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This classic chicken and rice casserole is a hearty family favorite. Creamy and delicious, tender chicken is mixed with cream soup, rice, and seasonings.
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This chicken and rice casserole is the ultimate in comfort food. I love how fast it comes together and the creamy, hearty flavor is the best!

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CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE INGREDIENTS

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You will need:

  • 3 cups cooked and diced chicken
  • One package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 ¼ cups milk
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups minute rice, uncooked
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnish

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CHICKEN BREAST: I make this with a rotisserie chicken, but you could also use homemade chicken breasts, chopped or shredded.

CREAM SOUP: If you don’t like cream of mushroom, you can substitute for any other cream soup that you do like.

SEASONING: You could add a dash of paprika for more flavor if you’d like.

VEGGIES: You could add your favorite veggies like carrots, broccoli, peas, green beans, or mushrooms to this dish.

CHEESE: Add your favorite cheese!

TOPPING: You could always add a little breadcrumbs on top.

HOW TO MAKE THIS CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE RECIPE

STEP ONE: In a large bowl mix all ingredients together except the parsley which is optional for garnish.

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STEP TWO: Pour into a 9×13 casserole dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.

STEP THREE: Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

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STEP FOUR: Remove the foil cover and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

IN THE FREEZER: If you’re doing this recipe as a freezer meal, you’ll put it together and then cover tightly to freeze. When it’s time to bake, just thaw in the fridge and then pop in the oven, covered with foil, and follow the baking instructions above.

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Chicken and Rice Casserole

5 from 22 votes
This classic chicken and rice casserole is a hearty family favorite. Creamy and delicious, tender chicken is mixed with cream soup, rice, and seasonings.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cup chicken cooked and diced
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cup minute rice uncooked
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Parsley and cracked black pepper for garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl mix all ingredients together except the parsley which is optional for garnish.
  • Pour into a 9×13 casserole dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Remove the foil cover and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 1247mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. katie says

    Absolutely Delicious!! Halved the recipe as we are 2, using cream of chicken soup and adding cooked long grain rice. Thank you

  2. CarlaF says

    5 stars
    This was so delicious. My husband and I both had two helpings. I’ve had a recipe for chicken and rice that I’ve used for years, but this one is goi g to replace it. I have passed it on to my daughter and daughter in law. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Amanda says

    5 stars
    I added frozen broccoli to this and added a few seasonings to the chicken, but it turned out so good! Definitely will be making this again!

  4. Cathy H. Greenlaw says

    5 stars
    I substituted chicken broth for the liquid and used greek yogurt in place of the sour cream and uses basmati rice and it turned out delicious! Thank you!

    • Layne Kangas says

      If the brown rice box indicates it takes longer to prepare than white minute rice, you might need to. I haven’t made it with brown rice so I can’t tell you specifically how to make any adjustments. Enjoy!

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