Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole

by sunshine on October 1, 2008

I LOVE this casserole!  It is so easy to make and great for a meal during the week, when having company or for taking food over to a families in need.  We have been doing that a lot lately for a church member that just lost his wife.  They have a 10 year-old son and the dad does not know how to cook.  This casserole is something that you can make fairly quickly and also freezes well.

Campbell’s is great at these quick and easy casseroles.  I use their website quite often to find new recipes.

Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole

Recipe Courtesy: Campbell’s Kitchen

Printable Version: Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole

Ingredients: 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free) 1 1/3 cups water
3/4 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts halves
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions: Stir the soup, water, rice, onion powder, black pepper and vegetables in an 11 x 8-inch (2-quart) shallow baking dish.

Top with the chicken. Season the chicken as desired. Cover.

Bake at 375°F. for 50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender. Top with cheese. Let casserole stand for 10 minutes. Stir rice before serving.

Campbell’s also give some great alternatives to this recipe…..

Try It Alfredo: Use 1/4 cup grated Parmesan for Cheddar cheese. Add 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese with soup. Use broccoli flowerets for vegetables. Top chicken with remaining Parmesan cheese.

Trim It Down: Use Campbell’s® 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup instead of regular soup and use low fat cheese instead of regular cheese.

Mexican: In place of onion powder and pepper use 1 teaspoon chili powder. Substitute Mexican cheese blend for Cheddar.

Italian: In place of onion powder and pepper use 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed. Substitute 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan for Cheddar.

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Helene October 4, 2008 at 10:31 am

What a great idea to bring this dish to someone that can't cook. It's probably really appreciated.

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