Piña Colada Chicken and Rice #SundaySupper

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Piña Colada Chicken and Rice serves you all the taste of the tropical drink in a delicious casserole.


Pina Colada Chicken and Rice

Today is National Piña Colada Day and Sunday Supper is showing-off its coconut appreciation. We didn’t forget about the pineapple either!

“National Pina Colada Day is celebrated annually on July 10th. The Pina Colada is a sweet, rum-based cocktail. Along with rum, a Pina Colada includes cream of coconut and pineapple juice and is usually served blended or shaken with ice.

Pina Colada literally means ‘strained pineapple’, a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice used in the drink.

There are different claims to the invention of the Pina Colada beginning in 1952 in San Juan, each standing to their story. The truth is that pineapple and rum have been together from the beginning of the distillation of rum. The first written reference to a Pina Colada was in 1922. This recipe, however, did not include coconut.”

Source: NationalCalendarDay.com

I love pineapple and coconut together especially with chicken. Like these Tropical Wings for example.

Tropical Cocktail Wings

So I couldn’t wait to try my hand at a casserole containing all these special flavors! Why a casserole? That’s easy to answer. I love rice. Rice absorbs the flavor of the liquid it is cooked in. The starch in rice helps sauces cling better to all the ingredients.

Piña Colada Chicken and Rice seemed like a natural choice! I hope you agree.

Piña Colada Chicken and Rice close up

Piña Colada Chicken and Rice #SundaySupper

Yield: 5 to 6 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/4 cup wild rice
  • 3 cups chicken broth divided
  • 1 lb chicken breasts cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk (I used low-fat)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut
  • 1 tablespoon rum or 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook brown rice and wild rice in 2 1/2 cups broth for 45 minutes. While rice cooks prepare chicken.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Saute chicken in oil for 2 minutes or until chicken begins to brown.
  • Add 1/2 cup broth and pineapple simmer until chicken cooked, about 5 minutes to 165 degrees. Add coconut milk and cooked rice. Cover and simmer until thoroughly heated and sauce is reduced.
  • Top with toasted coconut.
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Today’s Food for Thought… What Piña Colada flavor dish would you like to see? I’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment below!

Enjoy all these delicious Piña Colada inspired dishes from the Sunday Supper Tastemakers!

Great Starts

Dive in with Sides and Appetizers

Coco-Nutty Main Dishes

“Col-lots-a” Desserts

Sweet to Sip Beverages

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33 Responses to Piña Colada Chicken and Rice #SundaySupper

  1. Shelby says:

    Looks and sounds delicious Cindy and those wings look pretty awesome too!
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  2. What a great recipe!
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  6. I love this idea! I bet the flavors together taste great. I might make this, this week for dinner!
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  11. This is a really fun summer dinner. I loved learning what pina colada really means too!
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  13. Hezzi-D says:

    What a great idea for a chicken and rice dish! The tropical flavors sound wonderful!
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  15. Caroline says:

    Looks delicious (and obviously I agree with combining chicken with coconut and pineapple :) )
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  17. Liz says:

    What an amazing chicken and rice dish! Certainly out of the ordinary, but definitely delicious!
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  18. I love this recipe! It sounds so perfect for busy weeknights!

  19. Monica says:

    This is the perfect dinner on a hot summer night. Love the flavors!!!! I must try the wings too….

  20. Carlee says:

    This looks like such a fun and summery dinner! My husband would love it. I can’t wait to give it a try!
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  21. Monica says:

    Hat an amazing combination of flavors. This will perk up any dinner…

  22. This sounds INSANELY good
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