Chicken and Rice Casserole

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Elaine Bovender

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@Elaine55

My husband loves chicken and rice and this is one of his favorites. I have also made this with chicken flavor Rice-a-Roni, it usually takes two to three boxes, depending on how much you need. You can also sautee a package of mushrooms and add them when you add the other veggies, if you'd like. Either way, this chicken and rice is scrumptious!

Rating:

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Comments:
Serves:
6 to 8, depending on serving sizes
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 to 11/2 lb
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts cooked and cut up into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 c
    uncooked rice
  • 4 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • 10 oz
    box brocolli flowerets
  • 1 small
    onion chopped fine
  • 8 oz
    can water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 can(s)
    cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can(s)
    cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 c
    mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 c
    grated cheddar cheese (mild or sharp, your preference)
  • SPECIAL NOTE: IF YOU'RE USING CHICKEN FLAVORED RICE-A-RONI, OMIT THE UNCOOKED RICE, CHICKEN BROTH AND SALT. COOK ACCORDING TO PACKAGE DIRECTIONS AND SET ASIDE. IT USUALLY TAKES TWO TO THREE BOXES.

How to Make Chicken and Rice Casserole

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook chicken and cut up into bite-sized pieces, set aside. Boil broccoli and onion together until very tender, drain well and set aside.
  2. Combine uncooked rice with chicken broth and salt. Cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. I used a Pampered Chef rice cooker for 35 minutes in the microwave and the rice came out perfectly. Add butter and fluff with fork.
  3. In a large bowl, combine chicken, rice, broccoli and onions, and water chestnuts. In another bowl, combine soups and mayonnaise. Mix well and pour over chicken mixture and combine.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 X 13 casserole dish with cooking spray. Pour in chicken mixture and smooth out. Sprinkle cheese evenly on top and cover with foil.
  5. Bake covered for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. Remove from oven and let stand for a few minutes and serve.

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About Chicken and Rice Casserole

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom




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