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
- Garlic Salt (Not pictured – you know me it’s like the air I breath – so I forgot to put in pic)
Those garbanzo beans peaking out in the back are for a pot of Spanish Bean Soup (old post so forgive it please)! I am taking to my Sister (she just had a beautiful baby girl), Brother in law at his request and my nephew this week!
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??
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.
Fluff with a fork and serve. This one is really easy but really does taste delicious ya’ll!!
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!
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- White Chunk Chicken, Canned
- 3 bags Boil in Bag Rice (cut bag open and pour in rice)
- 2 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- garlic salt to taste
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.
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