One Pot Buckwheat and Chicken Recipe with Carrots

I grew up eating buckwheat with chicken. For my family, it was like macaroni and cheese for a typical American family. I still love this nutty, flavorful, and very nutritious seed. I love coming up with different recipes that will incorporate this vegetarian protein.

buckwheat with chicken

Is Buckwheat Healthy?

The name can surely sound scary if you are on a gluten-free diet. But, despite its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat. It’s a seed, rather than a grain, meaning it is safe to eat for people with gluten sensitivity. 


Buckwheat is mostly made of carbs, but the nutritional value of buckwheat is higher than many other grains. It is sugar-free and boasts in being a good source of protein, fiber, and water. 


Ingredients for Making Buckwheat with Chicken 

Butter: Unsalted.

Extra virgin olive oil: or any oil that you like to cook with. 

Onion: Yellow, and unsweetened. 

Chicken: Skinless and boneless chicken thighs. 

Carrot: If organic, no need to peel.

Buckwheat: Make sure it’s not passed.

Water: To cook the buckwheat. 

Salt and Black Pepper: For flavor.


  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 lb chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cup buckwheat, roasted
  • 2 cups of water

buckwheat with chicken

How to Make One-Pot Buckwheat and Chicken:

Add ingredients together: The process goes faster if you pre-cut and pre-chop ingredients. 

  • In a dutch oven (I like this Le Creuset brand best) over medium heat, melt butter and add a Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. 
  • Add in chopped yellow onion and saute until the onion is soft.


  • Cut off the fat from the chicken thighs (if any), cut into small pieces, and add to the onion. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Add in the carrots, and keep cooking.

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  • Stir everything well, and then add in the water. Taste the water, and add salt to taste. Bring water to a boil.

buckwheat with chicken

  • Reduce the heat to a simmer and add a cup of buckwheat.

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Cover the pot with a lid, and let it all come together simmering, until there is no water left in the pot and the buckwheat is cooked (about 10-15 minutes).

buckwheat with chicken

Another Buckwheat Recipe you may want to try: 

Buckwheat Avocado And Zucchini Bowl

Also, if buckwheat is not your thing, you can try this All in One Rice and Chicken recipe, which has been a hit with the readers. 

Equipment I Used

One Pot Buckwheat Chicken

Buckwheat with Chicken

Nutty buckwheat with chicken and carrots.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Russian
Servings 10
Calories 212 kcal


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • cast iron pot
  • wooden spoon


  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 lb chicken thighs skinless and boneless
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 cup buckwheat roasted
  • 2 cups water


  • In a cast-iron pot, melt 2 Tablespoons butter and 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
  • Chop 1 yellow onion, add to the pot, and start sautéing.
    One Pot Buckwheat Chicken
  • Cut off the fat from 1 pound of chicken thighs (if any), cut into small pieces and add to the onion. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Cut 2 carrots into slices, add to the pot.
    One Pot Buckwheat Chicken
  • Stir everything well. Pour in 2 cups of water, then salt and pepper to your taste of the water. Bring to a boil.
    One Pot Buckwheat Chicken
  • On the lowest heat, add 1 cup of buckwheat.
    One Pot Buckwheat Chicken
  • Close the lid, let simmer till there is no water left (10-15 minutes).
    One Pot Buckwheat Chicken


Nutrition Facts
Buckwheat with Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 47mg2%
Potassium 226mg6%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 2144IU43%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword baked chicken, buckwheat, carrot, dinner, lunch, one pot
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One Comment

  1. I seriously do not cook with buckwheat enough. Thanks for reminding me how delicious it is – I must make this dish!

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