#WhatsForDinner: 5 Ways to Spice Up Chicken and Rice

Chicken and Rice Recipes

With the spread of the coronavirus, it’s so important to stay inside and stay safe. Limiting your trips to the grocery store is so vital even though sometimes it is necessary. Today, instead of ordering out ordering delivery, takeout, curbside, it’s time to use up what you have in your pantry. So many people love chicken and they love rice but they don’t know what to do with it. So, today we’re going to bring you 5 recipes to spice up your chicken and rice food items with items that you may have in your pantry or items that you can easily substitute. Remember, if you have to go to the store, stay safe, wash your hands and go in and get exactly what you need.

One Dish Chicken & Rice Bake

This first recipe is super easy and has four out of five stars with over 653 reviews. It’s a Campbell’s recipe and only takes 5 minutes to prep one hour to cook and serves four people. It’s perfect for your little family. All you need is one can of Campbell’s condensed cream of mushroom soup or Campbells condensed 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup, water, 3/4 cup uncooked long-grain white rice, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, and one and 1/4 pound skinless boneless chicken breast halves. This is a great go-to recipe if you have these ingredients and have those seasonings. Plus, it’s really easy, really simple and if you have to go to the store all you really need is one can of soup. Not to mention, it only costs $7.96 per recipe! Talk about savings and talk about delicious. *click the title for the full recipe

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One-Pot Chicken & Rice

This next recipe is by Iowa Girl Eats and serves 6 people. For this recipe, all you need is butter, chopped Carrots, salt and pepper, long-grain white rice, dried minced onion, dried minced garlic, parsley flakes, chicken stock, and two small chicken breasts. What’s great about this recipe is even if you don’t have all of the flavorings all the seasonings you can add and take out whatever you want or whatever you have and make it your own. The best part? It really doesn’t take long to make and is a delicious way to stay healthy and use up that chicken and rice you have in your fridge and pantry. *click the title for the full recipe

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Skillet Chicken & Rice

If you love spices, and you have a ton in your pantry, it’s time to use those up! With this yellow Bliss Road Skillet Chicken and Rice recipe, all you need is 1 lb. of chicken tenderloins or thin chicken breasts, 1 1/2 cups of long-grain white rice, 4 cups chicken stock, one onion, garlic cloves, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, paprika, onion powder, red pepper flakes if you want them, and a tablespoon of olive oil. We know all you moms out there have a pantry full of spices that you never get to use, so use them up today with this delicious recipe and feed your family in under an hour. *click the title for the full recipe

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One-Skillet Cheesy Chicken and Rice with Broccoli

Looking for a way to get in some veggies? Check out this One Skillet Cheesy Chicken and Rice with Broccoli recipe. All you need is 1 lb. of chicken breasts, a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of pepper, a teaspoon of garlic powder, a tablespoon of olive oil, 1 cup white rice, 1 cup carrots, three cloves garlic, 2 1/2 cups chicken stock, 2 cups broccoli florets, and 1 cup grated cheddar. This is a great recipe for the kids because it has all the nutrients that they need plus that awesome cheesy flavor to get them to eat those green veggies. Enjoy! *click the title for the full recipe

Chicken and Rice Recipes
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Crock Pot Chicken and Rice

Alright, moms, it’s time to dust off that crockpot and get things started. For this crockpot chicken and rice recipe, all you need is long grain Brown rice, carrots, a shallot or small onion, Dijon mustard commo boneless skinless chicken breasts, garlic powder, thyme, salt, pepper, low sodium chicken broth, frozen peas, nonfat plain Greek yogurt, sharp cheddar cheese comma and parsley for serving. If you don’t have all these ingredients substitute what you can and use up what you have too and make this a really delicious crockpot dinner for your family. *click the title for the full recipe

Chicken and Rice Recipes
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