Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

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Angela (Grammy) Derby

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@Angela_Derby

Here's a great recipe to use up any leftover chicken or rice. If you're starting from scratch, you can prep the day before and then just put everything together and bake! It's a win-win either way.

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Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 c
    rice, cooked
  • 2 c
    cooked boneless chicken breasts, cut into small chunks (i boiled 2 boneless breasts)
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2
    onion, diced
  • 2-3 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1/2
    carrot, diced
  • 1 c
    frozen peas
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 c
    extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (for topping)
  • SAUCE:

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 1/2 c
    extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

How to Make Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350'F.
  2. Pour olive oil into a pan and sauté the onion, garlic, carrot until tender; add frozen peas, salt and peppers and let simmer a few minutes more. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add flour and stir until smooth, this only takes a couple of minutes. Slowly pour in chicken stock, use a whisk to keep stirring until sauce thickens and has no lumps. Add salt and black pepper; stir. Add the cheddar cheese and continue to stir on low, until all the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  4. Add the cooked rice, cooked chicken, seasonings, sautéed vegetables; mix together well. Pour into a greased 2 qt. casserole dish.
  5. Spread remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese over the top and sprinkle with paprika (if desired).
  6. Bake for 30 minutes uncovered or until the cheese on top melts.

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About Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American




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