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Chicken and Rice with Mushrooms

This one pot Chicken and Rice with Mushrooms recipe is smooth, creamy, hearty comfort food at it’s best. A tasty and complete meal in one pan, topped with fresh herbs and full of earthy flavor. 

Chicken, mushrooms, and rice in a pan being stirred

Oven Baked Chicken and Rice

If you ask me, chicken and rice go together like peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, or coffee and cream. 

Chicken and rice are a match made in heaven. The only thing that makes them better together is… MUSHROOMS! 

This dish will remind you of your favorite mushroom risotto with the flavors and texture, but you don’t have to slave away stirring a pot for nearly an hour. It’s just so easy and delicious. You may never make mushroom risotto again! I mean, why bother when you can whip this up in half the time?!

Recipe Ingredients

If you’ve pulled some chicken to defrost but you have NO idea what to do with it, check your pantry. If you’ve got rice – you definitely need to make this chicken and rice with mushrooms meal!

All you’ll need is:

  • butter
  • olive oil
  • onion
  • chicken breasts
  • garlic powder
  • sweet paprika
  • onion powder
  • mushrooms
  • Salt and pepper
  • garlic
  • long grain rice
  • chicken broth
  • parmesan
  • fresh parsley
Mushrooms sauteing in a pan

What Are the Best Mushrooms to Use in this Recipe? 

Mushrooms are seriously magical. They bring so much to the plate. I love the earthy, hearty flavor they add to any meal. This meal, without mushrooms, is just chicken and rice. Now, we can do better than that, right?!?

For this chicken and rice with mushrooms dinner, you can use your personal favorite mushroom. For me, that’s baby bellas. If you’ve never had baby bellas, let me tell you all about them. 

For starters, they’re portobello mushrooms that haven’t reached their full maturity. Baby bellas are more firm and have a hearty and earthy flavor. They are quite similar to cremini mushrooms, so go with those if they’re easier to find or if you prefer them. 

Other great options: portobellos or button mushrooms. Basically, with any mushroom, you can’t go wrong!

How to Make Chicken and Rice with Mushrooms

  1. Preheat: Set your oven to preheat to 375˚F. 
  2. Combine: Set a large oven-safe skillet over medium high heat and melt your butter and olive oil. 
  3. Saute: Add your onions to skillet and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Season: Sprinkle garlic powder, paprika, and onion powder over your chicken. 
  5. Cook: Add diced chicken to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes or until it’s golden brown on all sides.
  6. Add: Stir in your mushrooms and season the skillet with salt and pepper. Continue to cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are tender. Next, stir in your garlic. Add the rice and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and increase the heat to high, bringing the mixture to a boil.
  7. Bake: Turn off the heat and cover the skillet with a lid. Bake it in the oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the cover and continue to bake for 3 more minutes.
  8. Rest: Remove the skillet from the oven and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve: Garnish with Parmesan cheese and parsley, then serve.
Chicken and mushrooms sauteing in a pan with rice

Tips for the Best Chicken and Rice

It doesn’t get much better than a chicken and rice but these simple tips will make this the best chicken and rice dish you’ve had. 

  • Definitely use a long grain rice for this dish. You can use Jasmine or Basmati rice without having to modify the amount of liquid. Don’t go for a short grain rice or risotto. It won’t be nearly as good. 
  • For extra flavor, use a chicken stock instead of a broth.
  • Since it cooks for quite a long time, choose the firmest mushrooms you can find. 
  • For a creamier dish, stir some heavy cream into your sauce. 

What to Serve with Chicken and Rice

Really, this is a complete meal in one pan. If you’re wanting something green to go along, you could saute up some green beans or roast some broccoli. I like to serve a fresh side salad with most meals at dinner time. 

You may also opt to have the chicken and mushrooms but serve them instead with your favorite pasta. Orzo would be great with this!

If you are living the low carb life, swap out the rice for some riced cauliflower or zoodles and this meal will be just as simple and yummy!

Completed chicken and mushrooms with rice, served in a white bowl and garnished with parsley

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

Chicken and rice with mushrooms is happy to be stored in your refrigerator for about 3-5 days. Just, make sure it’s in an airtight container

When you’re ready to reheat it, bring it to a simmer in a skillet over low heat. Allow it to simmer until your chicken is heated through. Stir frequently. If it seems to have dried out a bit, throw in some water or chicken stock to loosen things up. 

Chicken, mushrooms, and rice in a pan being stirred
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5 from 6 votes

Chicken and Rice with Mushrooms

This one pot Chicken and Rice with Mushrooms recipe is smooth, creamy, hearty comfort food at it’s best.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, easy chicken and rice recipe, mushroom recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 469kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 12 ounces chicken breasts, diced
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • cups long grain white rice
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • grated Parmesan, for garnish
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Combine butter and olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet and set over medium high heat; Melt butter.
  • Add onions to skillet and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Season chicken with garlic powder, paprika, and onion powder.
  • Add chicken to the skillet; cook for 5 minutes, or until golden brown on all sides.
  • Stir in mushrooms; season with salt and pepper, stir, and continue to cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are tender.
  • Stir in garlic.
  • Add rice and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken broth; increase heat to high and bring to a boil.
  • Turn off heat. Cover skillet with a lid and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove cover and continue to bake for 3 more minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with Parmesan cheese and parsley; serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 748mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

17 Comments

  • Carrie Robinson
    March 23, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    5 stars
    I am loving all of the mushrooms in this! Looks like a must-add to my weekly dinner rotation. 🙂

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      March 24, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Dorothy Reinhold
    March 24, 2020 at 1:53 am

    I am adding this hearty dish to my menu this week. I love when I have all the ingredients ready to go!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      March 24, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      That’s great! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 Thank YOU!

      Reply
  • Jen
    March 24, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    5 stars
    I could eat this for dinner every night and never get tired of it! It was so good!!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      March 24, 2020 at 4:25 pm

      I am very happy you enjoyed it!! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Allyson Zea
    March 24, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Can I leave the chicken out?? This looks AMAZING!!

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  • Sara Welch
    March 24, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    5 stars
    This looks amazing; definitely adding to my dinner line up for the week; my kids love anything with mushrooms!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      March 24, 2020 at 4:24 pm

      I hope you and your family enjoy it! 🙂 Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Catalina
    March 24, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    5 stars
    I am sure this Chicken and Rice with Mushrooms will be our new favorite dish! Yum

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      March 25, 2020 at 2:59 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Dree
    June 28, 2020 at 1:15 am

    5 stars
    Great taste! Easy directions! My family loved it!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      June 28, 2020 at 1:04 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Caitie
    July 2, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Do you cook the rice before adding it to the dish?

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    • Katerina
      July 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm

      No, you want to use uncooked rice because it will cook together with the chicken and in the oven.

      Reply
  • Alison
    July 16, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious! I made this for dinner last night and it turned out amazing! I’m looking forward to leftovers today! Thank you so much for such a great recipe.

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      July 16, 2020 at 7:40 pm

      I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply

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