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20 Irresistible Chicken and Brown Rice Recipes to Try Now

Who knew that chicken and brown rice could be so delicious?

Whether you’re looking for a simple one-pot dinner, a comforting casserole, or something really special to serve for your next gathering, this collection of my best chicken and brown rice recipes has something for everyone.

From healthy dishes with global flavors like teriyaki and fajitas to satisfying weeknight meals made in just minutes (yes, it can be done!), there’s no shortage of ideas here.

So grab some ingredients from the pantry and get cooking—you won’t regret it!

Oven Baked Chicken and Brown Rice

1. One Pan Chicken and Brown Rice with Vegetables

I’m all about quick, effortless meals and this one-pan chicken and brown rice dish with vegetables is just that. Not to mention it is loaded with flavor!

This savory recipe has everything you need: tender pieces of chicken breast, savory vegetables like mushrooms, onion, and garlic mixed together with flavorful spices.

On top of that, we get a hearty helping of brown rice cooked in the same pan right alongside the delicious ingredients.

It doesn’t ask much from you either – prepping your ingredients takes only minutes and then all these flavors come together while cooking way faster than any takeout food ever could.

Plus you can adjust it to your particular tastes – anything from a more buttery taste to a spicier kick – just go for whatever suits you best!

2. Creamy Baked Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole

Sometimes it can be difficult to find a dinner that everyone in the family enjoys, especially when you’re trying to make something healthy but also delicious.

That’s why this creamy chicken and brown rice casserole is such a great recipe!

With just the right amount of Thai red curry paste to create bold flavors, this dish has all the beautiful textures: perfectly cooked chicken breasts, nutty brown rice, and crunchy onions complimented with gorgeous herbs like garlic and cilantro.

All blended in a lightly spiced coconut milk sauce – what more could you want?

Plus, it’s an easy one-pan meal that takes just over an hour.

3. Simple Chicken and Rice

There’s nothing quite like a classic, comforting bowl of chicken and rice.

With this easy recipe, you can make the same dish you love with minimal effort in either an Instant Pot or on the stovetop.

It’s filled with your favorite flavors as well as some healthy veggies to keep things interesting like carrots and onion.

This wholesome meal is also packed with protein, making it an ideal choice for a satisfying weeknight dinner your whole family will enjoy!

Sprinkle in some spices to taste so that everyone can tailor the flavors to their own preference.

4. Creamy Chicken and Brown Rice Soup

It’s time to warm up with a comforting bowl of Creamy Chicken and Brown Rice Soup!

This delicious one-pot meal comes together in no time, and it’s packed full of flavor from the chicken, rice, vegetables, and herbs.

The creamy broth adds richness without weighing down the meal – it’s light yet hearty enough for a family dinner.

And best of all, you can easily customize this soup to your tastes by adding different veggies or proteins.

Every spoonful is a promising balance between lots of juicy cooked chicken bits along with flavorful cooked veggies on top of tender brown rice smothered in a creamy coconut milk broth.

5. Healthy Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole with Vegetables

This comforting casserole is the perfect way to get a nutritious, delicious dinner on the table.

This dish is filled with soft brown rice, juicy chicken pieces, crunchy vegetables, and lots of cheese.

All these elements create different textures for each bite making it a joy to eat!

What’s more, this dish is incredibly easy to throw together – it only takes 30 minutes of active cooking time and then 20 minutes in the oven.

That makes it so much easier during busy weeknights!

Plus all the ingredients can easily be customized – switch up whatever vegetables or meats you want.

6. Mexican Brown Rice Casserole

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly, tasty weeknight dinner that the whole family will love, look no further than this Mexican Brown Rice Casserole.

The flavorful mix of brown rice, refried beans, and enchilada sauce create a hearty base that is filled with flavor.

Add some chili flakes if you’re feeling adventurous!

Then top it off with lots of cheese for an extra cheesy finish.

This meal only takes about 30 minutes to make and can be served right out of the oven – perfect for busy days.

It’s full of protein and goodness, so give it a try tonight!

7. Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

This Chicken Teriyaki Bowl is a great way to make sure you’re getting all the important food groups in one meal!

It has protein from the chicken, carbs from brown rice, and a delicious assortment of veggies including broccoli, scallions, and garlic.

All of these flavors come together with a tasty teriyaki sauce made from soy sauce and light brown sugar.

Plus, it’s easy enough to put together in less than an hour!

Plus, thanks to its versatility everyone can customize their bowl just the way they like it.

Add extra sriracha for spicy fans or leave out the sesame oil for those who don’t care for them—it’s totally up to you!

8. Brown Rice Chicken Biryani

For anyone who loves the flavor and texture of traditional biryani but is looking for a slightly healthier version, then look no further.

This brown rice chicken biryani is packed full of protein, delicious spices, and perfectly cooked onions.

With a savory mix of flavors with just the right hint of spice, this dish will surely satisfy everyone’s cravings.

The amazing part about this recipe is that it’s so easy to make!

Plus you have absolute control over the amount of heat you add – if you want more spiciness, just ramp up the red chili powder!

Finally, finish off your creation with a dollop of yogurt on top for added tangy goodness.

9. Chicken Curry Veggie Rice Bowls

If you love big, bold flavors, this chicken curry veggie rice bowl is the perfect meal for you.

The combination of curry powder and turmeric creates a rich and earthy flavor that will have your taste buds singing.

The brown rice provides a great foundation for this flavorful dish and the veggies add freshness and nutrition.

Not to mention, it’s incredibly easy to make!

With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this delectable dinner in no time at all.

Plus, you won’t feel overly full after eating – it’s low-fat but high in protein.

10. Herb Chicken & Mushrooms with Brown Rice

When dinner time rolls around, I’m always looking for something easy and simple to make.

Fortunately, this recipe ticks all the boxes – it’s simple, delicious, and healthy!

Tender chicken thighs are wrapped in a blanket of herbs while mushrooms provide an earthy twist.

The brown rice cooks perfectly every time so you can be sure your dinner will turn out just right.

Finally, a few drops of warm garlic paste infuses the entire dish with flavor.

11. Easy Spiced Chicken Salad with Brown Rice

What’s not to love about this easy and delicious spiced chicken salad?

It is full of nutritious ingredients like brown rice, fresh cucumber, and mint that are great for summer.

Not only is it healthy, but the flavors in this dish really come alive when they combine together.

The zesty lemon juice cuts through the hearty spiced chicken while the garlic pairs perfectly with all of the other ingredients.

Plus, you can easily adjust the spice mix based on your own tastes.

This is an ideal meal if you’re looking for something both flavorful and nourishing!

12. Blackened Chicken Brown Rice Bowls

If you’re looking for a flavorful and easy weeknight meal, these blackened chicken brown rice bowls are it!

This dish is full of all the delicious components you need to make a great dinner – bold spices, protein-rich chicken, hearty grains, and loads of nutritious veggies.

The avocado cream takes this one over the top with its creamy texture and mouth-watering flavor.

These bowls are also perfect for customization – add your favorite toppings or swap out ingredients to cater the bowl to your tastes.

It’s easy to see why blackened chicken brown rice bowls have become my go-to meal after a long day in the kitchen.

13. Crockpot Chicken and Rice

It doesn’t get any easier and more delicious than this Crockpot Chicken and Rice!

The slow cooker does all the work, combining savory chicken thighs with garlic, onion, parsley flakes, oregano, and lemon zest.

Then add buttery brown rice for a comforting meal your whole family will love.

This simple dish offers up a ton of flavor – not to mention fiber-rich carbs – without being overly heavy or too time-consuming.

Plus it reheats like a dream so you can make it once and have dinners for days (weekends included).

14. Chicken Burrito Skillet

When you need an easy dinner that’s full of flavor, this chicken burrito skillet is it.

And it takes just 30 minutes to prepare!

This burrito bowl is a crowd-pleaser packed with black beans and succulent chicken in a zesty tomato base.

It’s sure to be a hit at your next Cinco de Mayo celebration or weeknight dinner.

The best part?

You can customize the flavors to your liking!

Add veggies like bell peppers and corn or switch up the cheese for something extra cheesy.

Serve it with chips, guacamole, and salsa for extra deliciousness.

15. Honey Sriracha Chicken and Broccoli Meal Prep Bowls

This sheet-pan meal comes together quickly and is packed with flavor.

The perfect combination of sweet and spicy, you’ll love the delicious combination of Sriracha sauce, honey, cornstarch, sesame oil, and more.

Plus the broccoli adds a nice crunch that pairs perfectly with the lightly crisped brown rice – making this a hearty yet healthy (and tasty) meal.

Whether served as a main dish or prepped in advance for later in the week – it isn’t one to miss!

16. Lighter Chicken Fried Rice

When it comes to comfort food, chicken fried rice never gets old.

But if you’re looking for a lighter version that still hits all the flavors, this recipe is the one!

It’s loaded with veggies and brown rice for extra fiber – plus the crunch of sesame oil and zest from fresh ginger and garlic.

Best of all, it only takes about 40 minutes to whip up a batch!

Plus there are plenty of ways to customize your fried rice – add in more vegetables or protein as desired.

Whether you’re a fan of traditional takeout fare or mix-and-match Asian eats, this healthier version is sure to please even the pickiest eater.

17. Southwest Chicken and Rice Bowls

When it comes to a filling, delicious and nutritious meal, these Southwest Chicken and Rice Bowls check all the boxes.

They’re easy to make, they’re packed with protein-rich chicken, whole grains like brown rice or quinoa, loads of veggies like bell peppers and corn – plus zesty flavors from taco seasoning and diced tomatoes and chilies.

Plus, you can customize them by adding more heat if you want an extra kick of spice.

These bowls are enjoyable for the whole family!

18. Brown Rice, Broccoli, and Chicken Bake

When it comes to quick and tasty dinners, this brown rice, broccoli, and chicken bake is a real crowd-pleasing option!

The dish has every flavor you could possibly want.

You get just the right amount of savory sweetness from the rice as well as tons of umami flavor from the mushrooms.

Then, when you add in plenty of vegetables like broccoli and onion plus lean protein from chicken breast chunks – it’s basically a meal that’s designed for nutritional excellence!

Plus, the best part about this dish is how easy it is to prepare.

Just mix all your ingredients together in one big bowl then dump them into an oven-safe baking sheet lined with parchment paper before letting your oven do all the hard work.

Afterward, you’ll have a hearty dinner ready to go in under 40 minutes!

19. Chicken with Brown Rice and Mushrooms

This comforting dish is a favorite for a reason – it’s one of the most versatile meals out there!

With a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this delicious, family-friendly meal in no time.

The savory mushroom flavors blend with deliciously juicy chicken thighs to create an unforgettable flavor experience that will keep everyone coming back for more.

Not only does this nutritious dish taste amazing, but it’s also easy to customize – swap the mushrooms for beans or use quinoa instead of brown rice if you’re feeling creative.

20. Spicy Thai Chicken and Brown Rice Bowls

If you’re looking for a flavorful and satisfying meal, this Spicy Thai Chicken and Brown Rice Bowl is it!

It’s packed with authentic ingredients like peanut butter, tamari soy sauce, sesame oil, and Thai red curry paste – all of which makes for an amazing flavor combination.

The chicken is tender yet lightly crisped from the coconut oil as it cooks up in the skillet.

The brown rice adds extra texture to balance out the flavors.

And then there are all sorts of colorful veggies that add more nutrition – think carrots, bell peppers, cabbage, and green onions.

Served over top of some steaming hot white or brown jasmine rice; this savory dish will be sure to become a household favorite!

Best of all it takes just 49 minutes to make!

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Oven Baked Chicken and Brown Rice

20 Easy Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Collection

Sure, chicken and brown rice are a classic combination, but they don't have to be boring! In this article, I'm sharing 20 of my favorite chicken and brown rice recipes that are sure to please even the pickiest eaters. From hearty casseroles to quick and easy one-pan dinners, there's something here for everyone.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 611 kcal


  • Creamy Baked Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole
  • Simple Chicken and Rice
  • Creamy Chicken and Brown Rice Soup
  • Healthy Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole with Vegetables
  • Mexican Brown Rice Casserole
  • Chicken Teriyaki Bowl
  • Brown Rice Chicken Biryani
  • Chicken Curry Veggie Rice Bowls
  • Herb Chicken & Mushrooms with Brown Rice
  • Easy Spiced Chicken Salad with Brown Rice
  • Blackened Chicken Brown Rice Bowls
  • Crockpot Chicken and Rice
  • Chicken Burrito Skillet
  • Honey Sriracha Chicken and Broccoli Meal Prep Bowls
  • Lighter Chicken Fried Rice
  • Southwest Chicken and Rice Bowls
  • Brown Rice, Broccoli and Chicken Bake
  • Chicken with Brown Rice and Mushrooms
  • Spicy Thai Chicken and Brown Rice Bowls


  • Pick your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Cook your meal in 30 minutes or less.
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Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.