Good Ol' Chicken & Rice Casserole {#chicken, #rice, #casserole} | i should be mopping the floor

Monday, October 22, 2012

Good Ol' Chicken & Rice Casserole {#chicken, #rice, #casserole}

I know I've told you that I'm all about the low-carbage and we're diet-city around these parts. While this is all still true, sometimes you just need a good ol' mama-style casserole. You know...the kind your mama would fix the family when you were a towel thrown over her shoulder, phone cord stretched across the kitchen {attached to the avocado green wall phone} while talking to Aunt Alma and stirring that pot round & round. Mama casserole, people. Sometimes needs are unexplainable.

While my mom has her own version of this, my friend Becky ROCKS the chicken and rice in ways I can't explain. This is actually an oldie that I had posted years ago when I actually managed to keep up a family blog...

Becky's Chicken & Rice

8-10 thawed chicken tenders or 3 large chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cans (yes, cans) Minute Rice (can use brown)
1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix, dry
1 1/2 cans milk (it will rinse the rice out)

Combine soup in mixing bowl, add rice and then milk.

Man, I love how Becky thinks. She and I are so alike....this totally saves you a dirty measuring cup by using the can. She's one resourceful gal.

Mix well with wire whisk. Add package of onion soup mix, stir well and sprinkle with a little salt (I use Accent in place of salt a lot these days) and pepper.

Grease 9x13 casserole dish. Pour half of soup/rice mixture in the bottom.

Then lay chicken pieces on top of soup layer. Follow with remaining soup/rice mixture on top of the chicken to cover. Cover tightly with foil and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for an hour and a half. Take foil off last 30 minutes of baking to make the top a little browned.
Allow to sit a few minutes before serving.
6 generous {heaping} servings.


  1. My mom did make a casserole like this! (And how did you know we had an avocado green phone??!) Thanks for a recipe blast from the past and just in time for winter too!

  2. Sounds delish. I'm low/no carbin' it myself these days since Speed wants to go skiing this winter. Got to mkae sure I can fit in my ski pants - ha!

  3. this may be a dumb question, but is the rice cooked or uncooked?

    1. Not a dumb question at all...I ALWAYS wonder that about chicken & rice casseroles since everyone does theirs differently. The rice goes in UNCOOKED in this casserole. It cooks with the milk & soup. Since it's Minute Rice, it comes out perfectly every time!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. I think this is slightly different than the chicken & rice casserole I usually make...since it looks super-duper easy (I don't make complicated dishes!!), I'm gonna give it a try!! And, I am ALWAYS on the lookout for easy to fix casseroles...Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thank you for sharing your recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. Have a GREAT week! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

  6. Looks easy! Love the red dish you baked it in!

  7. I miss this! My mo used to make this all the time on busy weeknights and I've always meant to try it myself. Note to self to make it sometime soon now :)

  8. Look good. Can i use normal brown rice instead of minute rice?

  9. I don't think so. Something about the absorption rate of the minute variety that makes this work. Sorry. :(

  10. i have not seen Minute Rice in cans...boxes, yes. How much should I use?

    1. Hi there! I used regular minute rice, but measure it with the can so I don't have to dirty measuring cups! <3