This week's featured recipe is one of the first things that I ever made for my husband when we were dating. He loved it, and it's become a dish that he requests quite often. And even though I'm branching out and trying to make different things, I still love this. In my mind it's one of those "old faithful" recipes. If I'm running short on time, or ingredients, or if I can't decide what to put on the week's menu, I can always turn to the Chicken & Rice Bake!
Recipe for Chicken & Rice Bake
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
2 cups water (or 2 2/3 cup for extra-creamy rice)
1 1/2 cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 tsp pepper (or more if desired)
salt to season (optional)
Shredded cheddar cheese (as much as desired)
Coat a 2 qt shallow baking dish with cooking spray. Mix soup, water,and rice together. Mix in some cheese (optional). Season with pepper and a little salt (if desired). Place uncooked chicken breasts on top of mixture. Season chicken with additonal pepper. Top chicken and rice with cheese. Cover with tin foil. Bake at 375°F. 45 min. or until done.
Tips & Suggestions:
- This is a great recipe to cut in half or double, depending on how many people you'll be serving. You can also make the rice without the chicken on top; it's a great side item!
-I often make this with 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup (rather than using the chicken). You could also use 2 cans of cream of chicken, if mushroom's not your thing! Or try other flavors of soup that are to your liking.
- Change the size and taste of the recipe by adding a single canned or frozen vegetable (green beans, peas, broccoli, or carrots), or add some mixed vegetables.
-Or try substituting another type of cheese for the cheddar.
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Labels: casseroles and quick meals, Recipe of the Week