10 Easy Chicken and Rice Dinners

10 Easy Chicken and Rice Dinners

Ariel Knutson
Apr 15, 2018
(Image credit: Cafe Delites)

Chicken and rice, chicken and rice, there isn't a dinner that's quite as nice!

These 10 chicken and rice dinners check off all the boxes: They're not too complicated to make, they're comforting, they're pretty wholesome, and of course the most important of all ... they're delicious. Because if you had a choice to eat a raw five-ingredient kale salad for dinner and this, you know you'd choose this. I mean, it's chicken and rice!

1. Oven Baked Chicken and Rice from Cafe Delites

This chicken and rice recipe might look a little basic from afar, but it's anything but. The chicken gets a little heat from paprika, the rice includes a bunch of garlic and onion, and the mushrooms are coated in a garlic butter situation. Viva la garlic!

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

2. Instant Pot Weeknight Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowls from Kitchn

Kitchn readers can't get enough of chicken and rice burrito bowls. Maybe it's because of Chipotle, or maybe it's because burrito bowls are endlessly versatile for picky families. Whatever it is, this recipe rules.

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3. One-Pan Chili Lime Chicken and Rice from The Recipe Critic

Wholesome chicken and rice get a kick from a bunch of different spices in this recipe (chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne.) Don't forget to serve with lime and cilantro!

(Image credit: Half Baked Harvest)

4. One-Pan Autumn Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole from Half Baked Harvest

This recipe includes two kinds of mushrooms (wild and cremini) and the whole things is covered in Gruyère cheese. Score!

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

5. One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole from Kitchn

Every bite of this casserole is creamy and cheesy and absolutely delicious. And it only takes 30 minutes to make.

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6. Crockpot Chicken and Rice from Well Plated

Two key things to know about this recipe before you get started: It only requires 10 minutes to prep, and you need to use long-grain rice. That's what the blogger used, and anything else might not turn out as intended.

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7. How to Make Chicken and Rice Soup from Kitchn

"Save the chicken noodle soup for sick days and make this chicken and rice soup whenever you need to taste home in a bowl," Associate Editor Meghan Splawn says of this recipe. Accurate.

P.S.: It is mandatory that you listen to this song while making this recipe.

(Image credit: Life Made Sweeter)

8. One-Pot Cashew Chicken and Rice from Life Made Sweeter

Cashew chicken is a popular takeout order, but making it at home is fun and doesn't take a ton of effort (just think of the leftovers you could have!). The whole thing comes together in just one skillet (or the Instant Pot).

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9. Greek Chicken and Rice Casserole from Bev Cooks

I love how fresh this recipe looks! You essentially bake uncooked rice and chicken together in the oven for 45 minutes, and then top it with lots of lemon, feta, tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

10. Tomato-Basil Chicken and Rice from Kitchn

I enjoy a salad as much as the next person during the summer, but sometimes you just need something a little more hearty — but still seasonal! This recipe is exactly that. You basically make a hearty tomato sauce and pour it over the rice (and then add the chicken) before baking it in the oven.

What's your family's favorite chicken and rice recipe?

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