Buddy's Italian Chicken and Rice Casserole

Buddy's Italian Chicken And Rice Casserole Recipe

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Jacky Friedman


This recipe is something I made up out of the blue with ingredients I had in my kitchen at the time. Turned out to be pretty darn good and everyone loved it. Requested me to make it again.
Don't forget the rice though. I made it without once and the flavor wasn't the same.
I don't have a pic of the recipe so am using a pic of who the recipe is named after. Buddy. My pet skunk. My pride and joy. My baby boy.


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6 Hr
1 Hr 30 Min


  • 10 lb
    chicken leg quarters
  • 1 Tbsp
    season salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 45 oz
    jar ragu garden combo spaghetti sauce
  • 45 oz
    jar ragu tomato, garlic, onion spaghetti sauce
  • 16 slice
    american cheese
  • ·
    parmesan cheese in shaker jar
  • 4 bag(s)
    boil in bag rice or equivalant other rice

How to Make Buddy's Italian Chicken and Rice Casserole


  1. Boil Chicken in water, season salt and salt and pepper until chicken falls off the bone. Transfer chicken to a bowl and put in fridge for several hours to cool to the touch.
  2. If desired pour Chicken broth in containers and freeze for for soups and recipes.
  3. Separate chicken from bones, shredding chicken into small pieces. Putting the chicken in separate bowl. Skin too is optional. Throw away bones.
  4. Pour both Ragu jars of sauce in with chicken and thoroughly mix together. I use my hands for better mixing.
  5. Add mixture to large deep casserole dish, roasting pan or baking pan. Spread evenly like you would cake mix.
  6. Lay American Cheese on top being careful not to overlap slices but touching. Cover whole top.
  7. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top making sure to cover all.
  8. Bake at 350* for approx 1 to 1-1/2 hours til cheeses start to brown. Take out of oven to stove top.
  9. About halfway through end of cook time..
    Fill large pot 1/2 way with water. Bring to boil. Add 4 bags of rice. Let cook 10 minutes. Drain and empty bags into a bowl.
    Or cook rice according to directions if you use regular rice.
  10. Put some rice on a plate or in bowl. Spoon chicken mix on top. Making sure to get a slice of cheese. Each cheese section is one serving.
  11. Mix together and enjoy.

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About Buddy's Italian Chicken and Rice Casserole

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian

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