Chicken and rice make perfect partners for easy, budget-friendly one-dish meals. With kid-friendly flavors and the possiblity of plenty of leftovers, these meals make great additions to your weeknight rotation as well as becoming wonderful packed lunches the next day.
Arroz Con PolloThis classic Spanish and Latin America chicken and rice dish cooks in just one pot.
Chicken-and-Wild Rice Skillet CasseroleThis rustic one-pot meal, a company's-coming riff on the old-school chicken-and-rice number, is held together by a tangy gravy flavored with country ham and mushrooms. Nutty wild rice helps sop up all the good chicken gravy.
Chicken Steamed Over Ginger-Garlic RiceWe've taken a specialty of Singapore, Hainanese chicken, and adapted it for a quick dinner without sacrificing its succulence. Fresh vegetables and an intense cilantro sauce add crunch and flavor.
Parmesan Chicken and RiceThis is a great choice for busy weeknights as you can cook the entire recipe in one skillet and because most of the ingredients are items that are easy to keep on hand in the pantry.
Chicken, Rice, and Parmesan SkilletChicken, Rice, and Parmesan Skillet is ready in just 20 minutes—perfect for crazy weeknights.
Chicken and Rice With Black BeansOnline reviewers give this recipe five stars for being an easy weeknight dish. Because it's brimming with veggies in addition to the rice, chicken, beans and cheese, it really is a one-dish meal.
Spanish Chicken and RiceTomatoes, garlic, onion, peas and olives give this easy chicken dish its Spanish flair. If you prefer not to cook with wine, just substitute 1 cup of chicken broth.
Louisiana-Style Chicken SoupOK, so technically we can't call this a gumbo because there is no roux. But it certainly tastes like a gumbo, right down to the Cajun trinity of onion, celery, and green bell pepper. Serve with a crusty baguette for mopping up every last delicious drop.
Chicken, Broccoli, and Brown Rice CasseroleThis healthy whole-grain spin on a comfort food classic is indulgent, creamy, and a guaranteed family-pleaser. Cost for 4: $10.31
Island Chicken and RiceBring the flavor of the islands to your table with this chicken dish featuring coconut milk, pineapple juice and toasted macadamia nuts.
Saffron Chicken and Rice with DatesChicken seasoned with saffron and cooked with dates and tomatoes is typical of North African cuisine. Since saffron is fairly expensive, you can substitute ground turmeric and still get great results.
Chicken and Rice with Fresh Chorizo"In the Amazon, cooks make a Portuguese-style chorizo that's very good," says Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. He uses it with other local ingredients in this spin on a Latin classic.
Chimichurri Chicken and RiceChimichurri, a thick herb sauce popular in Argentina, adds a fresh kick to a chicken dinner. If you make extra, you can serve it with grilled meats later in the week.
Chicken and Rice with MushroomsA small amount of dried porcini mushrooms goes a long way. Using the reconstituted mushrooms and their soaking liquid gives this one-dish meal a rich, earthy flavor.
Chicken and Peppers with Coconut RiceSimplify dinner by cooking the chicken and peppers in a skillet first, then cooking the bean side dish in the same skillet after you remove the chicken. And you can make plain white rice seem more special by replacing a portion of the cooking water with coconut milk.
Chipotle Chicken with Coriander RiceThis chicken and rice dish is the perfect dinner for 4, and still provides enough to satisfy a big appetite.
Baked Chicken and RiceInstead of cooking the rice separately, combine uncooked rice with canned tomatoes, chicken both and orange juice, then bake it along with the chicken in a casserole dish. It's a perfect solution for getting the chicken and the rice done at the same time.
Lemon Chicken Teriyaki Rice BowlEnjoy this beautiful lemon-teriyaki glazed chicken over a fluffy bed of rice.
Sweet-and-Sour Chicken and RiceTruly a one-dish meal, everything is cooked in one Dutch oven, making both cooking and cleanup easy as can be.
Chicken-and-RiceUse convenience products such as ready-to-serve rice, frozen peas and canned mushrooms to help you get dinner on the table in about 35 minutes. You might try other shortcuts such as using microwave bacon and frozen chopped onion.
Chicken and Rice CasseroleAlthough the yellow and green squash give this chicken and rice casserole a colorful appearance, you can use one or the other, if you prefer.
Honey Cashew Chicken with RiceForget takeout and cook in with super-fast Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice. A flavorful and sweet sauce is tossed with the chicken mixture with a splash of Sriracha added for depth.
Lemony Chicken Breasts with RiceChicken and rice are perfect dinner partners, so simplify your dinnertime prep by cooking them together in the slow cooker. All you need to add is a simple side dish, such as microwave-steamed veggies, and you've got a meal.