Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

5 from 3 votes

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We’ve taken a winter siesta here on Platter Talk, having not published any posts in the last week or so.  Driving into work this morning my vehicle’s thermometer was registering at 14 below zero (F) or for you folks in the metric world, that would be nearly 26 below (C.)  You can measure it anyway you like, but cold is cold and with temperatures like that it’s little wonder we felt the urge to do a little hibernating.

A dish filled with Chicken and rice casserole.
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If there is one good thing about extremely cold weather it has to be that comfort food tastes that much more comforting.  This casserole, featuring boneless chicken breasts atop of broth cooked rice and a vegetable medley – all topped with cheddar cheese, was the perfect meal for a cold winter evening.   Essentially a one pot wonder, this casserole is a balanced meal with protein galore, some hearty carbs, and an array of vegetables to top it off.   As a bonus, it takes only a few minutes to put together and our boys loved the taste and their dads loved the ease and balanced nutrition this one has to offer.   Best of all, it made us forget just how cold it is outside, if only for an hour or so.    We hope you are staying warm, wherever you may be.    -Dan

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Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

5 from 3 votes
Adapted from Campbell's Kitchens
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 whole boneless chicken breast, split in half (or 4 halves)
  • 1 family size can cream of chicken soup
  • 3 cups hot chicken broth, reduced sodium
  • 2 cups frozen vegetables
  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Prepare a 9x13 casserole pan with non-stick spray.
  • In large bowl, combine soup, hot chicken broth, salt, and rice.
  • Mix thoroughly and pour into prepared casserole pan.
  • Evenly distribute vegetables on top of broth mixture.
  • Place the chicken breasts on top of vegetables.
  • Cover pan with foil and bake 60-90 minutes or until chicken is done and rice is light and fluffy.
  • Remove foil, sprinkle cheese over chicken and allow to set for 5-10 minutes prior to serving.


To reduced baking time, cube chicken breasts into small pieces if desired.


Calories: 737kcal, Carbohydrates: 94g, Protein: 44g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 110mg, Sodium: 2282mg, Potassium: 935mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 5120IU, Vitamin C: 23mg, Calcium: 283mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
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  1. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Boy Howdy you definitely deserve comfort food and to hibernate. I can’t imagine that kind of cold. This casserole certainly falls into the comfort food zone. It looks delicious and you guys deserve it!

  2. This looks and sounds so amazing! We have to try this dish, since we love all the flavors combined in it. Delish!

  3. 5 stars
    This dish is perfect for the weather we are having in Missouri – too much cold and too much snow. THIS dish is all about being cozy & warm and is exactly what I need. Thanks, Dan.

  4. This definitely epitomizes comfort food Dan. I love the ease of the one pan wonder meal. Stay as warm as you can and so glad to have you back with a recipe!

  5. It all looks so delicious and I love love love that it’s all baked together getting all yummy! I’m making this one!

  6. I just cannot even imagine it being that cold!! We just don’t get extremes like that here in NZ. I do wish I could see real snow, but I don’t know how you live with those temperatures! This really seems like the perfect dish to be eating (under any circumstance, really). I just adore those lovely, creamy, cheesey flavors!

    1. Thank so much Nicole, for the great comments; I hope to visit your country some day and experience first hand your wonderful climate (and wine!!)