Busy Day? Check Out These 7 EASY Dinnertime Dishes That’ll Make You Shout “Whoopie!”

Are you looking for a simple casserole to make on a Sunday afternoon? Give this chicken and rice bake a shot. It’s easy and tastes fabulous.

Check out what my pals over at Should I Be Mopping The Floor had to say about this recipe:


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 kid…kitchen 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…


I’m so thankful for this delightful recipe. I’ve seen chicken and rice bakes made many different ways and this is honestly one of my faves.


8-10 thawed Tyson chicken tenders or 3 large chicken breasts, cut into strips

1 can cream of celery soup

1 can Campbell’s 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 evaporated milk (it will rinse the rice out)



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

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 9×13 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.








Quick Tip: I like to leave this casserole under the broiler for a few moments to ensure that the top gets nice and brown. Yum!

Thank you to Recipe Lion for this great recipe.


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