Chicken & Rice Around the Globe

Susannah Chen
Fried chicken and mushroom rice from Westwoods BBQ & Spice Co.

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Chicken and rice is such a crowd-pleasing combination that just about every country has its own rendition. Here are some favorites. 

Lebanon: Chicken Kebob

Churrasco Grill

Lebanese-style marinated chicken served with a rice pilaf or sumac-tinged salad and bread.

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India: Butter Chicken

Standard Sweets & Spices

This Northern Indian favorite features marinated pieces of chicken in a creamy tomato curry sauce over white basmati rice.

United States: Durango Bowl

Cowboy Chicken

This Southwestern-inspired bowl features wood-fired rotisserie chicken breast, pinto beans, Spanish-rice, and salad with salsa and avocado sauce on top.

China: Kung Pao Chicken

P.F. Chang’s

This spicy chicken stir-fry with red chili peppers, peanuts, and green onion, served here with rice,  is actually native to China’s Sichuan province.

Japan and Hawaii: Chicken Katsu


A breaded chicken cutlet drizzled with katsu sauce and spicy mayo over rice.

American South: Honey Q Fried Chicken Plate

Westwoods BBQ & Spice Co.

Try Westwoods’ famous fried chicken with Honey Q sauce, and mushroom rice and green beans on the side.

Japan and Hawaii: Chicken Teriyaki

Central Fish Company

Served with rice, an iceberg salad, and tempura vegetables.

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