20 Creamy Chicken and Rice Recipes You'll Love

plate of chicken and rice casserole
Mamaw's Chicken and Rice Casserole. Photo: Melissa Goff

There's nothing quite like a creamy chicken and rice dish when the temperature starts to drop and you're craving some good old-fashioned comfort food. These recipes get their irresistible textures from creamy ingredients like canned soup, sour cream, and mayo. Whether you're in the mood for a nostalgic casserole just like your grandma used to make (this Mamaw's Chicken and Rice Casserole has more than 1,000 glowing reviews), a filling soup or stew (make this Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup when you want to use up leftover rotisserie chicken), or just something easy and delicious (this Oh-So-Good Chicken lives up to its name), you'll find what you're looking for in this collection of creamy chicken and rice recipes.

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Mamaw's Chicken and Rice Casserole

plate of chicken and rice casserole
Mamaw's Chicken and Rice Casserole. Melissa Goff

Here's a classic recipe that's stood the test of time: "I grew up on this recipe, my Grandmother got it from a lady from church at a pot luck a long time ago," says recipe creator katiefbenham. "She passed it down to my mom and it's always been a family favorite."

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Salsa Chicken Rice Casserole

Salsa Chicken Rice Casserole
Photo by Ashley Nicholson.

"Layers of rice, chicken breast, a creamy soup and salsa mixture and two kinds of cheese add up to a simply yummy salsa casserole," according to recipe greator Gweneth. "This recipe is a family favorite because it's delicious and easily made with ingredients found in the pantry."

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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Photo by Tripodious.

This rich, filling soup is a perfect way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken or chicken you've pulled from the bone after making homemade chicken stock, according to recipe creator Stephanie G.

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Creamy Hatch Chile and Mushroom Chicken Breasts

Use your slow cooker to make this easy and ultra-comforting dinner for busy weeknights. Serve the creamy chicken breasts over cilantro-lime rice for added flavor.

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Veggie Chicken Rice Casserole

Veggie Chicken Rice Casserole

This quick and simple casserole is comfort food incarnate. Make it with five easy-to-find ingredients you probably already have on hand: canned soup, frozen veggies, chicken, rice, and crackers.

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Creamy Chicken and Rice

Who doesn't love a good creamy and crunchy combo? This crowd-pleasing recipe has a buttery cracker topping and makes excellent leftovers.

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Curry Stand Chicken Tikka Masala


"A classic curry stand recipe," says recipe creator Daniel Bellers. "This is not haute cuisine; this is the kind of nuclear-orange tikka masala that you crave when you stumble out of a pub at 2 a.m. I make vast quantities of the sauce at one time, and it freezes very well."

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Broccoli, Rice, Cheese, and Chicken Casserole

Broccoli, rice, chicken, and cheese casserole up close on red plate
Sharon Embry

This simple casserole is easy, quick, and absolutely delicious. If you're worried about leftovers, this recipe is a cinch to cut in half.

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Broccoli Chicken Divan

A serving of casserole with chicken, cheddar, and broccoli on a white plate

Looking for a cool weather casserole to serve a crowd? Your search ends here. You can make this recipe with fresh or frozen broccoli.

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Different Chicken Divan

Different Chicken Divan

"If I could give this more than five stars, I would," says reviewer Melissa B. "This dish has become my husband's absolute favorite. My whole family loves it, including my three preschool-aged children."

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Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Risotto

Classic chicken pot pie meets creamy risotto in this mashup made in your Instant Pot. It only requires about 10 minutes of prep work, so you'll want to bookmark this for busy weeknights.

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Mayo Parmesan Chicken with Rice

This creamy recipe almost seems too good to be true — how can something so easy be so delicious? You'll be surprised how quickly this dish becomes a favorite in your home.

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Creamy Lemon Chicken Thighs

Creamy Lemon Chicken Thighs

These tender dark-meat chicken thighs and drumsticks are baked in a rich, creamy white sauce, according to recipe creator Destiny Elizabeth Glynn. Serve over a bed of rice.

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Chicken, Rice, and Biscuit Casserole

Chicken, Rice, and Biscuit Casserole
Bobby Gene Tummolo

This carb-loaded casserole is an absolutely delicious (and wonderfully easy) way to make good use of that can of biscuits in the back of your fridge.

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Creamy Chicken Bog with a Kick

"This is by far our favorite recipe," raves recipe creator mikase01. "This moist rice, chicken and kielbasa meal is the perfect comfort food for those cold winter nights, or that rainy summer day. If you've never had chicken bog before, you're missing out. I guarantee you'll love this one-pot meal that's easy to clean up."

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Mulligatawny Soup I

Mulligatawny Soup I

Allrecipes users say this tasty soup is even better as leftovers: "Fantastic soup ... just like wine, it gets better with time," according to reviewer Amy. "Two or three days later the soup tasted even better than the first day."

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Oh-So-Good Chicken

This aptly named casserole gets its creaminess from sour cream and Cheddar cheese and its irresistible flavor from a jar of store-bought salsa.

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Curried Coconut Chicken

If you're a fan of Indian cuisine, you'll want to bookmark this surprisingly easy chicken recipe. Serve over basmati rice.

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Salsafied Chicken and Rice

Salsafied Chicken and Rice
Salsafied Chicken and Rice | Photo by Sugarplum.

This one-pan chicken and rice recipe is perfect for people who love cooking, but hate cleaning the kitchen.

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Curried Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole

Curried Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole

According to recipe creator ISBEL, this dish is "warm comfort food at its best." It freezes well, so don't be afraid to double the recipe.

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