Chicken & rice casserole was one of the first things I learned to make, but this recipe has a more adult flair to it. This will comfort any cravings you may have, plus it's even better the next day! I've also used different soups like cheese, cream of chicken and cream of celery...and asparagus, broccoli, red peppers, or carrots instead of artichokes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 11x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
Mix all ingredients (except chicken) in a large bowl and then pour into prepared baking dish.
Push chicken pieces into sauce, sprinkle with paparika, and cover tightly with foil.
Bake 1hr 15min and don't open the oven or foil while it's baking (which is hard because it smells divine!)
Finally, take out of the oven and let rest for 10min (with foil still intact) so rice absorbs sauce...and DEVOUR!!! I rarely add salt/pepper until I've tasted my creations, but for me, this dish doesn't really need any extras.