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tender rice, chicken, and cheese combined into a flavorful casserole
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Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole is comfort food at its finest! It is a creamy and cheesy dinner the entire family will enjoy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: casserole, cheesy, chicken, chicken and rice casserole
Servings: 6
Calories: 436kcal


  • 1 lb chicken *boneless/skinless, diced
  • 2 cups uncooked rice *brown or white works, not Instant
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese *shredded
  • salt/pepper
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup *10.5 oz cans
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix


  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Layer the bottom of pan with the rice.
  • Add 1 cup of cheddar cheese, salt pepper, and chicken to the top of the rice.
  • Spread the 2 cans of cream of chicken soup over the chicken.
  • Pour water on top, followed by the Lipton onion mix.
  • Place pan carefully into the preheated oven, and allow to bake for 90 minutes. If using brown rice, add about 10 minutes to the baking time.
  • *If you notice not a lot of water left in the casserole at the one hour mark, add in an additional 1/2 cup.
  • Once cooked, remove from oven and sprinkle an additional 1/2 cup cheddar cheese on top.
  • Enjoy!!


Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 745mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 1mg
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