25/05/2018 05:18 BST | Updated 25/05/2018 05:18 BST

33 Of The Best Chicken-And-Rice Recipes Ever

Chicken is the most affordable animal protein for many people – and here are some great ways to jazz it up.

It's a proven fact that looking at food will make you hungry, and that's why we're craving chicken and rice for dinner this week.

When you see an image of delicious-looking food, your stomach releases a hormone called ghrelin into your bloodstream, stimulating your appetite. You haven't been imagining it, and it's not just psychological: it's a very real physical phenomenon.

If you want to test this for yourself, watch this video about Israeli chicken pilaf from Frankie Celenza, whose virtues we've praised before here at HuffPost:

Now you're hungry for chicken and rice, right?

It's only natural that you'd want to make every possible version, so we've got 33 recipes below that cover all the bases, from creamy casseroles to fiesta skillets...