Classic combinations exist in food because they work. Tomato and basil, toast and Nutella and of course, Chicken and rice.
The dish below was born of tiredness and availability of ingredients. I had seen something similar on Pinterest and must have filed it in the back of my mind. One evening, on one of the last nights of my restrictive eating week, we got home late. I was tired, needed to handle story time, and honestly sick of chicken stir fry.
Having the left over rice from another night and staring at my chicken strips, that image I had seen popped into my head and I started to construct the recipe from there. It baked away while I took care of evening routines and by the time my little price was asleep, my husband and I had a warm nutritious supper.