15 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner

Enjoy all of the flavor with none of the dinner-time stress with this simple, creamy and delicious 15 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner made with Minute® Instant White Rice.

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Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • chopped parsley (optional)

Instructions

  • If you have 15 minutes to spare, you can make this perfectly creamy and delicious chicken and rice dinner tonight! This flavor-packed recipe couldn’t be simpler or more satisfying.

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet on medium-high heat.

    Step 2

  • Add chicken and cover. Cook for 4 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

    Step 3

  • Add soup, chicken broth and water to skillet. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.

    Step 4

  • Stir in rice, garlic powder and onion powder. Top with chicken; cover.

    Step 5

  • Cook on low heat for 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through (170º F).

    Step 6

  • Let sit for 5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Serve sprinkled with chopped parsley, if using.

Simply Delicious

Think you have to give up flavor and quality in your meals because you’re short on time? Think again! You can always count on an easy and delicious meal with Minute® Rice, no matter how busy life gets.

This wonderfully simple 15 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner made with Minute® Instant White Rice takes minimal time and effort but is bursting with flavor. It’s perfectly seasoned with garlic and onion and cooked to creamy perfection in a mixture of cream of chicken soup and chicken broth. Add a side of your favorite steamed or grilled veggies for an incredibly-satisfying, complete meal. You’ll wonder why you ever settled for frozen meals or greasy takeout!

To help make meal time even easier, we’re taking a deep dive into the dynamic duo of chicken and rice with cooking methods, fun flavors and recipe inspiration for your meals!

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

When your schedule has you feeling stressed and dinner is the last thing on your mind, your Instant Pot, pressure cooker, or slow cooker can be a true lifesaver! Start with the sauté function using chicken breasts or boneless thighs and veggies. Then, add in water or broth, rice and seasonings and set to the manufacturer’s instructions and you’re good to go!

Note: Since our Minute® Rice is so conveniently quick to make in an Instant Pot, we suggest making sure the other ingredients such as chicken or vegetables are cooked almost completely before adding in the rice. Recipes may vary.

Chicken and Rice Bake

If you’re looking for a chicken and rice meal that you can set and forget, but you don’t have time to wait for a slow-cooker, an oven-baked casserole is exactly what you need! Try this Creamy Chicken Casserole ready in just 30 minutes with sautéed vegetables, broth, condensed soup, chicken and rice.

Cheesy Chicken and Rice

One delicious way to give your dinner a tasty touch is with cheese! While you can always sprinkle your favorite shredded cheese on top of chicken and rice, why not try mixing cream cheese into your freshly cooked rice for a creamy touch? Or, broil Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs on top of your oven-baked dish for a wonderful finish.

Did you know you can even make a mug “mac” and cheese recipe in minutes using your microwave? With just 5 ingredients like Minute® Ready to Serve Rice, milk, Cheddar, cream cheese, garlic powder and you’re set! Pair with rotisserie chicken for added protein.

Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Perhaps considered to be the All-American complete meal, this trifecta of ingredients is perfect for a comforting and simple meal any time — especially when it’s tossed together in a creamy oven-baked casserole. To make your life easier use our Instant Rice varieties, rotisserie chicken and frozen broccoli to make dinner time a breeze. The only other thing you’ll need is your favorite cheese!

Chicken and Yellow Rice

At Minute® Rice, we know you love to enjoy the flavors of dishes like seasoned yellow rice but might not have the time to spend over the stove. That’s why we’ve created simple meal options like our Ready to Serve Yellow Rice that you can top with all kinds of ingredients including cooked chicken and veggies. Make your next chicken and rice dish using this convenient and microwavable rice!

Curry Chicken And Rice

If you just love the taste of curry in meals, we’ve got a few meal ideas to try that don’t require a long list of ingredients. To start, try something like this microwavable Chicken Curry Rice Salad using just 1 tsp of curry powder with rice and mayo or plain Greek yogurt to add a creamy touch.

Or, you can add a bit more spice to your meal with Thai curry paste in a comforting bowl of Creamy Thai Curry Soup

Lemon Chicken and Rice

Want to add a Mediterranean touch to your meal? Look to your fridge and pantry for help! Enhancing the flavor of your meal can be as simple as coating your chicken breast with lemon juice before cooking and infusing your rice cooking water with dried herbs and broth such as thyme, oregano or basil. Serve with a side of roasted tomatoes and asparagus for a complete meal!

Spanish & Mexican Chicken and Rice

Spanish and Mexican rice may often be used interchangeably on account of their wide variety of uses as side or main dishes and burrito or enchilada fillings. However, these two are actually different and we’ll help you distinguish the different nuances to impress your friends or family!

Spanish rice is often identified as a more yellow rice because of the saffron or turmeric used with milder flavors from vegetables. Mexican rice uses spicier flavors such as jalapeños, green chilies or cumin and may be made with a combination of tomato sauce and water or broth for a rich red color.

Southern Chicken and Rice

For the ultimate comfort food, southern chicken and rice is generally a convenient one-pot meal using chicken, veggies, salt, butter and white rice. There are plenty of different spice ingredients you can add depending on your region, for example something more spicy for tex-mex or Cajun seasoning for a New Orleans classic.

Cajun Chicken and Rice

Speaking of Louisiana, learn how simple it is to make your own Cajun-inspired meal with chicken and rice straight from New Orleans. Use a prepared seasoning mix to flavor your dish or make a large homemade batch including paprika, garlic powder, oregano, parsley, salt, pepper and cayenne in this Instant Pot Cajun Chicken and Rice recipe.

Cuban Chicken and Rice

The dynamic duo is more than just a convenient dinner combo, it’s worldwide popularity has made it part of iconic dishes like arroz con pollo throughout Spain and in many Latin American countries like Cuba or Puerto Rico. Similar to Mexican rice, this dish uses a tomato and broth mixture to cook the rice along with cumin, annatto and turmeric to get the characteristic color, but the chicken is cooked with the rice rather than on the side or on top.

Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice

Another famous recipe for arroz con pollo is from Puerto Rico, which has subtle nuances from the Cuban version including the use of pigeon peas and a cooking base, or sofrito, of herbs, spices and veggies.