15 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner

Enjoy all of the flavor with none of the stress with this simple and delicious 15 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner.

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  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 12 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 12 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins


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


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

    Step 1

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

    Step 2

  • Add chicken, onions and garlic. Cook chicken for 3 minutes per side, or until chicken has started to brown.

    Step 3

  • Stir in soup and chicken broth. Add rice. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.

    Step 4

  • Lower heat to a simmer and cook, covered, for 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through (165º F).

    Step 5

  • Let sit for 3-5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Garnish with parsley, if using.

    Recipe Tip

    For added color and nutrients, pair this dish with a medley of steamed or roasted vegetables.

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.

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 don’t have time to wait for a slow-cooker, an oven-baked casserole is exactly what you need! Ready in just 35 minutes, this Creamy Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole combines sautéed vegetables, broth, condensed soup, chicken and rice into a complete meal.

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 make a mug “mac” and cheese recipe in minutes using your microwave? Made with just 5 ingredients — Minute® Ready to Serve Rice, milk, Cheddar, cream cheese and garlic powder — this quick side pairs perfectly with rotisserie chicken for a complete meal.

Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

A favorite all-American combo, chicken, broccoli and rice make for a comforting and simple meal, any time. Try this hearty combination in our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli. Make dinnertime a breeze with one of our Instant Rice varieties, rotisserie chicken and frozen broccoli.

Chicken and Yellow Rice

At Minute® Rice, we know you love to enjoy the flavors of dishes like seasoned yellow rice. 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 you’ll want to try, stat! To start, try our microwavable Chicken Curry Rice Salad made with curry powder, rice and mayo or plain Greek yogurt for a creamy touch.

Try adding a bit more spice to your meal with Thai curry paste and a comforting bowl of Creamy Thai 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, such as thyme, oregano or basil. Serve with a side of roasted tomatoes and asparagus for a complete meal. You’ll also want to try our recipe for Lemon Feta Chicken.

Spanish & Mexican Chicken and Rice

Spanish and Mexican rice may often be used interchangeably on account of their wide variety of uses. However, these two are actually different. We’ll help you distinguish the different nuances to impress your friends and family.

Spanish rice is often yellow due to the saffron or turmeric used in the recipe. It has milder flavors from vegetables. A Mexican Rice Recipe 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 made with chicken, veggies, salt, butter and white rice. There are plenty of different spices you can add depending on the flavor you want in the final dish. For example, add Cajun seasoning for a New Orleans-inspired take on a classic.

Cajun Chicken and Rice

Speaking of Louisiana, learn how simple it is to make your own Cajun-inspired meal with chicken and rice. Use a prepared seasoning mix to flavor your dish or make a large homemade batch with paprika, garlic powder, oregano, parsley, salt, pepper and cayenne. Then, whip up a savory pot of Red Beans and Rice!

Cuban Chicken and Rice

The dynamic duo is more than just a convenient dinner combo. Its worldwide popularity has made it part of iconic dishes like arroz con pollo. 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. 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. This dish has subtle nuances from the Cuban version including the use of pigeon peas and a cooking base, or sofrito, of herbs, spices and veggies.

On days when you’re really pushed for time, try our Microwave Egg Fried Rice.

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