Chicken, Mushroom, and Rice Casserole

Crystal ~


A nice versatile casserole using up left over chicken or turkey. You can adjust about anything in this recipe to suit your taste. I have used turkey, peas and carrots, and various cheeses in this recipe. However, I generally stick to using white or brown long grain rice because it has more flavor, nor as dry as instant rice, in my opinion. Prep time does not include cooking the chicken or rice.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

20 Min
30 Min


Add to Grocery List

  • ·
    4 tablespoons butter
  • ·
    3 tablespoons flour
  • ·
    1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped finely (or ½ teaspoon dried)
  • ·
    ½ cup onions, finely chopped
  • ·
    1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ·
    1 cup chicken broth
  • ·
    1 cup milk, or half and half
  • ·
    2 cups chicken, cooked and diced
  • ·
    1 cup fresh button mushrooms, chopped or sliced
  • ·
    ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ·
    1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • ·
    2 cups of long grain white or brown rice, cooked
  • ·
    1 cup frozen peas
  • ·
    1/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, or cheese of your choice
  • ·
    ½ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • ·
    2 tablespoons butter, melted

How to Make Chicken, Mushroom, and Rice Casserole


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 2 quart shallow baking dish. Spread the cooked rice in the prepared baking dish; set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in onions and garlic cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the flour and thyme; cook for another 1 minute. Stir in the broth and milk and whisk until slightly thick and smooth. Stir in the chicken, mushrooms, salt and pepper.
  4. Sprinkle the peas evenly over the rice. Pour the creamed chicken mixture over the rice and peas.
  5. Sprinkle cheese over mixture and top with buttered breadcrumbs.
  6. Buttered bread crumbs: Melt 2 Tablespoons butter in a bowl and add the bread crumbs. Mix with a fork until blended.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Printable Recipe Card

About Chicken, Mushroom, and Rice Casserole

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American

Leave a Comment

25 Delicious Recipes For Newlyweds

25 Delicious Recipes for Newlyweds

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Now that you've done that whole marriage thing, tackling these delicious recipes shouldn't be a problem. From breakfast to dinner to dessert, these are recipes any newlywed should be able...

Casseroles Your Family Will Give Two Thumbs Up Recipe

Casseroles Your Family Will Give Two Thumbs Up

Kitchen Crew

What did we make for dinner before casseroles? Seriously. They are simple to throw together and are a hearty, comforting dinner option when the weather is colder. Here are a...

Why We Love Comfort Foods Recipe

Why We Love Comfort Foods

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Comfort foods are near and dear to all of our hearts, but have you ever stopped to think why they bring us so much… well... comfort? Across the world comfort...