Baked Chicken and Rice

Want something addicting, full of flavor and a family favorite that everyone will love? This Baked Chicken and Rice is a perfect solution for the weeknight dinner rut.

Chicken and Rice

When it comes to food, chicken and rice has always been one of my favorite meals. Whether it be chicken with rice as a side, chicken and rice casserole or this easy and super flavorful Baked Chicken and Rice recipe.

Technically you could call this baked chicken and rice casserole since it’s all mixed together in one pan and that is in hindsight what a casserole is, but we just aptly call it chicken and rice.

I grew up on oven baked chicken and rice, it was one of my moms favorite meals and she made it all the time growing up. So obviously it would be something that I would carry into my family once I started one.

Chicken and Rice recipe

Now her recipe uses whole chicken breasts and she makes her own gravy but my recipe is a little bit different but we have grow to absolutely adore this recipe.

I have to tell you that the spice in this dish really make it what it is. There is nothing bland to this recipe one bit and that is what I think makes this super addicting. Not just for myself, but my kids also cant stop eating this.

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED?

  • Chicken
  • Salt & pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Onion powder
  • Thyme
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Milk
  • Rice
  • Butter

Baked Chicken and Rice

My stomach is just growling while I write this recipe up. Honestly if I had to choose, this chicken and rice recipe would be one in the top 5 recipes that I make from my site.

Literally that is how much we love it. We actually based this recipe off of my Baked Pork Chops & Rice recipe that we have. It is completely interchangeable and the cooking time, method and ingredients besides the meats are exactly the same.

So I love how this is super versatile between cuts of meats, meaning that you can have the same great flavor but just slightly different, especially when you have some meats that you are wanting to use up but don’t know what to do with.

Chicken is one of those meats that I like more than most and eat probably 3-4 times a week. 

Baked Chicken and Rice Casserole

Some of my favorite chicken recipes include:

Chicken is just one of those versatile ingredients that you really cant go wrong with, so I’m a big chicken advocate for sure and I’m not sad one bit.

HOW DO YOU MAKE BAKED CHICKEN AND RICE?

  • Preheat oven to 275.
  • Dice chicken into bite sized cubes and season with salt, pepper, onion powder and rosemary.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a saute pan and heat over medium and add your chicken and brown each side but don’t cook through, they will finish cooking in the oven.
  • Add to a 9″x13″ baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan add cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup and milk, rice, rosemary and thyme and whisk until combined.
  • Add your butter and bring to a gentle boil until butter is melted then pour over your chicken, stir to distribute chicken and rice evenly.
  • Cover with tinfoil and cook for 2 hours.

Oven Baked Chicken and Rice

This chicken and rice bake is such a simple recipe, yes it takes a little bit of time to cook, but it is all worth it in the end, I promise!

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4.72 from 7 votes
Baked Chicken and Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
 

Want something addicting, full of flavor and a family favorite that everyone will love? This Baked Chicken and Rice is a perfect solution for the weeknight dinner rut.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 406 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 - 1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary divided
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 10 oz can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 10 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Parsley garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275.
  2. Dice chicken into bite sized cubes and season with salt, pepper, onion powder and rosemary.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a saute pan and heat over medium and add your chicken and brown each side but don't cook through, they will finish cooking in the oven.
  4. Add to a 9″x13″ baking dish and set aside.
  5. In a large sauce pan add cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup and milk, rice, rosemary and thyme and whisk until combined.
  6. Add your butter and bring to a gentle boil until butter is melted then pour over your chicken, stir to distribute chicken and rice evenly.
  7. Cover with tinfoil and cook for 2 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 1284mg 54%
Potassium 206mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 13.6%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 9.7%
Iron 7.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chicken and Rice Casserole

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5 thoughts on “Baked Chicken and Rice

  1. This sounds like such an easy weeknight dinner. I love the spices you use. Can’t wait to add it to our meal plan for a coming week. Thanks!

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