Chicken and rice in a delicious sauce makes every bite of this casserole recipe a treat. That it’s incredibly quick to make and is such an easy recipe will make it even more of a favorite. The flavor of peanut butter adds so much to this chicken recipe – who knew that peanut butter and chicken went together so well?
It’s often hard to cook mid-week. We’re all so busy, and it leaves little time to prepare something that’s healthy and filling. If you have leftover chicken and vegetables, you can add them to this mix – saving time and putting leftovers to good use. If you don’t have leftover chicken, you can pick up a whole roasted chicken at most any grocery store. Most stores carry either the whole roasted variety or already-cooked chicken. These little chickens are perfect to cut up and add to recipes.
The cayenne pepper in this recipe adds a bit of a kick. If you like spicy food, be sure to add the full amount. If you’re a bit more iffy on spice, add less than what the recipe calls for. The spice goes so well with the peanut butter that it would be good to add just a little. If you’re out of cayenne, you can substitute chili powder or red pepper flakes – all are made from dried peppers.
Chicken and Rice with Peanut Butter Recipe
Ingredients for Chicken and Rice with Peanut Butter:
- 2 cups brown medium-grain rice
- 4 ½ cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tsp. salt
- 4 heaping tablespoons peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
- 2 – 3 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 ½ cups corn (or other cooked vegetable)
- 3 cups cooked chicken, cubed
Directions for making Chicken and Rice with Peanut Butter:
In a large saucepan, combine the rice, broth, butter, and salt. Heat to boiling, stirring once or twice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer. Cook for 45 minutes.
Add the peanut butter and cayenne pepper, mix together until smooth. Add the corn and chicken. Mix together and heat through. Serve with a salad and a loaf of crusty bread.
Other delicious chicken casserole recipes:
Chicken divan recipe – chicken, broccoli, and rice in a great sauce
Chicken and potato casserole – yummy!
Coconut rice recipe – this is AMAZING – you can add chicken to it for a complete meal
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