Barbecue Chicken and Rice: One Dish Dinner

Getting dinner on the table fast without a lot of clean up is top on my list, how about you? It’s also important to serve a meal that my family will love, while staying within my budget.

All this week we are sharing budget friendly recipes with you, brought to you by ALDI. We are kicking off the week with this delicious, easy-to-make Barbecue Chicken and Rice.

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At first the combination of chicken, barbecue sauce, corn and rice seemed a little strange to me. Although those are all ingredients we love and if I can make dinner in one pan, with minimal clean up, it was definitely worth the try.

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Not only did this Barbecue Chicken and Rice taste delicious, it was super fast. From start to finish, including cutting the chicken, we had dinner ready in less than 30 minutes.

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Not only is this dish quick – easy to prepare in one pan – delicious – it’s also budget friendly. The chicken breasts in the package at ALDI are very large, in fact we only used 1 breast from this package, leaving 2 others for another meal. And we all know how well rice stretches a meal too. The quality of the ingredients was also outstanding.

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Barbecue Chicken and Rice

Tasty, budget friendly meal that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes using only One Dish. Recipe from

  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4-5 1x


  • 1 pound Kirkwood Chicken Breasts, boneless and skinless, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons Carlini Canola Oil
  • 1 bottle Burman’s Barbecue Sauce (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup Water or Chicken broth
  • 1 can Happy Harvest Whole Kernel Corn, drained
  • 1 cup Onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup Green Pepper, chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups uncooked Rice Bowl Long Grain Minute White Rice


  1. Heat oil in skillet. Add chicken, onions, green pepper and garlic and cook until chicken is browned and no pink remains and the vegetables are tender. About 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in Barbecue Sauce, water and corn, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in rice, bring to slow boil, cover and remove from heat. Let stand about 5 – 7 minutes or until rice is tender.
  4. Serve with a side salad, if desired
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
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  1. Jessica Goodman says

    Making a list of what you need to purchase and bringing your own bags is a good way to save money at Aldi

    • I haven’t made this yet, but I notice that a number of the “brand name” items are not names that I recognize and are not sold in my area. If your going to ask users from all over the country to try your recipes, keep it generic, ex. long grain rice, can corn, etc.

      • Hi Hazel, this recipe was made specifically for the ALDI grocery store. You can certainly substitute regular ingredients for the ones we listed.

  2. Jill Fortner says


  3. OrganizerBecky says

    Made this last night – Winner! Will definitely make again.

  4. This sounds really delicious

  5. My Aldi’s tip is to always shop with a list and early before things sell out!

  6. It was really good! But may I suggest adding canned pineapple too? That’s the one thing that would make it even better.

  7. I have trouble believing rice is ready in 5-7 minutes.

    • Hi Lindsey. the recipe calls for minute rice, which cooks in 5 minutes. If you like your rice softer, you can certainly cook it longer.

  8. This was a hit at my house. With a hubby and 2 grown sons to feed I’m always looking for easy economical recipes. The suggested brand names aren’t available here so I substituted my usual barbeque sauce, frozen corn and pre-cooked long grain rice I had in the fridge. I just added a little less sauce and chicken stock to compensate. Hubby suggested, like Dave above, that pineapple would be a great addition.

  9. Could you substitute quinoa or couscous instead of the rice? My mom is pre-diabetic and we are trying to cut out the “white stuff” but my husband won’t eat brown rice

    • Hi Meghan, we haven’t tried it that way, but I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t.
      Happy Cooking!

  10. Yea boil your rice first…dont follow this recipe to a T as you will make it incorrectly like i have just done with rice thats harder than dry nuts…

    At least put proper instructions if your going to add this to your site…

    • I’m sorry you had trouble. We did not cook the rice ahead, following the instructions we have shared and did not have trouble with the rice.
      Perhaps it was the brand of rice you used, not sure.

  11. yummy recipe, added a dollop of sour cream , avocado and/ fresh diced tomatoes would be good too.

  12. Could you substitute the bbq sauce for teriyaki and/or soy sauce? I’ve made this dozens of times, but want to try something different. And for all the people complaining about the rice, it clearly calls for MINUTE rice or instant rice. Using ‘regular’ rice won’t work.

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