Recipe of the Week: Chicken & Rice Bake

This week’s featured recipe is one of the first things that I ever made for my husband when we were dating. He loved it, and it’s become a dish that he requests quite often. And even though I’m branching out and trying to make different things, I still love this. In my mind it’s one of those “old faithful” recipes. If I’m running short on time, or ingredients, or if I can’t decide what to put on the week’s menu, I can always turn to the Chicken & Rice Bake!

Recipe for Chicken & Rice Bake
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
2 cups water (or 2 2/3 cup for extra-creamy rice)
1 1/2 cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 tsp pepper (or more if desired)
salt to season (optional)
Shredded cheddar cheese (as much as desired)

Coat a 2 qt shallow baking dish with cooking spray. Mix soup, water,and rice together. Mix in some cheese (optional). Season with pepper and a little salt (if desired). Place uncooked chicken breasts on top of mixture. Season chicken with additonal pepper. Top chicken and rice with cheese. Cover with tin foil. Bake at 375°F. 45 min. or until done.

Tips & Suggestions:

– This is a great recipe to cut in half or double, depending on how many people you’ll be serving. You can also make the rice without the chicken on top; it’s a great side item!

-I often make this with 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup (rather than using the chicken). You could also use 2 cans of cream of chicken, if mushroom’s not your thing! Or try other flavors of soup that are to your liking.

– Change the size and taste of the recipe by adding a single canned or frozen vegetable (green beans, peas, broccoli, or carrots), or add some mixed vegetables.

-Or try substituting another type of cheese for the cheddar.


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  1. We make this all of the time! It is delicious and a favorite at my house. We’ve never put cheese on it though-will have to try that next time.

  2. This is good! I make my own version of this as well!

  3. Paula Constable says

    Yum. So easy! I’ve got to make this one soon. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. We all need favorites we can whip up in a hurry… This looks like comfort food…. mmmmmm

  5. Diana - FreeStyleMama says

    Looks yummy and easy! I have a Mr. Linky on my blog:

  6. Clumbsy Cookie says

    I love this kind of simple, versatile and delicious dishes!

  7. The Blonde Duck says

    That looks so good! I love healthy, easy dishes like this.

  8. It’s great to have old stand-bys, especially if your husband loves them too!

    PS: I’ve been by a few times, have I mentioned yet that I think your flower design is too cute?

  9. This casserole is SO delicious. I haven’t made it in a long time, but will have to make it again soon.

  10. Glad I saw your link on Blissfully Domestic. This sounds like a great easy recipe. Thanks.

  11. Jean Stockdale says

    Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a note. I hope you will try the brownie recipe. It is quite a hit at my house and eveyone seems to really like. I will try your chicken dish. It sounds great. Blessings.

  12. Kim @ Forever Wherever says

    Recipes with Cream of Mushroom Soup are always good! I also like the sweet story that goes along with it. I still make some of my first recipes and they were really basic! 🙂 Thanks for joining us for Tasty Tuesday!

  13. This sounds great. I always forget that I can put uncooked rice in something like this – which makes it so simple! Thanks!

  14. Great looking comforting dish!

  15. This looks like yummy comfort food!

  16. This used to be one of my favorite stand bys but I have not made it in ages!

  17. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says

    Thanks. I have been wanting a new chicken and rice recipe. I have some chicken in the freezer and all the other ingredients. I may be our dinner tonight!

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