Chicken Rice Casserole makes for a crowd-pleasing dinner that comes together in under 5 minutes of prep time. Made with only 4 ingredients, this meal packs a lot of flavor in a filling one dish dinner that everyone will love! ©SpendWithPennies.com
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There is nothing like Chicken Rice Casserole for dinner. This dish is deliciously easy, creamy and totally satisfying and you’ll never believe it needs just 4 ingredients!
This is a special dish because the recipe comes from my BFF, Penny, who lives just across the street! Anyhow, Penny said she’s been making this for years and it’s her go-to, must have, favorite easy weeknight meal that I just had to try.
I have to admit, when I first made it I thought it would be tasty but… I had NO idea what I was in for.
First of all, this dish comes together in under 5 minutes, it’s one of the quickest dinner preps on my whole site (along with One Pot Pizza Tortellini Bake). Second, this was a meal that everyone in my house went crazy for! Truly, this is what you make when someone needs to be comforted, it’s like serving a great warm hug from your Mom!
The chicken comes out incredibly tender and juicy, the rice is perfectly cooked in a rich and creamy sauce and the whole thing is loaded with flavor!
This easy Chicken Rice Casserole takes about an hour to bake, but that is one of the things that make it kind of the perfect dish. With minimal prep time, you can slide this casserole into the oven and relax, or maybe help with homework without feeling the usual dinner time rush!
5 minutes of work, and then perhaps a glass of wine or read your book for an hour? I feel like that’s a good idea for ALL weeknights!
I use homemade onion soup mix in this recipe, but you can use the kind in the envelope if you haven’t had a chance to mix up a batch yet. The flavor will be amazing either way! Penny also said she sometimes replaces the onion soup mix with a packet of gravy mix… I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s definitely next on my list!
If you are lucky enough to have leftovers, this makes for a delicious lunch the following day.
Chicken Rice Casserole
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 cup long grain white rice , uncooked
- 1 package onion soup mix (or use homemade)
- 1 can (10 oz) cream of mushroom soup
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Add chicken breasts and season with salt & pepper.
- Pour uncooked rice over chicken. Sprinkle with onion soup mix.
- Combine mushrooms soup and 1 1/2 cups of water. Pour over chicken.
- Cover and bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
Recipe NotesMy casserole is always ready in 1hr 15 minutes however depending on your own variables, it can require up to an additional 25 minutes.
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