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28 Best Chicken And Rice Recipe Ideas For Fun Delicious Dinners

These chicken and rice recipes are anything but boring - they're exciting and full of flavor. Get the best recipe ideas for these two common ingredients everyone loves.
28 Best Chicken And Rice Recipe Ideas For Fun Delicious Dinners
28 Best Chicken And Rice Recipe Ideas For Fun Delicious Dinners
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Raise your hand if you love chicken and rice. It's a classic pairing for a reason: the bird is affordable and flavorful, while the grain is comforting and filling.

Are there any other ingredients as common and loved as chicken and rice? The number of dishes you can make using them is mindblowing.

There is a classic chicken and rice recipe in almost every world cuisine. These two ingredients work so well together!

If you love this combo and need some new fun chicken and rice recipe ideas, you've come to the right place. We've gathered 28 of our favorite recipes featuring these two yummy ingredients to make your dinners more exciting.

1. Hainanese Chicken Rice

LUNCHDINNER

Rice Cooker Hainan Chicken Rice

Wok & Skillet

Hainan Chicken Rice is a very popular dish in Singapore and Malaysia. In fact, it's known as Singapore's national dish. Early immigrants from Hainan and Southern China created it by adapting another traditional dish from Hainan known as Wenchang Chicken.

Hainanese chicken rice is a dish of poached chicken and seasoned rice, usually served with chili sauce and fresh green vegetables like cucumbers. The flavor of the rice is out of this world!

2. Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole

LUNCHDINNER

Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Step Stool Chef

This one-pot dinner is so easy to make and feeds the whole family.

3. Japanese Chicken Curry with Rice

DINNERMAIN DISH

Japanese Curry with Rice

Master Of Japanese Cooking Academy

Think again if you thought you could only enjoy a delicious Japanese Curry at your favorite restaurant! This curry can be created from scratch in your own kitchen, and your guests will be super impressed with the rich aroma and flavors of the spices - don’t forget to serve it with rice!

4. Chipotle Braised Chicken and Rice

HEALTHYDINNER

Chipotle Braised Chicken and Rice

LideyLikes

This version of chicken and rice or Arroz con Pollo is a bit punchier than the classic. The juicy chicken absorbs all the flavor down to the bone. And with fire-roasted tomatoes, chicken stock, and beer, the braising liquid turns into the most delicious sauce. It's easy enough for a weeknight dinner and fancy enough for a dinner party.

5. Chicken Biryani

DINNERMAIN DISH

Chicken Biryani

SideChef

Spiced, warm, filling, and topped with dollops of tangy yogurt, this Chicken Biryani is an absolute comfort dinner. Don't be intimidated by the spice list - most are pretty easy to find and good to have around. Besides, we know you'll be making this one more than once.

6. Mango Curry Chicken & Rice with Crunchy Curry Kale Chips

LUNCHMAIN DISH

Mango Curry Chicken & Rice with Crunchy Curry Kale Chips

Vodka & Biscuits

Curried spiced chicken simmered in a sauce of mango and coconut, served over a bed of rice with toasted cashews and garnished with 10-minute crunchy kale chips.

7. Teriyaki Chicken Tacos

LUNCHDINNER

Teriyaki Chicken Tacos

Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

These incredible and flavorful teriyaki chicken tacos are served with fragrant scallion rice and a gorgeous Asian slaw!

8. One-Pan Creamy Basil Chicken and Rice Casserole

LUNCHDINNER

One-Pan Creamy Basil Chicken and Rice Casserole

Berry Sweet Life

This steaming, bubbling, aromatic, delicious basil chicken and rice casserole is perfect for weeknight dinners!

9. Chicken Adobo

LUNCHDINNER

Chicken Adobo

Wok & Skillet

Chicken Adobo is a Filipino classic that has been dubbed the unofficial dish of the Philippines. A simple blend of soy sauce, garlic, vinegar with bay leaves, and whole peppercorns yields one of the most incredible sauces you have ever tasted.

10. Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice

LUNCHMAIN DISH

Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice

Chef'd

A recipe by Soy Vay: "Sometimes, fried rice can seem bland-but this recipe has the flavor those other recipes are missing. The great tastes of soy, onion, ginger, garlic and sesame make this dish. Carrots, green beans, and peas round out this dish that's sure to become a favorite."

11. Roasted Balsamic Chicken Risotto

LUNCHDINNER

Roasted Balsamic Chicken Risotto

Vodka & Biscuits

Creamy risotto scented with garlic and rich from stock tossed with roasted tender chicken thighs and topped with sweet balsamic reduction and basil.

12. Chicken and Rice Lettuce Wraps

SANDWICHLUNCH

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chef'd

Serving this yummy, no-mayo-required take on chicken salad in hearty greens saves you carbs and adds valuable nutrients like bone-building vitamin K. The tangy Asian flavors are a fresh way to dress up poultry.

13. Pesto Chicken Arancini

APPETIZERSSIDE DISH

Pesto Chicken Arancini

Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

While arancini by itself are not enough to qualify for dinner, these incredibly delicious crunchy balls are a fantastic appetizer.

14. Thai Ginger Chicken with Jasmine Rice

MAIN DISHWEEKNIGHT DINNERS

Thai Ginger Chicken with Jasmine Rice

Chef'd

Here’s a meal where ginger is the star of the show. You don’t have to go to your favorite Thai restaurant to enjoy this authentic dish. We make it so easy for you to recreate this favorite at home; you won’t believe how fast it comes together.

15. Verde Chicken and Calabacitas with Rice

MAIN DISHWEEKNIGHT DINNERS

Verde Chicken and Calabacitas with Rice

Chef'd

Begin with the salsa of tomatillos, fresh chiles, and herbs. Add the salsa to a sauté of diced fresh chicken, onion, roasted green chiles, and fresh summer squash. The finishing dash of thick, luscious sour cream on top sets o the mild tartness of the sauce.

16. Avocado Ranch Chicken Casserole

DINNERMAIN DISH

Avocado Ranch Chicken Casserole

Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

This Avocado Ranch Chicken Casserole is a one-pan dream meal! The avocado ranch dressing gives it much flavor with lots of rice and mushrooms.

17. Chicken and Scallion Stir-Fry

LUNCHDINNER

Chicken and Scallion Stir-Fry

Vodka & Biscuits

The chicken will almost resemble Chinese Bourbon chicken. It’s sweet, it’s salty, and with the tang of the onions and fragrance of the ginger and garlic, it’s seriously addicting. Serve it over rice.

18. Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl

LUNCHMAIN DISH

Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl

StreetSmart Kitchen

Assemble a healthy and delicious burrito bowl with these perfectly grilled juicy chicken breasts in just 30 minutes.

19. Baked Chicken and Rice

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Baked Chicken and Rice

Simply Mamá Cooks

A delicious baked chicken and broccoli cheese rice. Perfect for any weeknight dinner!

20. General Tso’s Chicken

LUNCHDINNER

General Tso’s Chicken

30 Pounds of Apples

Make this takeout favorite at home. Sweet, spicy, and way better for you than ordering out and feasible on a weeknight, on lots of weeknights.

21. One Pot Lemon-Caper Chicken & Rice

LUNCHDINNER

One Pot Lemon-Caper Chicken & Rice

The Anchored Kitchen

A one-pot meal that could not produce more flavor. This one-pot meal is ready in just over 30 minutes total. Perfect for a busy weeknight.

22. Rice and Chicken Venezuelan Style

LUNCHDINNER

Rice and Chicken Venezuelan Style

Mi Terruño Food

If you're looking for ideas on making a chicken casserole or one-pot rice, this is the recipe for you! It is also a very economical recipe because rice goes a long way, and you can use inexpensive chicken pieces like wings or thighs. Mix all that with some spices, and you get a wholesome and delicious plate of food.

23. Chicken Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice

LUNCHDINNER

Chicken Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice

Chef'd

So, you love this dish at your favorite Indian restaurant, but you haven’t tried to recreate it at home because you don’t happen to have a clay oven? This winning combination of fragrant, succulent chicken bathed in a creamy tomato sauce can be ready in under an hour.

24. One Pan Mediterranean Chicken and Rice

LUNCHDINNER

One Pan Mediterranean Chicken and Rice

Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

This one pan Mediterranean chicken is a wonder with lots of warm spices, lemon, and rice, all baked together into a complete meal. Marinating the chicken overnight really lets those flavors soak in.

25. Piri Piri Chicken with Portuguese Fried Rice

LUNCHDINNER

Piri Piri Chicken with Portuguese Fried Rice

Chef's Opinion

This Piri Piri Chicken with Portuguese Fried Rice reaches culinary heaven!

26. Chicken Ginger Congee

BREAKFASTSIDE DISH

Mum's Chicken Ginger Congee

Enlightened Foodie

Perfect for breakfast or any time of the day, this traditional Chinese dish is incredibly comforting.

27. Easy Chicken Tikka Masala Meatballs

HEALTHYLUNCH

Easy Chicken Tikka Masala Meatballs

Feed Me Phoebe

This easy chicken tikka masala recipe turns the Indian classic dish into meatballs! It's gluten-free, healthy, and uses yogurt instead of heavy cream.

28. Chicken Valencia Paella

DINNERMAIN DISH

Chicken Valencia Paella

SideChef

Chicken Valencia Paella is the perfect dish to impress your family this weekend. This saffron-packed delicacy has everything you need: your proteins, veggies, and grains, all in one mind-blowing scrumptious dish. Brunch never looked so delicious!

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