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Easy Stovetop Chicken and Rice is a simple go-to chicken dinner that is flavorful and only uses one pan! It a super quick dinner and one the whole family loves! On the table in minutes and the perfect weeknight dinner solution!

 Boil out of the Bag Chicken and Rice

Want something quick for dinner?  Head to your pantry and fridge for a few staple items and you can make this delicious Boil “Out of the Bag” Chicken and Rice!

One day I needed something very quick for dinner and didn’t have time to cook chicken and I had not bought a rotisserie that week. I can hear you all gasp! Very poor planning, I know!! Thus, this Boil “Out of the Bag” Chicken and Rice recipe was born. 

Boil in a Bag Rice is always in my cupboard! DO you have this too?? It’s such a convenient way to make rice quick!

I’ve gotta say that usually canned chicken just is not that appealing to me. Not really even sure why I had this in my pantry. Maybe have made a chicken salad (with lots of mayo and stuff to make it good) a time or two in a pinch. Really, I am not trying to talk you out of this! This dish is truly deliciously good!

Again, I say this dish is darn good for canned chicken and if you don’t tell anyone, I bet you can fool them. Can I also say how very easy on the wallet this is?? Right now with all this back to school shopping , my youngest is a senior in high school (whew what a year) and putting another kid through college, I need economical! Can anyone out there relate??? 

And if all your chicks have flown the nest, well, who doesn’t love a meal that is cheap, easy and really tasty?? I say this is a win for a weeknight meal!

Here’s What you Need

I keep all of these in my pantry and fridge for an easy go to meal!

  • Chunk White Chicken, Canned 
  • Chicken Broth
  • Boil in Bag Rice
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Butter
  • Garlic Salt (Not pictured – you know me it’s like the air I breath – so I forgot to put in pic) 

Those garbanzo beans peeking out in the back are for a pot of Spanish Bean Soup!  I am taking to my Sister (she just had a beautiful baby girl), Brother in law at his request and my nephew this week!

Chicken & Rice Ingredients

In a heavy bottom pot over high heat add in chicken (I use a small can, but if you like more chicken use a large sized can) and smoosh with a fork. Smoosh is a real word right??

chopped chicken sautéing in a sauce pan for this chicken and rice recipe

Pour in rice (yes cut the bag open and pour it in), chicken broth, salt, pepper, butter and a sprinkle of garlic salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to medium low to simmer for 20 minutes. 

a closeup of the uncooked rice and sautéed chicken ready to be boiled for this chicken and rice recipe

Fluff with a fork and serve. This one is really easy but really does taste delicious ya’ll!!

cooked and fluffed chicken and rice

 

Serve it with something simple like a green salad, or Instant Pot Green Beans! I made some Red Lobster type biscuits. Keep checking back I will have those on the blog soon! Oh so Yummy too!

a closeup of a serving of this homemade chicken and rice

 

Boil out of the Bag Chicken & Rice.
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Easy Stovetop Chicken and Rice

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Nikki Lee
Easy Stovetop Chicken and Rice is a simple go-to chicken dinner that is flavorful and only uses one pan! It a super quick dinner and one the whole family loves! On the table in minutes and the perfect weeknight dinner solution!
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Ingredients 

  • White Chunk Chicken, Canned
  • 3 bags Boil in Bag Rice, (cut bag open and pour in rice)
  • 2 ½ cups Chicken Broth
  • ½ stick butter
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • garlic salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a heavy bottom pot over high heat add in chicken and smoosh with a fork.
  • Pour in rice, chicken broth, salt, pepper, butter and a sprinkle of garlic salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to medium low to simmer for about 15 minutes. 
  • Fluff with a fork and serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 11 serving Calories: 147kcal (7%) Carbohydrates: 8g (3%) Protein: 7g (14%) Fat: 10g (15%) Saturated Fat: 5g (31%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 33mg (11%) Sodium: 806mg (35%)

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6 Comments

  1. I was checking out this meal, something different and it sounds good. I originally wanted to know how to cook cook the rice “out of the bag” & seen this meal, I will definitely be trying it, thanks!

    1. Thank you Kim! It’s something I made on day when I needed a really quick meal. I always keep boil in a bag rice in the pantry for something easy. You can also use minute or instant rice too. We all loved how good it was and it’s such a simple one too!

  2. 5 stars
    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this! It is so delicious and easy!! My husband loves it, too. It’s become one of his favorites. Thank you for a fantastic recipe!!

  3. 5 stars
    Loved your this Recipe and I can’t wait for the weekend to come so that I can cook this for my Lil brother. As he fond of Rice and chicken. Looking forward to more recipes like this, Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe with us. Best wishes and Regards.