Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole with a side salad on a white plate.

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

This Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole is an easy chicken casserole recipe for a busy day. Only a few minutes of prep work and the oven does the rest!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6

INGREDIENTS (with Amazon Links)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  3. Layer rice, 1 cup cheese, salt ,and pepper in pan.
  4. Place chicken breasts on top. Dob rounded teaspoons of cream of chicken soup over the chicken breasts and rice.
  5. Pour water on top and sprinkle with onion soup mix.
  6. Bake uncovered for 1 1/2 hours, checking water after 1 hour. 

  7. If water is absorbed before chicken and rice are completely cooked, you can add an additional 1/2 c. to keep moist.

  8. Remove from oven, and stir excess sauce into the rice. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.


*If using brown rice, add 15 minutes to baking time.