Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake

Ready in 45 minutes

Easy to Make. Kids Love it!

"I've made this twice now, and it's very good! Chicken is moist and rice has some decent flavor! Definitely a good "what do I do with these defrosted chicken breasts" kind of meal! I used cream of chicken and cream of celery, both are good. I also seasoned the chicken breasts separately before adding to rice, added some frozen peas and corn and once I removed the foil and added the cheese, I stuck it back in the oven for 5 minutes on high broil to get crispy cheesy taste. Great versatile recipe (I've used pepper jack cheese and mexican blend cheese- both different and both very good)."

- craftyhobbyhouse

Top-ranked recipe named "Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake"

4.1 avg, 337 review(s) 85% would make again


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1 10.75-oz can Cream of Chicken Soup; Regular or 98% fat free
1 1/3 cups Water
3/4 cups Rice; Uncooked Regular long-grain white
1/2 teaspoon Onion powder
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper; ground
1 1/2 pounds Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast Halves; about 4 - 6
1 cup Cheddar Cheese; (4 oz) Shredded

Original recipe makes 4



Mix soup, water, rice, onion powder and black pepper in 2qt. shallow baking dish. Top with chicken. Sprinkle chicken with additional pepper.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375 F for 45 min. or until chicken is no longer pink and rice is done.

Uncover, sprinkle cheese over chicken, the cheese melts from the heat of the chicken.

For a nice addition stir in 2 cups of fresh or canned, or frozen vegetables into soup mixture before topping with chicken.


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Instead of garlic powder I used hot wing seasoning, threw in some tapatio and a red bell pepper. It was a little spicy but so good! Easy too! photo by Victorigrl Victorigrl

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Good dish but the chicken needs some kind of extra seasoning because it came out bland. The rice was tasty and I added fresh broccoli when cooking it. Also just pound the chicken flat to keep it within the given cook time
spidey420 1 month ago
12Chee 2 months ago
Used chicken broth instead of water, great stuff.
mKopenhagen 2 months ago
1 hour and the chicken is still raw. Looks good and can't wait to try it.
WarmHearted1 2 months ago
Yum yum
kiarajo 2 months ago
Chicken needs to be pre cooked first
deneatreshonmcbride 2 months ago
Made tonight with 1 cup of frozen peas and 1 cup of sliced carrots awesome will be making again thanks for great recipe all in one dish meal I cooked mine much longer
tshaw73 3 months ago
The chicken was good, but the rice did not cook properly.
ldoolan 3 months ago
Super easy, lots of ways to customize it your liking.
lefponk 4 months ago
Easy to make! I cut my chicken into chicken strips. Also, I didn't have any plain white rice so I used a knorr sides - garlic and herbs rice. Everything cooked to perfection! Will definitely be making this again!
livluvlaff247 4 months ago
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