Dutch Oven Chicken and Rice

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Dutch Oven Chicken and Rice is a one pot meal made with boneless chicken and seasoned wild rice. This easy dinner recipe cooks in less than one hour and is always a family favorite!

no peek chicken with wild rice and carrots on a white plate.
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Why You'll Love It

This delicious dutch oven chicken and rice meal skips the condensed soup and adds a mouthwatering honey mustard sauce instead. The end result is a tender chicken and rice dish that's easily made in your dutch oven in less than an hour!

Keeping the lid on the pot allows the steam to cook the rice and chicken to the perfect temperature so it's moist and juicy. Just set it and forget it until the kitchen timer goes off.

It's the perfect recipe for an easy weeknight dinner or a Sunday supper at home!


Do you love chicken recipes that use simple ingredients? There are only 5 ingredients in this one pot meal which makes prep and clean up a breeze!

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts - can use thighs or legs instead
  • wild rice with seasoning packet - make sure it's long grain wild rice
  • water - for a creamier rice try milk as a substitution
  • melted butter (or olive oil) - either one works nicely
  • everything bagel seasoning - can use sesame seeds or poppy seeds
ingredients needed for no peek chicken recipe.

How to Make It

1 - In a large dutch oven or baking dish, add 2 cups of water, then stir in seasoning packet with rice. Add butter or olive oil.

2 - Arrange raw chicken breasts on top of uncooked rice and water.

chicken in water with butter in dutch oven before cooking.

3 - Sprinkle chicken with everything bagel seasoning. Close lid on dutch oven or cover baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes until rice and chicken are cooked throughout. No peeking until the 50 minutes is up!

When it's time to open the lid, you'll find a delicious dinner that the whole family will love! Just fluff the rice and serve with or without Creamy Honey Mustard Sauce. But trust, me....the sauce makes the dish!

no peek chicken after it has been cooked in a dutch oven on rice.

Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

After you remove this dutch oven chicken recipe from the oven, take it to the next level by drizzling my creamy honey mustard sauce on top! Here's what you'll need...

  • mayonnaise - use Duke's mayonnaise for best results
  • stone ground mustard - can substitute Dijon mustard instead
  • honey - any type of honey works well
  • Texas Pete dust - can use cayenne pepper or chipotle powder
  • garlic powder - adds a nice depth of flavor

To make this savory sauce, mix all ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle over poultry while it is still warm from the oven. Serve immediately for best results.

Expert Tips

If using a larger piece of poultry or the bone-in type, adjust the baking time until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. You may have to add more water if the cooking time changes.

Different oven models and types of pots can affect the outcome. Cook the rice longer if needed. I recommend using a 6 quart dutch oven with a lid for best results.


  • Looking to save money? Cut 2 large boneless breasts in half to create 4 smaller pieces.
  • You could also substitute chicken thighs, brown rice, or chicken tenders if preferred. This dish is also great with pork chops!
  • Save time by purchasing bottled honey mustard sauce at the grocery store. Or, use another creamy sauce like alfredo or parmesan.

Recipe FAQS

What is wild rice?

Long grain rice is usually the main ingredient in a wild rice blend. The type of rice you need for this recipe includes the seasoning in the box of rice. Uncle Ben's sells wild rice and so does Aldi which is the brand I use. It will either come in its own packet or be mixed together. Either way works fine.

How do you know if the liquid level is right?

Using 2 cups of water works perfectly when making this chicken and rice bake. Make sure you only cook it for the allotted time and don't peek in the pot or it will allow all the steam to escape which could affect the liquid levels.

Can I add cheese to this recipe?

Absolutely! Shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese tastes amazing on top of this casserole. Just add cheese after the dish is finished cooking and pop in the oven for a few more minutes until it is melted.

Can other types of rice be used instead of wild rice?

Sure! The only difference between white rice and wild rice is it can sometimes get mushy when cooked too long. I prefer the wild rice blend and the seasoning packet that comes with it works perfectly in this dish.

Can I Make this Dish in a Crock Pot?

To make this dish in a crock pot or slow cooker, stir the rice mix and water together. Place poultry on top of rice and sprinkle with bagel seasoning. Close lid and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours without opening the lid.

dutch oven filled with rice, chicken and carrots.

What to Serve with Dutch Oven Chicken and Rice

Serve this recipe with Maple Bourbon Glazed Carrots or Green Bean Casserole without mushroom soup for a complete meal.

Other sides that go well with this dish are Southern Collard Greens with Bacon, Lemon Butter Asparagus, and Sheet Pan Roasted Broccoli.

Our family loves eating chicken and rice with Squash Casserole and Pickled Green Tomatoes! If you'd rather serve potatoes than rice, try this Dutch Oven Potatoes recipe.

Storing Leftovers

Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Reheat in the microwave at 30 second intervals or in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes until heated through.

Can This Recipe Be Frozen?

You can freeze this recipe after it has cooled to room temperature by wrapping tightly and storing in an airtight container. It can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Recipe Card

no peek chicken with honey mustard dressing on rice and carrots.

Dutch Oven Chicken and Rice

Dutch Oven Chicken and Rice is a one pot meal made with boneless chicken and seasoned wild rice. This easy dinner recipe cooks in less than one hour and is always a family favorite!
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Dutch Oven, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Calories: 363kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.




  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (6 oz. box) long grain wild rice mix (contains seasoning)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter (or olive oil)
  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon everything bagel seasoning

Honey Mustard Sauce



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large dutch oven or 13 x 9 inch baking dish, add 2 cups of water, then stir in seasoning packet with rice.
  • Add butter or olive oil.
  • Arrange raw chicken breasts on top of uncooked rice and water.
  • Sprinkle chicken with bagel seasoning.
  • Close lid on dutch oven or tightly cover 13 x 9 inch baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 50 minutes until rice and chicken are cooked throughout. Don't peek until time is up!
  • Open lid and fluff rice. Serve chicken over rice and spoon honey mustard sauce over chicken.

Honey Mustard Sauce

  • Mix mayonnaise, mustard, honey, Texas Pete dust and garlic powder together in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle honey mustard sauce over warm chicken before serving.


  • Keep lid or foil closed on pot or dish until cooking time is over or steam will escape. This can change the quality of the dish.
  • If you can't find Texas Pete Dust at your local grocery store, use cayenne pepper instead, but only use a small dash because it's stronger.  It's also fine to leave it out completely if you don't like spicy food.
  • If using larger chicken breasts, you may need more water and a longer baking time. Adjust time accordingly since all ovens are different.
  • Serve Dutch Oven Chicken and Rice with Maple Bourbon Glazed Carrots shown in the photograph. It's the perfect match!


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 555mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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    1. Hi Mitzi. I use wild rice blend that I get at Aldi. They also sell it at most grocery stores by Uncle Ben. It does not have ricearoni in it. Thanks for the great question!

  1. 5 stars
    Love this tasty chicken recipe. What a great easy dinner recipe. And those carrots. Wow they look delicious too!

  2. 5 stars
    This is the absolute most delicious chicken and rice dish ever! Such amazing flavors and so easy to make!

  3. 5 stars
    A simple amazing recipe that has wild rice, what could be better to put it together and not peek. My kind of cooking Debi, we always love your recipes!

  4. 5 stars
    You had me at one dish 🤩. I’m so excited to have one more healthy recipe in my weeknight arsenal for feeding my hungry crew!! Excellent recipe!!!

  5. 5 stars
    I've been making no peek chicken for years but this recipe gives me a whole new way of doing it! Can't wait to try your honey mustard sauce and I love that you omit the condensed soup that has MSG in it. Thanks for a great recipe!

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