A plate of Chicken & Rice Alfredo next to a serving dish of it.

Chicken and Rice Alfredo

This no-chop and minimal prep rice recipe will give instant gratification to young impatient chefs. They will love the taste and look of our easy-to-assemble Chicken and Rice Alfredo!

This recipe is part of “The Kids’ Kitchen” series, a collection of approachable recipes that teach children the basics of cooking through the preparation, assembly, and plating of each dish (adults are asked to handle any oven or stovetop instructions).

  • Servings
  • Serving Size
    3 oz. chicken, 1 cup rice mix
  • Prep Time
    15 min
  • Cook Time
    50 min
  • Total Time
    1 hr 5 min


  • 1 cup long grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1¾ cups water
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon salt or to taste, divided use
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, about 1 pound total
  • 1½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup prepared Alfredo sauce or Garlic Alfredo sauce
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine rice, water, oil and ½ teaspoon of the salt in an 8-inch by 8-inch (or 1 1/2-quart) baking dish. Stir gently until well blended. Place chicken pieces on top of rice mixture, smooth side up, and sprinkle evenly with oregano, garlic powder, black pepper, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Cover tightly and bake 50 minutes or until liquid is almost absorbed.
  • Remove from oven, spoon or pour Alfredo sauce evenly over all and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and peas. Bake, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.

    Makes 4 cups rice mixture.

Recipe Notes

To thaw peas quickly, place in colander and run under cold water for 30 seconds, drain well.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving 3 oz. chicken, 1 cup rice mix
  • Calories 510
  • Total Fat 21g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 150mg
  • Sodium 1040mg
  • Carbohydrates 48g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Protein 30g