Hearty Chicken Bake

Hearty Chicken Bake Recipe

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Krystal Jordan


A great go-to when food supplies at my house are dwindling. It's also easy to change up the ingredients depending on taste preferences.

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15 Min
45 Min


1 1/2 c
uncooked white rice (i use jasmine)
2 1/4 c
water or chicken broth
2 large
boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1/2 c
sweet onion, finely chopped
1/2 c
celery, chopped
2 c
frozen broccoli florets (do not thaw)
1 sm can(s)
sliced mushrooms, drained and chopped
1/2 c
bell pepper, chopped
1/4 c
bread crumbs or 1 sleeve crushed ritz crackers


1 can(s)
cream of mushroom soup
1 c
mayonnaise (i use the olive oil kind)
2 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1/4-1/2 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
1/4-1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
1 dash(es)
ground nutmeg
1 dash(es)
onion powder
salt to taste

How to Make Hearty Chicken Bake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • 2Bring water or chicken stock to a boil. Stir in rice, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest, covered, for 5 additional minutes.
  • 3Brown chicken in a medium pan, add the onion and celery and saute until onion in just translucent. Set aside.
  • 4In a medium mixing bowl, combine soup ingredients (minus 1/2 cup of the cheese) and blend thoroughly. Add the vegetables, and chicken mixture, stir to combine.
  • 5When rice is finished, combine with the ingredients in the bowl. Dump the contents into the baking dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with the bread crumbs.
  • 6Bake for 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown and crunchy. Let sit for 5 minutes and enjoy :)

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About Hearty Chicken Bake

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #rice, #vegetables