Cheesy Chicken and Yellow Rice Recipe -
Cheesy Chicken and Yellow Rice Recipe
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Cheesy Chicken and Yellow Rice

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"Give your everyday chicken and rice dinner a makeover with this deliciously cheesy chicken and yellow rice recipe. Simply stir flavor-packed GOYA® Yellow Rice with seasoned chicken breasts, veggies, and a handful of cheddar cheese. In 30 minutes, you have an easy, comforting weeknight meal that will chase the blahs away!"

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  • PREP

    5 mins

    30 mins


  1. In small saucepan over medium heat, bring 2 cups water to boil. Add contents of yellow rice mix, tomatoes and 1 tbsp. oil; return water to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, until water is absorbed and rice is tender, about 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with Adobo. Cook chicken until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add bell peppers and onions to skillet. Cook, stirring, until vegetables are soft and chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes more; remove from heat.
  3. In skillet with cooked chicken, stir in cooked rice until combined. Mix in cheese, stirring until melted. Serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 14, 2012

This was very good. I did season with some garlic and crushed red pepper for some kick. My family enjoyed this as well. I think next time I might just leave out the cheese altogether. It was good with cheese but I think it may be better without.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 06, 2013

Flavorful, but needed some tweaking. I sliced a sautéed chicken breast and served on top of the rice. Rice mixture is salty. Contains MSG and Yellow Dye No. 5.


35 Ratings

Aug 26, 2013

So easy and yet so good! I seasoned three good sized chicken breasts with Goya's Adobo Seasoning and grilled them first. I took a bit of a short cut and used the microwave directions on the inside packet for the rice. I just added the chopped onion and green pepper to it and microwaved it according to the instructions. The last few minutes of cooking I threw in a can of diced tomatoes (drained). Once it was done, I sliced the chicken breast and added that along with some reduced fat cheddar cheese. Dinner was ready in no time! All I had to add was a garden salad.

Aug 04, 2013

This is a wonderful recipe. First time I've used Goya Yellow Rice, and I can't say enough about it, it simply tastes like the real deal. No more Vigo, Goya is the brand I'll use moving forward. This recipe is quick enough for a weeknight meal, and your family will love you for making this. I agree with previous reviewers that the cheese really isn't necessary, I won't be using it the next time. This one's going into my Favorites folder.

Sep 01, 2013

Quick and Easy meal. My kids helped me make it and 3 out of 4 liked it. My husband said this would be something good for lunches during the week. I did sub an orange bell pepper over green because that is what I had on hand but no other substitutions or additions were made.

Aug 20, 2013

Can't believe every Goya recipe I try... I LOVE! My wife said, WoW this is right up my alley! Another Keeper... Goya yellow rice so easy so good! I served with a simple chopped side salad and loved every comfortable bite,comfort food at it's best. Another winner winner Goya dinner in my recipe box.

Aug 16, 2013

GOYA Adobo seasoning makes everything better, this dish was amazing and so quick to whip up! I added in a can of shoepeg white corn and GOYA kidney makes a lot, but none went to waste :)

Aug 05, 2013

I thought this was pretty good. I mostly have tried the Goya beans and this was my first time trying the boxed rice and even the Adobo seasoning. The Adobo seasoning, is very much in taste to me like a mix between garlic powder and garlic salt. I will definitely use it in other recipes. Using both items made for a very quick meal with seasoning built right in. I liked how this recipe also incorporated fresh tomatoes, a green pepper, and onion. The only thing is I really liked the chicken and rice before adding the cheese. It tasted more authentic to me and I am actually surprised I made a chicken and rice dish that looked like it took more time than it actually did to make. Possibly, the cheese makes it more kid friendly though. The second thing is, it was a little more salty than I normally make food. However, the Adobo seasoning amount says season to taste, and I may have just went too heavy handed on that. Either way, TY Goya for the quick and easy meal idea to get dinner on the table this week.


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