Chicken and rice go hand in hand all over the world! The lean protein of chicken and the hearty starch of rice are a great basis for a nutritious meal.
1. Chicken and Rice Oh So Nice
This recipe won 3rd place in 2009’s recipe contest for its spin on New Orleans flavours. It combines Cajun seasoning, barbeque sauce, and habanera sauce for a heat that doesn’t drown out the other flavours in the dish.
2. Grilled Chicken Tikka & Wholegrain Rice Pilaf
This pilaf, full of toasted spices, peas, and raisins, is a healthy side dish to add to any meal. The yogurt in the chicken marinade will keep it moist and flavourful.
3. Spiced Chicken, Spinach & Brown Rice Salad
Served hot or cold, this salad is a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken. With all the herbs and veggies, this salad is filled with vibrant colours making it look as appetizing as it tastes! Cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, and cumin are all known for rich but intense flavours, so keep an eye out while cooking if you're new to them. Crushing these spices just before cooking also ensures that you're maximizing the flavour potential.
4. Spanish Chicken & Rice
This variation on paella is just as delicious as the traditional preparation. Its exotic Spanish aromas will waft through your kitchen.
5. Mushroom Risotto with Chicken and Peas
Creamy risotto requires some patience but it’s always worth the wait.
6. Cheesy Brown Rice, Swiss Chard & Chicken Bake
A tasty “tried and true” fall casserole featuring savoury mushrooms, Swiss chard, brown rice and lean chicken. Bake in your favourite casserole dish or a deep dish pie plate.
7. Chicken, Wild Rice & Mushroom Phyllo Pie
This stunning pie serves up the familiar flavour combination of chicken and mushrooms in a new and exciting way. Kale and wild rice complete the pie filling for a hearty, delicious dish. Take the time to try this recipe - you’ll love it!
8. Chicken Paella
This traditional Spanish dish is simplified and quick. You could make it during the week. Make sure you use a good quality chorizo sausage and Spanish smoked paprika as they will make all the difference in the taste.