Quick and Easy Chicken and Rice Recipes
Chicken and rice make perfect partners for easy, budget-friendly one-dish meals. With kid-friendly flavors and the possibility of plenty of leftovers, these meals make great additions to your weeknight rotation as well as becoming wonderful packed lunches the next day.
Instant Pot Chicken and Rice
The Instant Pot® truly shines in this quick and simple dish. Chicken thighs are sautéed first and then cook alongside long-grain rice until moist and tender. The rice gets added flavor from the chicken and is perfectly done at the same time thanks to the ease of using the Instant Pot®. The best part of this simple dish? It's all ready to eat in under an hour!
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Go ahead and flag this recipe--it's sure to become a family favorite. For convenience, we call for precooked wild rice; if you can't find it, you can substitute 2 cups of your own cooked wild rice or a package of precooked brown rice.
Easy Chicken Adobo
Inspired by the Philippine national dish, this Easy Chicken Adobo uses a simple blend of garlic, vinegar, and soy sauce to give chicken a zingy boost. Traditional adobo sauces are commonly enriched with coconut milk, and the dish is frequently made with pork. But for everyday cooking, we like this lighter, simpler chicken recipe. Serve with rice. This is the perfect dinner for spicing up your usual routine.
Arroz Con Pollo
This classic Spanish and Latin America chicken and rice dish cooks in just one pot.
Blackened Chicken with Dirty Rice
Fragrant spices enliven the rub on the chicken breasts in Blackened Chicken with Dirty Rice. The trinity of vegetables—onion, celery, and green pepper—along with thyme, spices, and chicken livers combine for a decadent side of Dirty Rice.
Chicken, Broccoli, and Brown Rice Casserole
This healthy whole-grain spin on a comfort food classic is indulgent, creamy, and a guaranteed family-pleaser.
Creamy Chicken-Tomato Skillet
Yes! You can make chicken and rice in 20 minutes. When a craving for comfort food hits and you need it in a hurry, this fast take on chicken and rice hits the spot. Stirring chopped baby spinach into warm brown rice is a smart way to get more vegetables and jazz up an otherwise plain starchy side.
Cider-Glazed Chicken with Browned Butter-Pecan Rice
With chicken cutlets and boil-in-bag rice, this unique take on the chicken-and-rice dinner couldn't be easier (or faster!) to make.
Crock-Pot Chicken Teriyaki
It just doesn't get easier than 5 ingredients in the crock pot. The result? Tender, flavorful chicken that totally beats take-out. We recommend serving over rice or stir-fried veggies, garnished with extra sesame seeds and chopped green onion.
Lemon Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowl
Enjoy this beautiful lemon-teriyaki glazed chicken over a fluffy bed of rice.
Chicken Curry Bar
Kids will have fun making their own custom creations when you set out lots of tasty topping options. Precook a big batch of brown rice; freeze some to serve later.
Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice
Forget 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.