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This one dish dinner is a fun spin on the classic barbecue chicken pizza!

Barbecue Chicken Rice Skillet

I knew that my kids would never go for a traditional barbecue chicken pizza. No way, no how, not happening. So, I got all tricksy and turned pizza into a skillet dinner using rice. I'm so smart sometimes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 574kcal


  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce divided
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced cilantro


  • Heat large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add chicken, broth, rice, and 1/4 cup barbecue sauce to skillet. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook on low for 20 minutes or liquid has been absorbed and rice is cooked through.
  • Remove lid from pan and stir in cheese.
  • Drizzle remaining barbecue sauce over the top and sprinkle on onion and cilantro. Serve immediately.


Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1088mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 11.5mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 2.3mg