BBQ Chicken and Rice Bake

5 from 1 vote

This BBQ Chicken and Rice Bake is the perfect quick fix dinner that’s packed with your favorite barbeque chicken flavors! Plus, it’s all made in one skillet.

Chicken and Rice Bake

Chicken and Rice Bake

You are in for one of our favorite simple to prepare dinners, BBQ Chicken and Rice Bake!

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Why Should I Use a Cast Iron Skillet?

Chicken and Rice Bake

I love using my cast iron skillets! I like serving dinner right out of the skillet. Kind of rustic style. Here are some other great benefits – A well seasoned skillet is stick free.
You can sear and move to oven with 1 pan. They are very inexpensive. They last a lifetime if properly cared for.

You’ll start my BBQ Chicken Rice Bake by adding cooked rice to your cast iron. Drizzle with a little BBQ sauce.

Chicken and Rice Bake

Top with a layer of corn kernels.

Chicken and Rice Bake

A layer of thinly sliced red onion.

Chicken and Rice Bake

Some shredded mozzarella cheese up next.

Chicken and Rice Bake

Cooked seasoned chicken breast on top.

Chicken and Rice Bake

Drizzle with more BBQ sauce and some fresh chopped cilantro. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Chicken and Rice Bake

How gorgeous is this?

Chicken and Rice Bake

So simple to whip up. My kinda dinner. Enjoy!

Chicken and Rice Bake

Tips For Making BBQ Chicken and Rice Bake

*Use a Rotisserie chicken for speedy prep time.  You can also use an 11×7 inch baking dish if you don’t have a cast iron skillet to use.

*Serve with a nice green salad and crusty bread.  Garlic bread goes great with this dish as well.

*Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

BBQ Chicken Rice Bake
5 from 1 vote

BBQ Chicken Rice Bake

This BBQ Chicken and Rice Bake is the perfect quick fix dinner that's packed with your favorite barbeque chicken flavors! Plus, it's all made in one skillet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 343kcal
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  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups cooked rice I used Jasmine rice
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce divided
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups cooked seasoned shredded chicken
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and pour oil into 12 inch cast iron skillet, swirling to coat bottom.
  • Layer rice into bottom of skillet. Drizzle 1/2 cup BBQ sauce over rice then layer with corn, red onion slices, mozzarella cheese and chicken. Drizzle with remaining BBQ sauce then top with cilantro. Bake for 20 minutes, until hot. Remove and serve warm.


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 724mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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7 Responses
  1. Kathy Eldridge

    5 stars
    This was so easy and so good! I made it for my husband’s family and they inhaled it!

  2. Lisa

    I love your recipes that use cooked shredded chicken so thought I should finally post a comment. We’re retired and live very close to our children so I cook supper for everyone regularly to have after work. It is hotter than hell here in Texas so the less prep & heating of the kitchen is appreciated. This dish of yours tastes like it required lots of work and everyone loves it, including the little ones. With so many delicious choices for bottled barbecue sauce here, I never make it anymore which adds to the convenience. Thanks so much for these delicious family recipes.

  3. Nicole Glass

    Made this and it was delicious! Husband and kiddo were huge fans. I would love to add one more veggie to this. Any suggestions as to what might be good? Broccoli maybe? Thoughts?

  4. Scarlet at Family Food

    My kids absolutely love rice so this sounds like the perfect dish to fix for them. Plus, I love how you do it all in one pan and you have such pretty presentation. I am going to try his bbq chicken rice tomorrow!

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