Recipe by KVines3
"Delicious for the whole family!"
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1 1/2 cups
shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
ground black pepper
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, or more to taste
2 (10.5 ounce) cans
cream of chicken soup
water, or more as needed
1 (1 ounce) package
dry onion soup mix (such as Lipton®)
I did change a few things but not much at all. i had to use dark skinless, boneless chicken...sent the husband to the store and that is what he brought me :/. i placed foil over the dish for the first hour and when i removed it i stirred it a little but not much, just enough to stir in the onion packet and move things around. i used cream of chicken with mushrooms because i like mushrooms. i would have put fresh mushrooms in it if they had been on sale and plan to next time i make it. i added my own seasonings besides pepper but i didnt add salt since canned soups are typically salty enough for my taste. the chicken was very tender. i put more than 3 cups of water in the dish i am sure, just rinsed the two soup cans out and i didnt have to add more at any point.
i think this would be a great recipe for someone just learning to cook for their family because it is easy and you can add things to it and experiment with flavors.
i do not know the need of giving an opinion and messing with the rating when you have not made the dish. i look to the reviews for great tips and tricks to make things better or even for things to avoid. I hate olives but i dont go to recipe to recipe rating recipes with olives as 1 star because i think they are horrible and deserve a low rating...i just dont try the recipe and move on.
Don't add the extra salt, it isn't needed. The rice turns into more of a risotto, which isn't a bad thing. My rice hating husband HATED this. Super props to having everything raw and 'dumping' into a casserole dish, instead of having to precook and THEN bake, which is why we hate casseroles. Used extra sharp cheddar and ommited salt, otherwise, didn't change anything. This is extremely heavy, so don't be surprised if your family doesn't eat as much as they normally do.
The layer of cheese and chicken over the uncooked rice prevented the rice from cooking evenly. I had to remove the chicken after an hour and pour boiling water over the rice, stir, and bake another 1/2 hour without the chicken on top. The chicken did not need that long to bake. I would also recommend using salt and pepper on the chicken instead over the rice and cheese.
Next time, I would pour the water over the rice before adding the chicken, season the chicken, and use a well seasoned homemade "cream of" without the onion soup mix.
Loved this recipe!! So easy too! I had to change the cream of chicken soup to cheddar cheese soup because that's all I had on hand. Now I only use cheese soup. And a couple times I was out of onion soup mix so I just added some dried minced onion and some crushed red pepper/ground black pepper and garlic instead. Still came out great! I've made this several times and my husband absolutely loves it!
Just tried this recipe tonight. I added some diced onions on top of the rice/cheese layer and then also seasoned the chicken breasts with pig in a polka seasoning. It turned out wonderful - I will make this again
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Easy Cheesy Chicken and Rice
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 237
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