Chicken With Yellow Rice


Chicken With Yellow Rice is yummy. If you haven’t tried it, I hope that you do. It’s chicken and yellow rice which makes it a great meal to eat when you’re hungry.

Finished reading your article and wondering what to make for dinner? Then why not try my Chicken With Yellow Rice recipe? It’s on the sweet side of savory, so don’t worry about being able to eat it, but I bet you’ll love it!

Easy Chicken and Yellow Rice

Easy to make chicken and yellow rice, served just like at your local Spanish restaurant.


Easy Chicken and Yellow Rice


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Original recipe yields 6 servingsIngredient Checklist

  • 5 ½ cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced (Optional)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 (16 ounce) package yellow rice
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch poultry seasoning, or to taste


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • Step 2Bring water and chicken bouillon to a boil in a large skillet. Add chicken breasts and bell pepper; simmer over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes. Remove chicken and pour remaining broth into a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Step 3Stir rice, plus the included seasoning packet, and olive oil into broth. Arrange chicken breast over rice and season with black pepper and poultry seasoning.
  • Step 4Bake in the preheated oven until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, about 45 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork before serving.

Chicken and Yellow Rice Skillet

This easy and flavorful Chicken and Yellow Rice Skillet makes a quick and delicious dinner for the whole family. This is a MUST TRY recipe. 

This easy and flavorful Chicken and Yellow Rice Skillet makes a quick and delicious dinner for the whole family. This is a MUST TRY recipe. 

This Chicken and Yellow Rice Skillet truly is a restaurant-quality dinner that’s so quick to make and in just one skillet. The rice is fluffy and flavorful, and the chicken is wonderfully tender. You definitely want this in your belly. 🙂

Chicken and Yellow Rice Recipe Video Tutorial

Chicken and Yellow Rice

This easy and flavorful Chicken and Yellow Rice Skillet makes a quick and delicious dinner for the whole family. This is a MUST TRY recipe.

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This Chicken and Yellow Rice Skillet is so amazing because it’s:

  • SIMPLE. The ingredient list is short and simple.
  • EASY. Almost no clean-up is required.
  • FAST. Made in 35 minutes.
  • VERY TASTY. The fluffy, lemon-infused rice, and perfectly seasoned, tender chicken… Yes! It’s delicious! 


I strongly suggest using Basmati rice in this recipe. It is a long-grain, white rice that has a slightly softer grain than Jasmine rice. It absorbs liquid really well and comes out evenly cooked and fluffy every time. Basmati can be found in pretty much all large supermarkets and online. 


I love using chicken thighs in this Chicken and Yellow Rice recipe, but I have used drumsticks with great success before. I do not recommend chicken breast here because it’ll end up being dry, and we don’t want that.  

You can keep or remove the skin from the thighs. I personally enjoy the flavor the skins add to the dish, so I keep them on. If you choose to remove the skins, which is perfectly OK, you may need to add a touch of butter or a bit more oil when frying the chicken, so the rice doesn’t come out too dry. 


1.Mix the seasoning ingredients together, and generously rub them onto the chicken thighs. 

2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet. Add the chicken and sear for about 4-5 minutes on each side.* 

3. Remove the chicken from the skillet. Add the rice, turmeric, lemon juice, and chicken stock.** 

4. Return the chicken to the skillet, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and cover with a tight lid. Cook until the liquid is fully absorbed and the rice is cooked through, about 20 minutes. 

placing chicken on top of yellow rice

5. Turn off the heat, and let in rest with lid on, for another 5 minutes. Serve.

This easy and flavorful Chicken and Yellow Rice Skillet makes a quick and delicious dinner for the whole family. This is a MUST TRY recipe.

*If you are using large (very thick) chicken thighs, you may need to reduce the heat to medium, and cook them for 7-8 minutes per side, to make sure that the chicken will be fully cooked after being simmered for an additional 20 minutes with the rice.

Chicken And Yellow Rice

Fragrant turmeric and saffron rice cooked with chicken and some peas to add texture and color, and all in one pot for more flavor and less cleanup. The perfect one-pot chicken meal.

Chicken with yellow rice also known as Arroz con Pollo is a classic recipe from Spain and Latin America. This is my Arabic version of the recipe inspired by my mom. We love anything and everything yellow rice and this one is a complete meal by itself. Have some salad on the side and dinner is served.

Yellow rice and chicken place on a dark blur plate with white rim


recipe ingredients placed on a white marble table


step by step guide for making chicken and yellow rice
  1. In a pot over medium-high heat, heat oil then add seasoned chicken. Cook on both sides until white. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In the same pot add the remaining oil and saute onions for 2 minutes then stir in garlic for another 30 seconds. Remove pot from heat.
  3. Add rice and spices to the pot.
  4. Mix well to combine until all the spices are evenly distributed.
  5. Mix in frozen peas.
  6. Arrange the chicken pieces over the rice.
  7. Pour chicken broth and boiling water, cover, and bake in the oven until done.
  8. Take out of the oven, let it rest for 10 minutes then fluff with a spatula.

What kind of chicken cut to use?

This recipe is so forgiving, meaning you can use whatever chicken you have. In my home my kids prefer chicken tenders but you can use chicken breast, thighs, drumsticks, you can use boneless or bone-in chicken. Make sure to adjust cooking time accordingly.

A large serving platter of yellow rice and chicken placed on a wooden table with a serving spoon on the platter.

What type of rice to use?

I prefer Basmati or Jasmine and I remember my mom cooking it with short grain rice too. So use whatever you have but just adjust the water level of course.


Try making this a new recipe each time. Change the chicken type or make it meatless. Experiment with vegetables to add like carrots, green beans, any type of beans, add diced bell peppers.. etc.

You are going to love this easy chicken and yellow rice recipe especially in busy days. If you do not want it baked, you can for sure finish it off on the stove top or use your rice cooker. When making it in a rice cooker make sure your chicken is halfway done especially if you are using bone-in chicken.

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