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Easy Barbecue Chicken with Rice on plate

This quick and easy barbecue chicken and rice dinner is great for a busy day go-to meal.

There are just a handful of ingredients in this dish.

The main ingredients are boneless skinless chicken breast, premade barbecue sauce and cooked rice.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Easy Barbecue Chicken with Rice ingredients

Chicken – prepared BBQ sauce that’s a bit on the sweet side*, boneless skinless chicken breasts, olive oil, dried red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, something with a little crunch to top the dish off like green onions, sesame seeds, or finely chopped peanuts

*BBQ sauce that’s just a little on the sweet side works well in this recipe because when adding the red pepper flakes, that sweet, hot, and repeat taste with the chicken is really good.

Rice – brown rice (or white if preferred), water and butter

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

For the Rice:

Brown rice in colander

Rinse and drain the rice.

Add brown rice to rice cooker pan

Add the rice to the cooker.

Add water to rice cooker pan

Add the water…

Rice cooker covered with lid

…cover with the lid and cook the rice.

When the rice is done cooking (about 30 minutes), gently stir in the butter.

For the Chicken:

Cut uncooked chicken on plate with knife

While the rice is cooking, cut the chicken in small 1-inch pieces.

Cut uncooked chicken on plate

Sprinkle pepper and…

Cut uncooked chicken on plate

salt on the chicken.

Add olive oil in pot

Heat a non-stick skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil.

Cook cut pieces of chicken in pot

Add the chicken and crushed red pepper.

Cook cut pieces of chicken in pan

Then stir occasionally while the chicken is cooking.

Cook chicken with barbecue sauce in pan

Next, 

Cook chicken with barbecue sauce in pan

…once the chicken is cooked through, add the barbecue sauce and stir to coat the pieces of chicken.

Chopped green onion on cutting board with knife

Next,

Easy Barbecue Chicken with Rice on plate

serve the chicken right out of the skillet over hot rice.

Easy Barbecue Chicken with Rice on plate

Top with green onions…

Easy Barbecue Chicken with Rice on plate

Easy Barbecue Chicken with Rice on plate

…and a pinch of dried red pepper flakes for garnish.

Easy Barbecue Chicken with Rice on plate

And…

Easy Barbecue Chicken with Rice on fork

…serve warm.

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Easy Barbecue Chicken with Rice

Easy Barbecue Chicken with Rice

Maximum weekday or weekend dinner luxury.
4.9 from 8 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in small pieces (about 1-inch pieces)
  • 1/8  teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup prepared barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes or to taste (for the chicken)
  • 2 servings of warm cooked brown or white rice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened (for the rice)
  • 2 to 3 pinches of dried crushed red pepper flakes (for garnish)
  • 2 green onions, chopped (including the green part) (for garnish)

Instructions

  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken. 
  • Heat a non-stick skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. Add the chicken and crushed red pepper. Stir and cook the chicken until its completely cooked (for 7 to 10 minutes).
  • Add the barbecue sauce. Stir until all pieces of the chicken are coated with the sauce. 
  • To Serve - Mix butter in with the warm rice. Serve the chicken right out of the skillet over warm rice. Garnish with dried red pepper flakes and chopped green onion.

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