These easy dinners are not your mama’s chicken and rice recipes.
I grew up eating chicken, rice, and broccoli very often. I’d say at least once a week.
So as an adult, that is usually the last thing I want to make for dinner.
That all changed when I found these 23 chicken and rice recipes.
They all have some twins or unique touch that makes them stand out from the ordinary.
These recipes are delicious and comforting while still being simple at heart.
I really hope you enjoy this list of chicken and rice recipes.
1. No-Peek Chicken (Just 5 Ingredients)
This is a simple, go-to meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights. Plus, since it’s only five ingredients, it’s also inexpensive.
You can use different soups if you want to change it up. This recipe is hard to mess up, just don’t peek!
2. Oven-Baked Chicken and Rice
This recipe is another simple and easy to prepare dinner.
The chicken is seasoned perfectly and sits on top of the rice as it cooks.
The rice is buttery and garlicky, and then it absorbs all of the chicken juices. It’s delicious!
3. Garlic Chicken and Rice (One Pot)
Creamy chicken and rice is a tried and true, easy meal.
Tender nuggets of chicken breast get cooked perfectly with cheesy and creamy rice.
This is a kid friendly recipe and adults will want it every week. It’s a comforting meal that’s filling and tasty.
4. Easy Chicken Fried Rice
There’s something about takeout that is just so comforting. Fried rice is usually my go-to so this recipe is one of my favorites.
Not only is this rice filled with veggies and classic take-out flavors, but it is super customizable.
You can use any protein you like or switch out the veggies for different options.
This fried rice is almost as easy to make as ordering from a local restaurant!
5. One-Pot Chicken and Rice
This chicken and rice recipe is a combination of a soup, risotto, and a chicken and rice bowl. It’s a big bowl of warmth and comfort.
The carrots are a nice addition to the common chicken and rice dish. They make the meal a little more complete since there are veggies thrown in.
One-pot dishes are always a plus because they’re simple and help cut down on clean-up time.
6. Benihana Fried Rice
This recipe lets you have that awesome Benihana fried rice at home. You won’t have to pay the price or wait an hour for a table.
Use leftover rice or make it the night before and refrigerate it. This is one of the key secrets to really good fried rice.
Experiment with different proteins or veggies to make it your own. The whole family will love this dinner.
7. Arroz Con Pollo
We’re taking chicken and rice and going on a Spanish vacation.
Tender, juicy chicken is seasoned perfectly. The juices drip down into the rice, which has a delicious tomato flavor.
This dish is a nice twist on classic chicken and rice. It’s the perfect choice when you want something with just a little bit of spice.
8. Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup
I love a good Instant Pot recipe. They’re so easy, effortless, and quick.
This is a classic chicken and rice soup that is the ultimate rainy day meal. It’s warm, comforting, and super flavorful.
This soup is good for you and your stomach!
9. Thai Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken and Shrimp
Pineapple fried rice is a delicious Thai food dish. Sweet pineapple and crunchy cashews add an extra flair to fried rice.
Serve this rice in a hollowed-out pineapple for an impressive presentation. This isn’t your average takeout fried rice.
10. 15-Minute Oyakodon (Japanese Chicken & Egg Rice Bowl)
This delicious Japanese chicken and egg rice bowl is a quick and delicious meal.
The flavorful chicken and the fluffy scrambled eggs are a fantastic pair.
The rice underneath soaks up all of the juices and blends perfectly with the chicken and eggs.
This is a one-pot, quick and easy meal that’s perfect for a weekday night. The whole family will devour this tasty dish.
11. One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
If you like broccoli cheddar soup, this dish is for you. I love this dish because it’s filling, flavorful, and the veggies are covered in cheese.
This dish is basically broccoli cheddar soup in casserole form. It has all the same flavors but with the added protein and rice, this dish is a full meal!
This chicken and broccoli casserole is a winner with everybody, including the broccoli skeptics.
12. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
Just in case bacon, chicken, and ranch didn’t convince you that you need to try this recipe, I’m here to convince you.
This is a creamy, cheesy casserole that’s easy to make and so satisfying.
It’s a weeknight dinner that is so flavorful, that it feels like a special occasion dinner.
13. Peruvian Fried Rice (Arroz Chaufa)
This fried rice is similar to Chinese fried rice but has a few flavor modifications. Peruvian fried rice has flavors of ginger and cumin.
It’s filled with veggies and chicken and the flavors are phenomenal.
I’m almost convinced you can make fried rice with any ingredients, spices, or sauces and it will still end up being spectacular.
Peruvian fried rice is no exception.
14. Bukharan Chicken and Rice Plov With Vegetables
Plov is a traditional dish of the Bukharan people. It’s usually served at life events and holidays as a symbol of hospitality.
It’s also cooked in a wood-burning oven but if you don’t have one handy, your regular kitchen appliance will do.
This recipe is also cooked in layers without stirring and then served in reverse order. It’s a relatively easy dish that’s packed with flavor.
15. Harvest Bowl
Harvest bowls are usually filled with fresh seasonal produce along with a protein and a grain. I love the ingredients in this recipe.
Juicy chicken, grilled butternut squash, brown rice, and a kale salad are all perfectly balanced in one yummy bowl.
The honey Dijon dressing is a great finishing touch that brings all of the ingredients together.
16. Slow Cooker Paella
This paella is cooked in a slow cooker so it’s both easy and delicious.
I love that this dish has so many different kinds of protein. This isn’t just a chicken and rice dish.
This paella is also packed with shrimp, chorizo, and pork.
This spicy, flavorful dish is incredible. Try this for dinner tonight.
17. Greek Chicken Meal Prep Rice Bowls
One of the problems I have with meal prepping is that I get bored so easily. I need variety and this recipe is perfect!
The chicken is juicy and the rice is nice and tender. Just add a salad of Mediterranean veggies for a really great meal prep option.
18. Cheesy Chicken Risotto with Broccoli
I love rice in any form, but risotto is like luxury rice. It’s easier than you would think and it’s so delicious.
Creamy risotto, tender chicken, and roasted broccoli are a great trio of flavors.
This dish reminds me of an old-school chicken, rice, and broccoli dinner but with a sophisticated twist.
19. Cheesy Chicken And Rice Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed peppers are a really great dish. They’re a fun way to get a serving of veggies in and they look pretty too!
Instead of the usual tomato-sauce-stuffed pepper, these are cheesy and creamy.
These stuffed peppers can easily be made for a crowd and everyone will love them!
20. Chicken Soboro Onigiri (Japanese Ground Chicken Rice Ball)
These rice balls are a common Japanese bento item. They’re portable and can be made with a wide variety of ingredients.
These rice balls are made with seasoned ground chicken and soft white rice.
I love to make these to eat on the go or snack on them at home,
21. Chicken Divan
Chicken Divan is another comfort food casserole. It’s stuffed with chicken, rice, broccoli, and cheese.
Everybody I’ve served this to loves it. It’s also an easy way to hide veggies in your meals.
22. Foil Pack: Salsa Verde Chicken & Rice
This is a really easy dish to put together and it ends up being really impressive.
These foil packs are bursting with flavor. Salsa verde is spectacular with chicken and the corn adds a really great pop!
23. Baja Chicken Bowl
This recipe is full of fresh flavors. Mango pineapple salsa is a really versatile way to use fresh fruit in a savory dish.
The salsa is delicious with chicken and rice, and the avocado adds a creamy texture that is fantastic.
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