add the chicken back into the skillet, cover with a fitted lid and simmer over a medium-low heat for 20 minutes until the liquid is almost dissolved. Stir the spinach into the pot, cover and cook until the liquid is fully dissolved and the spinach is wilted.
Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and serve.
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