Coffee-Rubbed Chicken with Rice

Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
chicken breast, coffee, rice

This delicious recipe takes a classic chicken dinner to new heights with the addition of coffee! The coffee rub gives the chicken a rich, smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with fluffy white rice.


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup coffee grounds
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 4 cups water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine coffee grounds, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Rub the coffee mixture all over the chicken breasts.
  3. Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium-sized pot. Add the rice and reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 18-20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and all the water has been absorbed.
  5. Serve the coffee-rubbed chicken breasts over a bed of fluffy white rice. Enjoy!

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