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Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole is a comforting and flavorful dish that combines tender chicken, fluffy rice, and gooey cheese. This recipe is perfect for cheese lovers and makes for a delicious family dinner. With its creamy texture and savory flavors, this casserole is sure to become a new favorite.

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 45 mins 1 hr 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked chicken, cooked rice, chicken broth, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, sour cream, chopped parsley, diced onion, minced garlic, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
  3. Lightly coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  4. Transfer the chicken and rice mixture to the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  5. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes, or until the casserole is golden brown and bubbly.
  7. Once cooked, remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Serve the Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole hot, garnished with extra chopped parsley if desired.

Serving Suggestions

  • This Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole is a complete meal on its own, but you can also serve it with a side salad or steamed vegetables for a well-rounded dinner.
  • It's a great dish to bring to potlucks or family gatherings, as it can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a crowd.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Simply reheat in the microwave or oven before serving.

Enjoy this delicious Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole that combines the comforting flavors of chicken, rice, and cheese in one satisfying dish!

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