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chicken and rice casserole on a plate with a fork next to it and a small bowl of cheese

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, Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 406kcal
Author Echo Blickenstaff



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Layer rice, 1 cup cheese, salt ,and pepper in pan.
    Rice and cheese in a 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.
    Layering ingredients in a pan for chicken casserole.
  • Bake uncovered for 1 hour. 
    Chicken and Rice casserole ready to bake
  • Remove from oven, and stir excess sauce into the rice. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
    Baked cheesy chicken and rice in a pan



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


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