You’ve spent the day shuttling the kids to and from school and running around town completing errands. Maybe you’ve accomplished some much needed housework. It’s those days I wish I would just call the husband and ask for take-out. On the days I know I’m going to feel overworked, I’m glad I have meal planning in place to help me with easy dinners! Some days, a satisfying and easy chicken and rice dinner is exactly what we need to complete the day.
I know how important it is to have easy meals to prepare at night. In my opinion, chicken and rice are two of the easiest and most versatile dishes. There’s very little in the way of prep that must be done with chicken or rice in order for it to come out well either.
In the very least, chicken is probably what we eat the most of. So, I like to have a list of easy chicken and rice dinners on hand.
15 Easy Chicken and Rice Dinners
Now, by easy, I don’t necessarily mean “quick.” Though you will find some quick weeknight chicken dinners here. But for me, easy often means little prep, even if the meal cooks a little while in the oven. I mean, a good roasted chicken recipe is EASY, but take a while to cook, right? And that’s totally worth the time if you have it.
You will find some family-pleasing, easy chicken and rice dinners here that are also quick. I should have you covered, no matter what you’re looking for!
Chicken Fajita Rice Skillet Meal from Inspiring Savings
One Pot Chicken Broccoli Rice from I Don’t Have Time for That
Instant Pot Chicken and Rice from Cleverly Me
Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe from Outnumbered 3 to 1
Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole from Pink When
One Pot Spanish Chicken and Rice from Living Sweet Moments
Teriyaki Chicken and Rice from A Mom’s Take
Healthy Chicken Rice and Bean Soup from Mommy Snippets
Homemade Chicken and Rice Soup from Organized Island
Easy Chicken and Yellow Rice from SAHM, plus…
Fire Grilled Chicken Tenders and Mexican Rice from Pizzazzerie
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole from Pink When
Chicken-and-Rice Lettuce Wraps from Tara Teaspoon
Southwest Skillet Chicken and Rice from Living Sweet Moments
Better than Take-out Chicken Fried Rice from Pint-Sized Treasures
And, don’t forget, you can make your own homemade crock-pot chicken broth, which is super easy and perfect for any of the recipes above that call for chicken broth or chicken stock.