Chicken and Rice Chile Verde

If this dish looks vaguely familiar to you it’s because I previously shared a rather similar recipe, for Honey Lemon Chicken, earlier this year. So I hesitated for a moment to post this Chicken and Rice Chile Verde. But, you know, I don’t think you ever can really have too many good one-pot, one-hour chicken and rice recipes…especially when they taste as homey and comforting as these two do.

Things have been a bit sniffly around our house for the past few days (which, as many of you know, happens about every six weeks or so when you live amongst toddlers). Gone are the days when I could call in sick, keep the jammies on all day and catch up on the DVR while I waited out a cold. I’ve got to keep this ship (aka, my household) moving forward. So I power through it, and cook extra-comforting food.

This is definitely one of those dishes that taste even better when you reheat it after a few days. The green chile flavor has had a chance to really seep into the rice and the chicken. The rice becomes almost creamy, like a risotto. It’s not a spicy dish but there is a gentle heat that runs through it. It takes just about an hour start to finish so I actually made it at lunchtime this week, but you can be sure it’s already been added to my weeknight dinner rotation.

Chicken and Rice Chile Verde

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  1. Jessica wrote:

    I love that you said it tastes even better the next couple of days! This would make a perfect lunch for me to make ahead! 😀

    Posted 11.4.11 Reply
  2. Lauren wrote:

    Looks sooo yummy!

    Posted 11.4.11 Reply
  3. This looks amazingly delicious. I’m going grocery shopping tonight and will definitely pick up ingredients for this dish. I can’t wait to try it out!

    Posted 11.4.11 Reply
  4. Kalyn wrote:

    This does sound tasty! Sorry about the sniffles; hope everyone is getting better.

    Posted 11.6.11 Reply
  5. Mary Ann Harvey wrote:

    Tried this last week. It was delicious! Very good for a cold night.

    Posted 1.17.13 Reply
  6. Denise wrote:

    Thank you for this. I had this recipe, but once the 5 # bag of rice was finished – out went the bag before I had a chance to save it. It took some research and I can’t believe I found your site with the recipe. This is great. I love this recipe and now I have it forever.

    Posted 2.25.15 Reply
  7. John wrote:

    I first saw this recipe on the back of the Nishiki rice bag and again on your website. This is an AWESOME recipe and greatly enjoyed! Next time I might try adding colorful red, yellow, orange sweet peppers to the chile & onion sautee for a more colorful presentation. Thank you VERY much!

    Posted 8.23.23 Reply