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33 Of The Best Chicken And Rice Recipes To Make For Dinner

It’s a classic that could probably use a remix in your repertoire.
05/17/2018 05:48am ET
Half Baked Harvest/Lovely Little Kitchen

It’s a proven fact that looking at food will make you hungry, and that’s why we’re craving chicken and rice for dinner this week.

When you see an image of delicious-looking food, your stomach releases a hormone called ghrelin into your bloodstream, stimulating your appetite. You haven’t been imagining it, and it’s not just psychological: It’s a very real physical phenomenon.

If you want to test this for yourself, watch this video about Israeli chicken pilaf from Frankie Celenza, whose virtues we’ve praised before here at HuffPost:

Now you’re hungry for chicken and rice, right?

It’s only natural that you’d want to make every possible version, so we’ve got 33 recipes below that cover all the bases, from creamy casseroles to fiesta skillets and, of course, plenty of options for your slow cooker and Instant Pot.

1
One Pan Autumn Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
Half Baked Harvest
Get the One Pan Autumn Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole recipe from Half Baked Harvest
2
Fiesta Chicken and Rice
Oh Sweet Basil
Get the Fiesta Chicken and Rice recipe from Oh Sweet Basil
3
One Pan Mexican Chicken and Rice
The Girl Who Ate Everything
Get the One Pan Mexican Chicken and Rice recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything
4
Crock Pot Chicken and Rice
Well Plated
Get the Crock Pot Chicken and Rice recipe from Well Plated
5
Chili Lime Mango Chicken and Rice
Lovely Little Kitchen
Get the Chili Lime Mango Chicken and Rice recipe from Lovely Little Kitchen
6
Skillet Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla Rice Bake
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Skillet Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla Rice Bake recipe from Half Baked Harvest
7
Golden Instant Pot Chicken and Rice
Well Plated
Get the Golden Instant Pot Chicken and Rice recipe from Well Plated
8
Slow Cooker Chicken Rice Casserole
Simply Recipes
Get the Slow Cooker Chicken Rice Casserole recipe from Simply Recipes
9
One Pot Chicken and Rice Dinner
Lovely Little Kitchen
Get the One Pot Chicken and Rice Dinner recipe from Lovely Little Kitchen
10
Creamy Chicken With White and Wild Rice Casserole
Oh Sweet Basil
Get the Creamy Chicken With White and Wild Rice Casserole recipe from Oh Sweet Basil
11
Instant Pot Thai Chicken
Completely Delicious
Get the Instant Pot Thai Chicken recipe from Completely Delicious
12
Easy Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Rice
Lovely Little Kitchen
Get the Easy Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Rice recipe from Lovely Little Kitchen
13
Indian Butter Chicken
Averie Cooks
Get the Indian Butter Chicken recipe from Averie Cooks
14
One Skillet Fajita Style Chicken and Rice
Lovely Little Kitchen
Get the One Skillet Fajita Style Chicken and Rice recipe from Lovely Little Kitchen
15
Crockpot Creamy Cashew Chicken
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Crockpot Creamy Cashew Chicken recipe from Half Baked Harvest
16
Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Casserole
Damn Delicious
Get the Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Casserole recipe from Damn Delicious
17
Spanish Chicken and Rice
Foodie Crush
Get the Spanish Chicken and Rice recipe from Foodie Crush
18
One Pan Coconut Chicken Curry and Rice
The Girl Who Ate Everything
Get the One Pan Coconut Chicken Curry and Rice recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything
19
One Pot Beans, Chicken and Rice
Damn Delicious
Get the One Pot Beans, Chicken and Rice recipe from Damn Delicious
20
Chicken Biryani With Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
Feasting At Home
Get the Chicken Biryani With Cilantro Yogurt Sauce recipe from Feasting at Home
21
Homemade Teriyaki Chicken and Rice
Lovely Little Kitchen
Get the Homemade Teriyaki Chicken and Rice recipe from Lovely Little Kitchen
22
Lime Cilantro Chicken With Mixed Rice and Black Beans
Averie Cooks
23
Pomegranate Sesame Chicken With Ginger Rice Pilaf
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Pomegranate Sesame Chicken With Ginger Rice Pilaf recipe from Half Baked Harvest
24
20-Minute Cilantro Chicken With Rice and Beans
Averie Cooks
Get the 20-Minute Cilantro Chicken With Rice and Beans recipe from Averie Cooks
25
Crockpot Chicken and Rice
Oh Sweet Basil
Get the Crockpot Chicken and Rice recipe from Oh Sweet Basil
26
Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken and Rice
Damn Delicious
Get the Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken and Rice recipe from Damn Delicious
27
Chicken and Rice Casserole
Pinch Of Yum
Get the Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe from Pinch of Yum
28
Grilled Tandoori Chicken
Averie Cooks
Get the Grilled Tandoori Chicken recipe from Averie Cooks
29
One-Pot Autumn Herb Roasted Chicken With Butter Toasted Wild Rice Pilaf
Half Baked Harvest
30
Pressure Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
Averie Cooks
Get the Pressure Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala recipe from Averie Cooks
31
Pressure Cooker Chipotle Chicken and Rice Bowls
Simply Recipes
Get the Pressure Cooker Chipotle Chicken and Rice Bowls recipe from Simply Recipes
32
Weeknight Chicken Biryani
Simply Recipes
Get the Weeknight Chicken Biryani recipe from Simply Recipes
33
One Pan Chicken Fajita
The Girl Who Ate Everything
Get the One Pan Chicken Fajita recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything
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