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Chicken and Rice Casserole

I’ve been researching old recipes from my mother in laws collection.  She worked in a school lunchroom for years and has all these awesome recipes tucked away.  I found some that looked well-worn – which is an indication that those particular books have some pretty bomb recipes!  I’ve been looking through them and it’s been such an inspiration!

My kids love a good casserole so this one stuck out.  It was a little different from the ones I’ve found online so I had to try it out.  It was SO FLIPPIN GOOD!  Like eating chicken risotto without all the work and all the stirring.  Mmmmm…..

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I always try to find ways to add veggies to one pot meals – or one casserole meals.  The old recipe didn’t add any veggies but I needed to add some!  My kids LOVE broccoli and mushrooms so I had to add them in.

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Do you SEE how delicious the rice looks?  Flavored with soup, Portobello, and broccoli… I could eat a bowl of just the rice.

Chicken and Rice www.choppingsticks.com

Now go home and COOK THIS!  Easy one pot casserole – it’s up there with all the deliciously satisfying Christmas casseroles.  Your family will love you for this.  Mine did!  They’re even scarfing down the leftovers!

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 medium bag of frozen broccoli, cut up
  • 1 1/2 cup of sliced portobello mushrooms
  • 1 cut up fryer chicken
  • 1 can of cream of celery soup
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a deep rectangular Pyrex dish 9x13, put uncooked rice on the bottom.
  2. Then add cream of celery soup and spread over the rice.
  3. Add sliced mushrooms evenly along the bottom of the dish.
  4. Arrange the cut up fryer evenly - I placed the chicken breasts on the outside of the pan - you can also cut the breast in half. Place chicken bone down.
  5. Sprinkle thyme evenly along the chicken breasts and salt and pepper the chicken as well.
  6. Add the frozen broccoli along the edges of the chicken.
  7. Spread the cream of mushroom soup on the chicken pieces.
  8. Add 1 1/2 cup of warm water to the casserole being sure to add on the corners so the mushroom soup doesn't wash off of the chicken pieces.
  9. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour or until the chicken is done. Check the chicken breast to make sure it's done - it's the largest piece of chicken that is in the dish.
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