Easy Chicken and Rice Recipes

Chicken and rice make perfect partners for easy, budget-friendly one-dish meals.

  • Baked Chicken and Rice With Black Beans
    Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Rose Nguyen

    Chicken and Rice With Black Beans

    Online 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.
  • Parmesan Chicken and Rice
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Parmesan Chicken and Rice

    This 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.
  • <p>Chicken Steamed Over Ginger-Garlic Rice</p>

    Chicken Steamed Over Ginger-Garlic Rice

    We'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.
  • Spanish Chicken and Rice
    Photo: Marcus Nilsson

    Spanish Chicken and Rice

    Tomatoes, 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.
  • Island Chicken and Rice

    Island Chicken and Rice

    Bring 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 Dates
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Saffron Chicken and Rice with Dates

    Chicken 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.
  • "Sautéed Chicken and Peppers with Coconut Rice"
    Photo: Kana Okada

    Chicken and Peppers with Coconut Rice

    Simplify 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.
  • Baked Chicken and Rice
    Photo: John Kernick

    Baked Chicken and Rice

    Instead 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.
  • Sweet-and-Sour Chicken and Rice

    Sweet-and-Sour Chicken and Rice

    Truly a one-dish meal, everything is cooked in one Dutch oven, making both cooking and cleanup easy as can be.
  • Chicken-and-Rice


    Use 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.
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