The Ultimate Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole Recipe

Are you in need of a quick and easy recipe that satisfies your cravings for comfort food? Look no further! We present to you the ultimate Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole recipe from Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ. This semi-homemade dish is perfect for those busy weeknights or whenever you’re in the mood for some good old-fashioned comfort food.

The Ingredients You’ll Need

To make this mouthwatering casserole, gather the following ingredients:

  • 2 Knorr Rice Sides, Cheddar and Broccoli Flavor (5.5 oz size)
  • 1 can of Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • ½ tablespoon of Seasoned Salt (adjust to taste)
  • Pepper for taste
  • 1 teaspoon of Basil (optional)
  • ½ tablespoon of Garlic Salt
  • 1 can of Nacho or Cheddar Cheese Soup

Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole

Let’s Get Cooking!

Once you have all your ingredients ready, follow these simple steps to create your Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Empty both rice packages into a 3-quart baking dish, such as a 9×13 or 10×14.
  3. Add the cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, and water to the dish. Whisk them together until well combined.
  4. Place the boneless, skinless chicken breasts on top of the rice mixture.
  5. Sprinkle the seasoned salt, pepper, basil (if desired), and garlic salt evenly over the chicken breasts.
  6. Spoon the nacho or cheddar cheese soup on top of the chicken, spreading it out evenly.
  7. Cover the casserole dish tightly with foil and bake for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  8. For a golden-brown finish, remove the foil and broil the dish for 3-5 minutes. Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning.
  9. Serve your delicious Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!
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Q: Can I make substitutions in the Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole recipe?

Absolutely! Here are some substitutions you can try:

  • Explore different brands of pre-made rice mixes to switch up the flavors.
  • If you don’t have or like one of the cream soups, use all of one flavor (e.g., all cream of chicken or all cream of mushroom).
  • Substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs for chicken breasts.
  • Customize the seasonings to your liking. Consider adding basil, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, or paprika.
  • Add some freshness by including 2 cups of chopped fresh broccoli.

Q: Do you have more delicious weeknight meal ideas?

Yes, we do! Check out these mouthwatering recipes:

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Delight your taste buds with the ultimate Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole from Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ. This simple yet flavorful dish is perfect for those hectic days when you need a comforting and satisfying meal. Remember to make your own tasty variations using our suggested substitutions. Visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for more fantastic recipes, cooking tips, and culinary inspiration!

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