Smoky Chicken and Rice Casserole

Enjoy the smoky goodness of this Chicken and Rice Casserole. Tender and juicy chicken breasts are smothered in a flavorful mixture of diced bell peppers, onions, and spices. The chicken is then grilled to perfection, giving it a delicious smoky taste. The cooked rice provides a fluffy and comforting base, absorbing all the mouthwatering flavors. Serve this hearty casserole hot with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh green salad for a satisfying meal that will leave you wanting more.

15 Minutes
30 Minutes


  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts 
  • 1 cup (240 ml) long-grain rice 
  • 2 cups (480 ml) chicken broth 
  • 1/2 cups (120 ml) diced red bell pepper 
  • 1/2 cups (120 ml) diced green bell pepper 
  • 1/2 cups (120 ml) diced onion 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) smoked paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) dried thyme 
  • 1/2 teaspoons (2.5 ml) salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoons (1.3 ml) black pepper 
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil 


Step 1

Set the grill for indirect cooking with the convEGGtor at 450°F/232°C degreesF. Preheat the grill.

Step 2

In a saucepan, combine the rice and chicken broth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low and cover. Let the rice simmer for about 15 minutes or until it's cooked and fluffy.

Step 3

In a large bowl, combine the diced red bell pepper, green bell pepper, onion, minced garlic, smoked paprika, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper.

Step 4

Drizzle the olive oil over the mixture and toss everything together until well combined.

Step 5

Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Using a basting brush, brush the bell pepper and onion mixture onto both sides of each chicken breast.

Step 6

Place the chicken breasts on the grill grates and cook for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F/73°C degreesF.

Step 7

Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Slice the chicken breasts into strips.

Step 8

In a large baking dish, spread the cooked rice evenly. Arrange the sliced grilled chicken on top of the rice.

Step 9

Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, ensuring it's tightly sealed.

Step 10

Place the baking dish on the grill and let it cook for another 10-15 minutes, or until the casserole is heated through.

Step 11

Remove the casserole from the grill. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley or chopped green onions.

Step 12

Serve the Smoky Grilled Chicken and Rice Casserole hot with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh green salad. This delicious and flavorful dish is perfect for a family dinner or a gathering with friends. The tender and juicy grilled chicken combined with the smoky flavors of the bell peppers and spices creates a mouthwatering combination. The rice adds a fluffy and comforting base to the casserole, soaking up all the delicious flavors. Enjoy the satisfying and hearty meal that will leave everyone wanting more. This recipe serves 4 people, so adjust the quantities accordingly if you're cooking for a larger group. Bon appétit!

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