Chicken and Rice Recipes

Spicy Chicken and Rice
Photo: © Dan Goldberg

Chicken and rice is a classic, fail-safe combination that can been enjoyed in so many different ways. From Hainan chicken with rice to creamy soups, here are great chicken and rice recipes for simple weeknight dinners.

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Chicken and Rice with Fresh Chorizo

Chicken and Rice with Fresh Chorizo
© Quentin Bacon

"In the Amazon, cooks make a Portuguese-style chorizo that's very good," says Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. He uses it with other local ingredients in this spin on a Latin classic.

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Indonesian Coconut Rice with Chicken and Zucchini

Indonesian Coconut Rice with Chicken and Zucchini
© Ben Dearnley

Luscious is the word for this Indonesian version of chicken and rice. Coconut milk spiced with cumin and coriander cooks into the rice and sauces the whole dish.

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Hainan Chicken with Rice and Two Sauces

Hainan Chicken with Rice and Two Sauces
© John Kernick

This delicately scented dish, one of Peter Ting's childhood favorites, gets its name from the Chinese island of Hainan; it's popular in Malaysia and Singapore too. Ting is obsessed with perfecting the bold scallion and chile dipping sauces that accompany it.

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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Amanda Johnson uses leftover chicken or turkey, and wild rice harvested nearby, to make this lovely soup.

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Rice Cooker Ginger Chicken and Rice

Rice-Cooker Ginger Chicken and Rice
© Antonis Achilleos

Throw all of your ingredients into the rice cooker and you'll be enjoying a flavorful, one-pot meal in no time!

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Turmeric Chicken and Rice

Turmeric Chicken Stew
Abby Hocking

"This is a simple one-pot chicken-and-rice dish, but the turmeric adds color, spice and flavor," Edward Lee says. "That makes it a winner in my house." He recommends using a whole organic chicken so you know exactly where the bird came from and serving the dish family-style.

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Spicy Chicken and Rice

Spicy Chicken and Rice
© Dan Goldberg

Medium-grain Spanish rice, such as Valencia, is naturally creamy, so it nicely absorbs the flavors of this classic Spanish dish.

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