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Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole for the Holidays

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Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole for the Holidays

You know it’s coming!  Only two short weeks away and Christmas will be here!  I don’t know about you, but I always tend to rush last minute just to get everything done – party preparation, wrapping Christmas presents, decorating the Christmas tree, sending out holiday cards and so much more.  Sometimes it just feels overwhelming!

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But this year I am determined to shift down a gear and plan ahead.  So last week to get some inspiration, I went to a holiday party sponsored by Minute® Rice.  Well, to be honest, it was more of an Ugly Sweater Party!

Chicken Minute Rice Casserole Recipe

Chicken Minute Rice Casserole Recipe

Easy Chicken Minute Rice Casserole

While in attendance, I learned all sorts of new and creative ways to cook with Minute® Rice and prepare a variety of tasty dishes for the holidays.

Chicken Minute Rice Casserole Recipe

Our generous host Cheryl prepared several dishes for her guest including:

Banana Bread

Who knew you could add Minute® Rice to banana bread to make it a little crunchy!

Chicken Minute Rice Casserole Recipe

Chicken Minute Rice Casserole Recipe

Cheese Chicken Rice Casserole with Brussel Sprouts

Cheesy Chicken Rice Casserole with Brussel Sprouts

Honey Nut Dressing with Craisins, Pecans and Feta Cheese

Rice Stuffing with Apples & Pecans

No party is complete without dessert, right?  So our Ugly Sweater Crew made their very own Rice Krispy Treats.  Yummy!

Christmas Rice Krispy Treat

Once I got home from the party, I was super motivated and got started on my holiday preparations!  I wrapped a few presents and put them under the tree, ordered my holiday cards and cooked up a patch of my mom’s world famous Chicken and Rice Casserole for dinner.

Minute Rice Chicken Rice Casserole Dish

I forgot how easy this casserole was to make!  It only requires 6 simple ingredients:

CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE INGREDIENTS:

4 Skinless Chicken Breasts

1 can of Cream of Chicken

1 can of Cream of Chicken & Mushroom

2 Dried Onion Season Packets

2 cups of Minute® Rice White Rice

2 cans of Water

Minute Rice Chicken Rice Casserole Dish

CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE RECIPE:

Place 4 skinless chicken breasts in a 9×13-inch rectangular size pan.

Minute Rice Chicken Rice Casserole Dish

Add 1 can of Cream of Chicken and 1 can of Cream of Chicken & Mushroom on top of the chicken breasts.

Minute Rice Chicken Rice Casserole Dish

Add 2 dried onion season packets on top of the chicken.

Minute Rice Chicken Rice Casserole Dish

Add 2 cups of Minute® Rice White Rice on top.  I enjoy cooking with Minute® White Rice, because it a great-tasting, fluffy white rice ready in only 5 minutes.  You can’t get any quicker than that!

But if you like a more nutty, rich flavor of brown rice, you can use Minute® Rice Brown Rice instead.  Minute® Rice Brown Rice is a delicious, nutritious option that is similar in nutritional value to regular long cooking brown rice.  Plus it is gluten free!

Minute Rice Chicken Rice Casserole Dish

Minute Rice Chicken Rice Casserole Dish

Add 2 cans of water to the Chicken and Rice Casserole and stir.

Minute Rice Chicken Rice Casserole Dish

Minute Rice Chicken Rice Casserole Dish

Cook the Chicken and Rice Casserole at 350 degrees in the oven for 1.5 hours.  After 1 hour of cooking, turn the chicken over and place it on top of the rice.  Cook for another 30 minutes.  Watch closely to make sure the rice does not brown.  Serve the Chicken and Rice Casserole with a side salad and enjoy!

Minute Rice Chicken Rice Casserole Dish

Minute Rice Chicken Rice Casserole Dish

Minute Rice Chicken Rice Casserole Dish

Don’t forget to pin the recipe for future reference!

Easy Chicken Minute Rice Casserole for the Holidays

Now that you are inspired to cook an easy holiday meal, visit Minute® Rice for over 400 recipe ideas, great for any day of the week or join the Minute® Rice Recipe® Club!

Happy Holiday Cooking!

Jilleen

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Rice.

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