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A tasty combination of chicken, rice and potato chips – this Chicken and Rice Casserole is a great family meal. It’s so easy to make, and packed with delicious ingredients. The perfect meal for busy nights. Come on in and I’ll share the recipe to this Chicken and Rice Casserole with a Potato Chip Topping…

Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

I love a meal that can combine veggies, meat and carbs all in one spot. This chicken casserole has it all.

chicken and rice casserole

Can you use uncooked rice in a casserole? 

  • If a casserole has an large amount of liquid, you can use uncooked rice. If there is enough liquid to absorb, raw rice will typically cook in one hour
  • In this particular casserole, cooked rice should be used 

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Can you cook Casseroles with a lid? 

  • Casseroles that are baked with cooked ingredients are typically cooked without a lid. If your casserole requires a lid for cooking, foil may be used a substitute for a lid

Do you need to precook chicken for casseroles? 

  • Not all casseroles require precooked chicken. If the chicken is not cooked then you will most likely need to cook the casserole for an extended period of time and a lid will probably be required

Tips and tricks for Chicken Casseroles

  • quick cooked chicken can be obtained by boiling boneless chicken breasts. Season the water with some salt and pepper. Boil until chicken juices run clear, cool and chop
  • Cheese is always a great addition to chicken and rice casseroles. Simple sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top of the casserole or just under the breading layer before baking
  • Use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken in casseroles 
  • Mustard powder and chili powder are a great way to add heat to casseroles
  • Add vegetables like frozen carrots, peas and broccoli
  • Add crunch to the top with bread crumbs, potato chips, nuts, tator-tots and onion crisps 
  • Use wild rice in place of white rice 

Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

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Here’s the recipe to Chicken and Rice Casserole:

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Chicken and Rice Casserole {with Potato Chip Topping} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

chicken and rice casserole

A delicious combination of chicken, rice, peas with a crunchy potato chip topping

  • Author: Melissa
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups of cooked white rice
  • 4 cups of cooked and cubed chicken
  • 2 green onions – sliced
  • 1 can (8 oz.) of water chestnuts – drained
  • 1 package (10 oz.) of frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup of celery – sliced
  • 1 can (10 oz.) of condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 can (10 oz.) of condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1 tsp. of onion powder
  • 2 cups of crushed potato chips
  • optional: paprika seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • In the dish – combine rice, chicken, onion, chestnuts, peas and celery
  • In a large bowl, combine soups, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, and onion powder 
  • Pour over the chicken mixture and toss to coat
  • Sprinkle with potato chips and optional paprika
  • Bake 1 hour 

Notes

Suggested add-ins

  • I think shredded cheddar cheese would be a fabulous addition to this casserole – add to the top before the chips
  • Add more crunch by mixing in slivered almonds or chopped pecans 

 

 

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