Low-FODMAP One-Pot Chicken with Cilantro Lime Rice; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

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One-Pot recipes are my go-to all year round. I love their convenience and simplicity.

I also know how much my readers appreciate new and exciting low-FODMAP chicken recipes!

Low-FODMAP Chicken with Cilantro Lime Rice is different from my other low-FODMAP chicken recipes (see my full low-FODMAP Best Chicken Recipes list here).  It has a unique taste that is incredibly satisfying.  Adding rice to the meal means you are all set to go without any more to prepare.  Winner, winner, chicken dinner 🙂

As many of you know, infused oils are safe for the low-FODMAP diet as the FODMAPs are not soluble in the oil, so you can use these to replace all the flavor you crave.  See my low-FODMAP Top 11 tips for more on that!

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Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients

Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 28-30 minutes, plus 10 minutes to rest chicken

Total time: 55 minutes

Equipment: Large Pot or Dutch Oven about 6 quart in size


  • 1 large pack (4–6 pieces) skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
    • Due to the weight of the bones, this amount of chicken will weigh between 32-36 ounces
  • 2-3 tablespoons of canola or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic-infused oil
  • 3 cups of low-FODMAP chicken broth/stock
  • 2 cups uncooked Jasmine or Basmati rice, rinsed
    • 1 cup cooked rice is one low-FODMAP serving
  • 4 tablespoons (about 2 limes) fresh squeezed lime juice
    • Do not substitute concentrates, they lack the flavor and have not been FODMAP tested
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Liberal amounts of salt and pepper (to taste)


  • Pat chicken dry and season all over with salt and pepper (don’t skimp on the salt- it really provides flavor)
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of canola or olive oil to a cold large sized Dutch oven and tilt pot to coat bottom (and sides that chicken will touch) with oil evenly
  • Arrange chicken, skin side down, and turn to medium heat (you want to get the skin nicely browned)
  • Cook chicken, undisturbed, until the skin is golden, about 8-10 minutes (you don’t need to cover the pot)
  • Flip thighs and cook 3-5 minutes longer
  • Transfer chicken to a plate and remove pot from the heat for 2-3 minutes to cool
    • If there is a lot of excess juice and oil in the pot, you can discard it
  • Return Dutch oven to the stovetop and turn to low
  • Add your garlic infused oil to warm, then add rice and stir to coat in the oil
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Add 3 cups of low-FODMAP chicken stock/broth and mix
  • Place chicken back into the rice mixture skin side up
  • Increase heat to medium and bring liquid to a simmer, once it is bubbling cover pot, reduce heat to low, and cook for about 15 minutes until rice is fluffy
  • Remove from heat and let chicken and rice sit for 10 minutes with the lid on (internal chicken temperature should be 165F following this period to be cooked)
  • Remove chicken from the pot and add lime juice and cilantro, then mix
  • Taste rice and add salt and pepper as desired
  • Serve chicken over rice

Comments Rating 4.14 (7 reviews)

20 Responses

  1. Another Hit with Family!

    This was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family, the lime really added a wonderful flavour and even my picky 9-year old liked it! This site has been an absolute godsend, after the hubby being diagnosed with IBS, I’ve been struggling to find low fodmap recipes that have any real flavour or aren’t loaded with sugar – thank you so much!

    1. Gemma,
      LOVELY to hear this.
      Feedback like this is the reason we share our recipes!!
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  2. Great with chicken breast, too!

    I love this recipe. It’s definitely a new staple for me! I’ve made it twice now, both times with chicken breast instead of thighs. If you do swap the thighs I have some suggestions: add more liquid (maybe an extra ½ or 1 cup) because the breasts will render less fat/water during the cooking process. Doesn’t hurt to add a little extra oil as well. Second, make sure to check the breasts with a thermometer because they are much easier to overcook than thighs. You may need to remove them before the rice is done cooking. Shortening the initial browning time will help as well. I also LOVE to use the chicken and rice in burritos. The cilantro-lime flavor is great and neutral enough to go with a variety of salsas (if you can tolerate them). I especially like this recipe with Trader Joe’s corn and chile salsa, though it does contain onions.

    1. Emery,
      This is wonderful! Thank you SO much for sharing your tips and comments. Stay in touch with us!!

  3. EASY!!

    Very easy to make! I have never been a chicken thigh girl, but I decided to follow the recipe to a T. I realize now, that I just hate chicken thighs. Rice was very flavorful and filling! Next time, I’m using breasts! But there WILL be a next time! SO GOOD

  4. This was absolutely DELICIOUS!!!! It is one of my new favorite meals and I will definitely be making it often!

    1. Thanks Jolene,
      We love hearing this! Please stay in touch 🙂
      If you could also consider adding a ‘star’ rating to your reviews, it helps Google send others to our site!
      Have a lovely day!!

  5. We loved this meal! The rice is elevated to another level and we couldn’t stop eating it. It was easy to cook and we even walked the dogs while it was simmering. Soooo good and no one would know it’s low fodmap. Thank you!!

    1. Hi Michelle,
      Your review is so sweet! It made our day!!
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. Please stay in touch 🙂

  6. Followed directions exactly. Rice undercooked. Chicken raw in places. Had to make another dinner.

    1. Hi Mama1ynn,
      We aren’t sure how this happened. Sorry! Did you follow the instructions to cook the rice for 15 minutes or longer until fluffy? That part is how the rice is cooked. Then also the directions state to cook the chicken until internal temp is 165F. For bone-in thighs it is important not to undercook.

  7. I’ve just embarked on a fodmap regime after suffering for years and have to admit I’ve noticed almost instant results. This chicken meal was amazing. I made my own gravy/broth with nutritional yeast, flour and soy sauce. Was pretty good as well. Thanks for the recipe

  8. Tasty, eventually

    This was delicious but it took a while to get there. I will chalk it up to using brown basmati but the rice took about 45 min to cook; not 15. We were all a little hangry by the time it was done but I’ll make it again. I’ll try it with white basmati, just to test.

    1. Hi Corrina,
      We are sorry you had issues with the rice cooking. Was it simmering the entire time?
      Basmati rice does not take more than about 15 or 20 minutes to cook, therefore it could have been your rice brand.
      Thanks for posting a comment!

  9. Delicious!

    Absolutely delicious – and I don’t usually leave reviews. I did switch it up a bit…only 1 lime, added chopped carrots and zucchini and only had skinless/boneless thighs so I used those. But it was wonderful and will make it again for sure!

    1. Hi there!
      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review. We really appreciate your kind comments. Have a great day!

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