Italian Chicken and Rice


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Chicken and rice gets gussied up with Italian seasonings, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese to create a rich and flavorful dish. The best part is it only takes half an hour to make. This Italian Chicken and Rice dish feels more dressed up than your average chicken and rice dish but doesn’t require much effort at all. Make this for a comforting weeknight meal or even for a Sunday dinner with family.

Ingredients for Italian Chicken and Rice 

This recipe only takes a few ingredients to make something truly spectacular. I’ll give heavy cream and parmesan the credit they deserve here: they do most of the heavy lifting in this recipe. I mean, how can it not be delicious if it’s smothered in heavy cream and parmesan? Anyway, here’s what you’ll need for this recipe.

  • olive oil
  • butter
  • chicken breast
  • paprika
  • Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • yellow onion
  • minced garlic
  • chicken broth
  • uncooked jasmine rice OR white rice
  • heavy cream
  • Parmesan cheese
italian chicken and rice

How to Make Italian Chicken and Rice

This recipe is super easy to prepare. It only takes one pot to make. I like to use a Dutch oven because it heats evenly and cooks things super well. Plus, I feel fancier than when I use a normal pot, haha!

All you have to do for this recipe is follow a few simple instructions.

Cook the chicken. Cook the chicken in olive oil, butter, and seasonings for a few minutes

Add the broth and rice. Stir in the broth and rice and cook until the rice is tender.

Stir in the heavy cream and parmesan. Mix everything up and serve.

Devour. No explanation needed!

More Chicken and Rice Recipes

Chicken and rice are pantry staples that I always have around, so I have a ton of recipes on my blog. Here are a few of my favorites:

Cowboy BBQ Chicken and Rice

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole

Italian Chicken and Rice

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: DinnerCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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This Italian Chicken and Rice dish feels more dressed up than your average chicken and rice dish but doesn’t require much effort at all.


  • 1 tbsp 1 olive oil

  • 1 tbsp 1 butter

  • 1 lb 1 chicken breast, cubed

  • 2 tsp 2 paprika

  • 2 tsp 2 Italian seasoning

  • 1 tsp 1 salt

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 pepper

  • 1 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 1 tbsp 1 minced garlic

  • 2 1/2 cups 2 1/2 chicken broth

  • 1 cup 1 uncooked jasmine rice OR white rice

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 heavy cream

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 Parmesan cheese


  • To a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat, add the oil and butter. Once the oil is hot and the butter is melted, add in the chicken, seasonings, onion, and garlic. Let cook together for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the chicken broth and rice and stir well. Let simmer, covered, for 17-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, so the rice doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. Once the rice is tender, turn the heat off and stir in the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Let the cheese melt and serve. Enjoy!

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  1. Kaydee Hall


  2. Just made this. It was delicious!

  3. Delicious! Makes for great comfort food as well.

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