Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole with a side salad on a white plate.
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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 Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 406
Author Echo Blickenstaff

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  • Layer rice, 1 cup cheese, salt ,and pepper in pan.
  • Place chicken breasts on top. Dob rounded teaspoons of cream of chicken soup over the chicken breasts and rice.
  • Pour water on top and sprinkle with onion soup mix.
  • Bake uncovered for 1 1/2 hours, checking water after 1 hour. 
  • If water is absorbed before chicken and rice are completely cooked, you can add an additional 1/2 c. to keep moist.
  • Remove from oven, and stir excess sauce into the rice. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

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Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 723mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 1mg