Chicken and Rice Dinner Recipe
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Chicken and Rice Dinner Recipe

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My family lines up seconds of this hearty main dish from my mother-in-law, Mary Lou Baumert—a great cook! In this easy tasty recipe, the chicken bakes to a beautiful golden brown.—Denise Baumert, Dalhart, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2-1/3 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

4-1/2 ounce-weight: 541 calories, 23g fat (6g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 504mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 38g protein


  1. Dredge chicken in flour. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil on all sides over medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the water, rice, milk, salt, poultry seasoning and pepper. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with chicken.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Garnish with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken and Rice Dinner in Taste of Home April/May 1993, p38

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

"My husband and I enjoyed this. I did salt and pepper the chicken pretty generously before browning, and mixed the rice and seasonings in the drippings (after pouring off some of the fat). This is old-fashioned comfort food."

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"My kids love this dish. It is so easy to put together. Just pop it in oven and dinner is ready soon."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2009

"Printed this recipe out. I like that it doesn't use canned soup!!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"My six year old son had a friend over for supper when I made this last and they each had 4 pieces of chicken!! An instant family favorite. I look forward to adding wild rice next time."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"This was perfect. I like that it doesn't use precooked ingredients or canned soup."

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