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Recipe: Chicken and Rice Bake – Easy and Delicious!

March 14, 2010 · 16 comments

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Well it is Sunday.  When I think of Sunday, I think of eating a nice, home-cooked meal.  Today I am sharing one of my absolute favorite recipes.  It is from my tattered Pillsbury Cookbook.  I have made this recipe countless times, and my family loves it.   It is also easy to make ahead early in the day, and then just pop it in the oven at dinner time.  (Add a few minutes of cooking time if it is refrigerated first.)

Chicken Rice Bake

1 1/4 cups uncooked regular rice

2 tablespoons chopped onion

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 stalk celery, chopped

2 cups water

10 3/4 ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup

sliced mushrooms – use amount you like (recipe calls for 4 oz can of mushrooms, drained, but I prefer fresh)

bone in chicken breasts, or 3 pound frying chicken, cut up.  I always use the bone in breasts

2 tablespoons melted margarine or butter

1/2 teaspoon salt to sprinkle over chicken

1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning to sprinkle over chicken

1/2 teaspoon paprika to sprinkle over chicken

Heat over to 375 degrees.  In ungreased 13 x 9 inch pan, combine rice, onion 1/2 teaspoon salt, celery, water, soup and mushrooms.  Mix very well.  Arrange chicken skin side up on rice mixture and drizze chicken with margarine.  Sprinkle with the salt, poultry seasoning, and paprika.  Bake at 375 for 70 minutes.  Makes 5 -6 servings.

(As a side note, I do not drizzle the chicken with margarine and add all the seasonings.  I just sprinkle the chicken with some salt and poultry seasoning.  However, I do not eat the skin on my chicken, so it may make a difference to those who do.)

Nutrition info (for 1/6 of recipe):

Calories:  470

Protein:  36g

Carbs:  33 g

Fat: 20 g (less I am sure if you don’t eat the skin or don’t drizzle with margarine)

Cholesterol:  100 mg

Fiber:  1 g

Sodium:  890 mg

I really hope you enjoy this recipe.  If you are looking to reduce the sodium content, you could probably use a ‘Healthy Request’ version of the cream of chicken soup.  However, I have not tried that so I cannot say if it would affect the taste or not.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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Ismael Stawicki April 21, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Thanks for the great post! You have a new fan.


Allen April 25, 2010 at 11:18 pm

This is a great recipe! I’ll be sure to bookmark it. Thanks for posting it! I’ll really enjoy making this. 🙂


yemek tarifi May 6, 2010 at 7:36 am

thanks..…delicious..iam going to prepare it soon..


Winford Krewer September 8, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Mmm sounds awesome. Maybe my friends and I can make it next weekend.


Brain Risberg December 9, 2010 at 7:45 am

Hi there, thanks very much for that. I was trying to find a filling stew recipe to get me through the winter time, and this looks perfect. I found a whole stew recipes site here too that seems to have tons of good ideas, maybe your readers can get some more inspiration there. Anyway, thanks again, I will bookmark and read more another time 😉


Dinner Ideas July 8, 2011 at 6:00 pm

You’ve got great insights about chicken recipes, keep up the good work!


amazing food addict August 24, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Excellent recipe! perfect for dish for weekends and for this summer season. I will definitely try this out. Thanks for sharing this. Just like what they say, keep up the good work! Keep sharing.


nyc restaurant blogger October 6, 2011 at 3:11 am

Its my first time encounter this kind of food. And this Chicken Rice Bake looks good and pretty much enticing. I will give it a try someday, anyway thanks for sharing I have learned something new here.


Cathy C July 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I added green and red bell peppers and used cream of mushroom soup. Looks very festive and is an excellet meal. I love the internet I just searched bone in chicken rice casseroles and I found your post. Thanks 🙂


Kris July 19, 2012 at 8:32 am

Hey thanks for checking in! The peppers are a good idea, I am sure it really ‘dresses up’ the dish!


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