Classic Chicken and Rice Casserole: Comforting Dish
Warm memories are often tied to comforting dishes, and this Classic Chicken and Rice Casserole has been a beloved family recipe for generations. Its aroma wafting through the kitchen, reminiscent of cherished gatherings and nourishing moments.
- 2 cups cooked white rice
- 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 cup diced carrots
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a baking dish.
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked rice, shredded chicken, peas, carrots, celery, and onion.
- In a separate bowl, mix the cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth, garlic powder, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
- Pour the soup mixture over the chicken and rice mixture. Stir to combine.
- Transfer everything to the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly.
- Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbly, and the cheese is melted and golden.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
- Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
A timeless recipe for Classic Chicken and Rice Casserole that brings warmth and comfort to any table.
Nutrition information: Calories: 320, Total Fat: 14g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 24g
A dish that warms both the body and the soul, this Classic Chicken and Rice Casserole has been a constant in our family for as long as I can remember. The blend of tender shredded chicken, fluffy rice, and vibrant vegetables, all embraced by a creamy mushroom-infused hug, elicits feelings of nostalgia and contentment.
It’s not just a recipe; it’s a tradition. From the sizzling sounds of sautéing onions to the comforting sight of melted cheese, every step in its preparation is a ritual that brings me closer to cherished moments spent with loved ones. The aroma that fills the air as it bakes is a familiar and comforting reminder of home.
Sharing this recipe is like passing on a piece of my heart. May this Classic Chicken and Rice Casserole grace your table and create new memories, wrapping you in the same warmth and love it has gifted my family for years.