Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole is an easy way to make a delicious meal your family will love.  It is a creamy and cheesy comfort food dinner to bring from your oven to table in 30 minutes.

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cheesy chicken and rice in a casserole dish with wooden serving spoon.-Perfect 30 minute meal.

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

When looking for a creamy and easy family meal, this cheesy chicken and rice casserole always comes to my mind.  Made with shredded chicken breast, white rice, and lots of grated cheddar cheese, this makes dinner time sensational, and what is equally as good as it tastes is that it is done in 30 minutes.  So when it comes to your next family meal don’t over think it, just make a delicious creamy chicken and rice casserole and call it a success. 

Being able to provide hearty meals for our families often gets very time consuming and we spend way too much time preparing and cleaning up, and less time at the table with our families.  That is why making dinner that will deliver on taste and cut back on time is so important to me, and this cheesy chicken and rice casserole is just the recipe to do that.

What is chicken and rice casserole?

  • Chicken and rice casserole is made with shredded chicken breast, cooked white rice, cooking wine, chicken stock, and grated cheddar cheese.
  • It is a comfort food dish that all gets combined together and baked in a casserole dish for 20 minutes.  The perfect oven to table meal for your whole family to enjoy.cheesy chicken and rice casserole being served with a wooden spoon.

How to make chicken and rice casserole?

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9×13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan melt butter and stir in minced garlic.  Cook over medium high heat for 30 seconds.  Pour in flour, garlic salt, garlic powder, and pepper, whisk to combine.  Add in cooking wine and chicken stock and continue to whisk until sauce begins to boil and thicken.
  3. Stir in grated cheddar cheese and allow to melt.  Pour in cooked white rice and shredded chicken breast and mix to combine.
  4. Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish and top with additional cheddar cheese. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.

How to make broccoli chicken and rice casserole?

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 9×13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan melt butter and add minced garlic.  Cook for 30 seconds over medium high heat and then add flour, garlic salt, garlic powder, and pepper.  Whisk to combine.  Pour in cooking wine and chicken stock.  Bring to a boil and whisk until thickens, then reduce heat.
  3. Stir in thawed broccoli, cooked white rice, shredded chicken breast and mix.  Add in cheddar cheese and allow to melt stirring to combine all ingredients.  Pour into prepared casserole dish and bake for 20 minutes.

How do you freeze chicken and rice casserole?

  • Allow casserole to cool completely before placing in the freezer.
  • Cover tightly with plastic wrap and then with aluminum foil if you are freezing in casserole dish.  Make sure to mark the date you placed it in the freezer.
  • You can also transfer cooled chicken and rice to an airtight container and freeze.
  • When ready to reheat, make sure to thaw the chicken cheese and rice casserole out in the refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours.

chicken and rice casserole topped with cheese in a white casserole dish.

This easy creamy chicken and rice casserole will be perfect for any night of the week.

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Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole is a easy way to make a delicious meal your family will love. It is a creamy and easy comfort food dinner to bring from your oven to table in 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy chicken and rice casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 787 kcal
Author Shannon

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast shredded
  • 3 cups white rice cooked
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup white cooking wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3-1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese divided
  • Fresh parsley to garnish

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9x13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large saucepan melt butter and stir in minced garlic. Cook over medium high heat for 30 seconds. Pour in flour, garlic salt, garlic powder, and pepper, whisk to combine. Add in cooking wine and chicken stock and continue to whisk until sauce begins to boil and thicken.

Stir in grated cheddar cheese and allow to melt. Pour in cooked white rice and shredded chicken breast and mix to combine.

Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish and top with additional cheddar cheese. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

I like to use this Shredded Chicken to make this recipe even easier. 

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 787 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 709mg 30%
Potassium 413mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 98g 33%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 12.7%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 29.2%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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