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baked chicken and rice dinner

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Diane Taylor
Glen Allen, VA

I have been making this dish for my family for many years. The best thing about it is the rice and chicken are baked at the same time. You put it in the oven and find something else to do for the next hour and a half. Enjoy!

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This chicken and rice casserole will become a must-make on your weekly dinner menu once you try this. Easy and flavorful, the packet of onion soup mix is a game changer. It adds robust flavor and sets it apart from other casseroles similar to this recipe. We used chicken thighs, and they were very tender. You can use a cut-up chicken or chicken breasts too. Dusting the chicken with paprika adds a smokiness and a pop of color. This takes 10 minutes to throw together, and the oven does all the hard work. A delicious dinner!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 6 - 8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked chicken and rice dinner

  • 1 c
    uncooked rice (regular long grain white or brown )
  • 1 c
  • 1 pkg
    dry onion soup mix
  • 1 can
    cream of mushroom soup or creamed soup of your choice (10.5 oz)
  • 1 - 2 lb
    cut-up chicken (season to taste)
  • paprika

How To Make baked chicken and rice dinner

Test Kitchen Tips
We used an oval dish that's the same as a 9x13 baking pan.
  • Prepping a baking dish and gathering ingredients.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 11-inch oven-proof skillet or a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with non-stick spray.
  • Rice, soup mix, mushroom soup, and water in the baking pan.
    Mix the rice, soup mix, mushroom soup, and water in the baking pan.
  • Chicken sprinkled with paprika and pressed into baking dish.
    Spread the mixture evenly in the pan and place the seasoned chicken on top. Push the chicken down into the rice and sprinkle with paprika.
  • Dish covered with aluminum foil.
    Cover the pan with aluminum foil.
  • Baking the chicken.
    Bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Baked Chicken and Rice Dinner on a plate.
    Note: You can vary the taste by changing the cream soup. For the people who just have to have more rice, you can use 1/4 cup more rice and 1/4 cup more water.