Dutch Oven Chicken & Vegetables

Ever since it snowed here in Denver at the start of September, I’m officially ready for fall. Not snow, but fall. I want soups, I want slow cooked dishes, and I want all the baked goods! Today I’m cooking up a pumpkin cake and the house smells AMAZING! Fall is the best! We went to the mountains over the weekend and saw all the leaves changing, so that means it’s time to eat alllll the comfort food. And this dish is is so insanely comforting. It takes only about 15 minutes to prep then all it has to do is sit in the oven for 2 hours. It’s the easiest meal ever. Little work, big reward. How everything in life should be, right? Maybe. Not exactly. But with this dish, yes.

PaleOMG Dutch Oven Chicken & Vegetables

PaleOMG Dutch Oven Chicken & Vegetables

Can you believe it’s almost October? Is trick-o-treating cancelled this year? I’m happy to give kids candy, but can I throw it at them from my front door as they stand on the sidewalk? They can just hold their pillowcase out and I can practice my 3-pointer shot. Really proud of my sports reference there. I haven’t felt too scared about Covid, but I still have some hesitation having children in or around my house that aren’t my own offspring. My only offspring has 4 legs and at least 9 lives based on his health history, so keeping him away from children is probably a good idea. Which is kind of a bummer because I heard our neighborhood does it UP for Halloween. There is this bomb ass neighborhood nearby and I heard one of the blocks gets together to rent a food truck so parents can grab food and drinks as they walk through the cold with their screaming children. I don’t know if any of this is actually true, but that’s word in the hood, so I’m going to keep spreading that rumor. I’m guessing none of that is happening this year. Which I’m pretty ok with. Can we just skip Halloween and get to Thanksgiving already? I’m prepped and ready to make a non-traditional Thanksgiving. Will that be cool with my hubs? Absolutely not. We will see how it goes.

Holy shit, this has been an absolute mess of a blog post. But the recipe is fantastic, so just simply ignore me, ok?

PaleOMG Dutch Oven Chicken & Vegetables

PaleOMG Dutch Oven Chicken & Vegetables


Dutch Oven Chicken & Vegetables

  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 servings 1x


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 skin-on whole chicken legs
  • 3 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 6 medium carrots, cut at diagonal (12 inches thick)
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic bulb, all cloves removed and peeled, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken bone broth
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cups rice (jasmine, basmati, arborio, etc.)
  • 3 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Place a large dutch oven over medium heat on the stovetop. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and garlic powder to both sides of the chicken. Once dutch oven is hot, add the chicken skin side down and let cook for 6-8 minutes, until the skin begins to brown and crisp up. Then flip to the other side and cook for 4 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.
  3. Add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil to the pan and add the carrots, onion, garlic cloves, rosemary, thyme, and 1 tablespoon of salt. Let cook for 5 minutes. Then add gluten free flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing completely into the pan with the veggies before adding the next tablespoon.
  4. Add black pepper, bone broth and red wine vinegar to the dutch oven, and then mix to combined. Add the chicken back into the dutch oven, skin side up, tucking it in the broth and around the veggies.
  5. Cover and place in the oven to bake for 2 hours. Be sure to check that the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, which should not be an issue.
  6. When the chicken has 30 minutes left to cook, add the rice in the instant pot with water and salt, then press the rice function. The rice normally takes 12-14 minutes to cook, but it takes around 10 minutes to come to pressure, 24 minutes in total. Once it’s done cooking, you can quick release it or let it slowly release until the chicken is done cooking.
  7. Top the rice off with chicken, veggies, and the gravy left in the pan. Top with parsley before serving!

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PaleOMG Dutch Oven Chicken & Vegetables

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63 thoughts on “Dutch Oven Chicken & Vegetables”

  1. I live in Houston so it’s far from fall here but I’m going to channel my inner upstate NY which is where I’m from and make this on the weekend! This looks amazing!

  2. I have been staring at my dutch oven sitting lonely on a shelf wondering when I’ll use it again. Definitely going to whip this baby up soon! Thanks for creating it!

  3. Sooooo good. I just made this after messing up another recipe and needed something that would hit the spot. This would make anybody happy. Thank you Juli! Yum.

  4. I made this for dinner tonight but with chicken breast because my husband doesn’t like chicken with bones. And let me tell you, THIS. WAS. SO. GOOD. It’s definitely going on the make again list! Thanks, Juli, for consistently making bomb recipes I want to make again and again!

  5. Any tips on how to make your “risotto” that you’ve made in the IP. I heard you mention it on a podcast recently! BTW still loving those 🙂

    1. it’s not exactly risotto, it just comes out kind of like that. literally all i do is put 1 cup of arborio rice in the instant pot with 2 cups water and some salt and garlic powder then press the rice function and it comes out slightly creamy like risotto!

  6. Made this last week and have been thinking about it ever since so making it again tonight! DELISH!! Thank you!

  7. Made this today to have for my dinner the next three nights working as a nurse. It was so easy, and the sample tasting was absolutely delicious!! Thank you for another 5 star recipe!!

  8. Holy crap this was so good! Made it for dinner tonight and served over air fryer potatoes. Definitely keeping this on the rotation for fall and winter!

  9. Probably one of the best things I’ve made in awhile. I ended up browning in my pressure cooker and cooking for 15minutes. It was amazing!

  10. I made this recipe last night and it was so delicious and simple. I loved that I had a two hour window to get other things done while it cooked. I am making it again next week and adding beans. 😂 no really because that would be amazing!

  11. Adult and kid approved dinner! Really liked being able to serve a hot plate of food to everyone despite our busy schedule and 2 kids having dinner at different times, thanks for the great content! And only one pot to wash at the end!!

  12. This has quickly become a staple for Sunday dinner in my house. I love that it cooks for 2 hours and then it’s done. I usually add potatoes and parsnips if I have and I’ll add navy beans too if I have them. Super easy to add or remove items based on what you have!

  13. Made this recipe for dinner last night and it was so easy and delicious! Even my finicky husband loved it. Thanks for a great recipe, Juli!

  14. This is SUCH a great recipe! It was super easy and extremely flavorful. I didn’t have drumsticks and ended up using just thighs but it was perfect. Next time, I will double it because my family kept going back for more, leaving no leftovers!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  15. Soooo delicious!!!! My.husband went for seconds 🙂 I didnt have red wine vinegar but used half apple cider vinegar and balsamic and it still came out fantastic! I can’t wait to make it again.

  16. This was silly amazing!!! Note to those using regular flour to make the rue. Eyeball it, but you will likely need a bit more to get that thicker “gravy” like consistency. Regardless this was SO DAMN GOOD!

  17. Go make this recipe now. I pretty much suck at cooking, but made this today and it is the t*ts. Didn’t have fresh herbs so used dried – didn’t matter. Delicious. Amazing. Served sans carrots with a side of asparagus for the keto hubs. Served with mashed taters for the picky eater and myself. Everyone was blissfully happy. Can’t wait for leftovers tomorrow and already planning on making this again for company.

  18. Made this for dinner tonight. I’m pretty intimidated by cooking but this seemed like something I could make. I loved it and can’t wait to make it again!

  19. Soooo good! Perfect for a cold night in, this is definitely going into our book of favorites. Thanks Julie!

  20. This was AMAZING! I made it for the first time today. Definitely keeping this one in the winter rotation! Thanks Julie!

  21. This is so so so great. I’ve made it every week for the last month. I cut up a whole chicken & it works perfectly.

  22. The only way I can describe this dish is like a hug in a bowl. So warm and delicious. We love it. Thanks for the great recipes!

  23. Delicious for kids and adults! Love a one pot meal like this for soccer nights. Thanks for sharing

  24. Another amazing meal that was easy to make! Not only was it delicious, but it’s cheap to make if you’re on a budget!

  25. This is absolutely the Bomb!!! So delicious!! Even though this seems like the perfect fall/winter comfort food, it is also delicious in the summer months. So much flavor!!

  26. Just made this for dinner!! It is delicious!! I used dry herbs (half the amount) and boneless skinless chicken breast was all I had on hand and I will FOR SURE make this again!!! So yummy! Thanks Juli! So glad to see Jackson is improving and getting used to his wheels and so excited to follow along your pregnancy journey! Thank you for amazing recipes and letting us follow along your life 🙂

    1. This was a hit for the entire family. Even my super picky, non chicken eating daughter gobbled it up! I will be making this often!

  27. Delicious and super easy, including a quick clean up! I added potatoes (right before the broth) and parsnips (with the carrots/celery/onion etc). Look forward to trying more recipes on your site!

  28. THIS RECIPE IS AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for creating such a delish meal and sharing it with the world. My toddler loved it and my husband thought I was super woman. It was also easy – I’m 9 months pregnant, so I’m all about easy right now. 10/10 will make again…like next week:)

  29. This was so good! Even my two teenage boys enjoyed it. Really hit the spot on this cooler fall day. I doubled the recipe and it worked great – happy to have leftovers for the week!

  30. Ok. This is seriously so delicious and one of the best things I’ve ever made! You rock girl!!!

  31. Can we talk about how delicious this recipe is???? I made this for dinner tonight, and it will become a staple at our house. Had mashed potatoes on the side. The gravy is so good – and completely dairy free. Thank you!

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