Delicious and Simple Chicken and Rice Casserole

Are you in the mood for an easy and mouthwatering chicken dish that will leave your taste buds begging for more? Look no further! Our Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ has got you covered with this amazing chicken and rice casserole recipe. It’s so simple to put together and absolutely delicious. Let’s dive in!

Easy Chicken and Rice

Ingredients for Chicken and Rice Casserole

To prepare this super easy chicken and rice casserole, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Chicken pieces (bone-in is recommended, but boneless works too)
  • Chicken Rice Packets (Knorr Chicken Rice Packets work perfectly; any brand will do)
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Broth or a combination of water and Better than Bouillon
  • Garlic salt and pepper blend
  • Paprika
  • Vegetables (broccoli is our favorite, but any vegetable can work)

Chicken and Rice Ingredients

How to Make Easy Chicken and Rice with Knorr Rice

Start by preheating your oven and greasing a rectangular casserole dish. Then, dump the packets of Knorr chicken rice into the bottom of the dish.

Since the Knorr rice mixture is already seasoned, there’s no need to add extra seasoning. In a separate bowl, mix together the cream of chicken soup, chicken Better than Bouillon, and water. Pour this mixture over the rice.

Next, add your desired vegetables on top of the soup. For this version of chicken and rice, we recommend using fresh broccoli, chopped into bite-sized pieces.

Stir the rice, soup, and vegetables together until well combined. Now, it’s time to season the chicken! Generously sprinkle garlic salt, pepper, and paprika over the chicken pieces. Arrange the seasoned chicken on top of the rice mixture.

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Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cover the casserole dish and bake it in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Then, uncover the dish and bake for an additional 15 minutes. The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165°F for safe consumption.

Once cooked, remove the casserole dish from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving. This flavorful chicken and rice dish is perfect for any day of the week!

Tips for Making Chicken and Rice Casserole

  • Can this dish be frozen? Absolutely! You can freeze it for up to a month and thaw it before baking.
  • Not a fan of broccoli? No problem! You can easily substitute it with peas and carrots, green beans, or omit the vegetables altogether.
  • Can boneless chicken be used instead? Certainly! Boneless chicken breast or thighs can be substituted, although they may require slightly less baking time.

At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we believe that cooking should be both enjoyable and delicious. That’s why we’re here to share our favorite recipes with you. Give this easy chicken and rice casserole a try and experience the incredible flavors it has to offer!

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