Hearty Chicken Bake

Hearty Chicken Bake Recipe

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Krystal Jordan

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@SkittlesofDoom

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 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
  • CREAMY SOUP BASE

  • 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

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Bring 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.
  3. Brown chicken in a medium pan, add the onion and celery and saute until onion in just translucent. Set aside.
  4. In 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.
  5. When 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.
  6. Bake 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




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