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I do love to cook, but some nights I’m just not in the mood. I still want something tasty and healthy to eat though. Last night was one of those nights. I just didn’t feel up to spending a lot of time standing in front of the stove or doing much of anything. I was feeling lazy, OK?!?

Here’s where a one pot meal in my handy Dutch oven comes in! It was too late to use the slow cooker, so I decided to throw a bunch of yummy stuff in my Dutch oven and slide it in the oven.

Lemon Artichoke Chicken with Rice and Asparagus

1 ¾ cup brown rice

1 cup fat free chicken broth

¾ cup white wine

¼ cup lemon juice (fresh or bottled)

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts

2 garlic cloves, pressed or chopped

1 – 15 oz can quartered artichoke hearts

1 tbsp capers

¾ – 1 pound asparagus, cut into bite size pieces (I had white asparagus on hand, so I used that. It tasted great and my family didn’t realize the veggie was even in the dish. However, it didn’t provide much color to the dish, making it look rather one note. If you’re not trying to be sneaky about your veggies, green asparagus would add some nice color to the dish)

Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put rice and all liquid in put first and give a stir making sure all rice is covered in the liquid. Next, add all of your other ingredients. Put the lid on the oven, put the pan in the oven, bake for 1 hour 15 minutes and voila! I did pull it out of the oven and stirred it a few times.

You’ve got your protein, starch and veggie all in one pot! Enjoy!