BBQ Chicken and Rice Dinner

This original recipe has been improved throughout generations; a quick and easy-to-prepare, dinner-time dish.

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BBQ Chicken and Rice Dinner

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 4)
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1 cup frozen or canned whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice


  • An all-time classic, this recipe is quick and simple to make using Minute® Instant White Rice.

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm.

    Step 2

  • Add water, 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce and corn to skillet. Bring to a boil.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice. Top with chicken; cover. Reduce heat to low; cook for 5 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate and slice. Serve rice topped with chicken and remaining 1/4 cup barbecue sauce.

What Sides Go Well With BBQ Chicken?

This recipe calls for  Minute® White Rice and sweet corn as sides, however there are plenty of other sides that pair well with barbecue chicken. For example, try serving your barbecue chicken with avocado and salad greens in this BBQ Chicken and Rice Bowl. Alternatively, green salsa or enchilada sauce also goes great with barbecue chicken, as seen in this Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice. You can even try this Mexican Rice Recipe.

Frozen Corn

Frozen corn is a versatile ingredient and a quick way to add some veggies to meals, as in this Creamed Corn and Jalapeño Chicken Rice dish. The great thing about frozen corn is that it actually takes less time to prepare than canned corn and also retains a fresh taste so it’s as if you are eating it straight off the cob. 

For best results, you are going to want to fry the frozen corn in a skillet instead of boiling it in water as this will ensure you get the best flavor.

The Best Way to Cook Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast

There’s nothing worse than biting into a dry, rubbery chicken breast. Luckily, cooking chicken breast so that it retains its juiciness isn’t so difficult. Before cooking chicken breast, let it sit in a bowl on the kitchen counter separate from your other ingredients for a few minutes. This will allow it to rise to room temperature. Chicken at room temperature will cook quicker and more evenly than chicken straight out the fridge. 

You’ll then want to tenderize the chicken breasts by gently pounding them to an even thickness. Tenderizing chicken breasts ensures that the chicken stays juicy when cooked, and will give it a softer texture. Once your chicken is tenderized, salt both sides and add it to a preheated pan. Keep an eye on the chicken in the pan to make sure that it doesn’t overcook. 

Leave your chicken to sit for a few minutes after cooking. This will allow the juices to naturally redistribute themselves in the meat.

Once you’ve mastered cooking chicken breasts, why not try a different recipe like this Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken.

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