Easy chicken and rice is such an easy meal to put together. I use to make it all the time. In fact, I made it so much that it has been a few years since I have made it. I love putting it together and then placing it into the oven and forgetting about it for a few hours, and then you can put it right onto the table.

I would make this when I came home from work and I couldn’t think of anything else to make. It doesn’t take a lot of thinking to make this and almost anyone can make it. I like to add a vegetable with it and some fruit and that is all you really need.

What Cuts of Chicken are Best to Use in this Recipe?

  • Boneless chicken thighs bake in the same time as rice, which makes them the perfect cut of chicken for this recipe!
  • Skinless thighs work so much better than skin-ON thighs! Leaving the skin on results in sticky and half raw rice. Too much chicken fat seeps into the rice while baking.

 

I use boneless skinless chicken breasts or I have even used chicken tenders before, and they work real well. If the chicken breasts are very big, I cut them in half and this helps the chicken to cook through more easily.

 

Easy Chicken And Rice

 

What Ingredients Do I Need For Easy Chicken And Rice?

  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can of cream of mushroom soup*
  • 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans of cream of chicken soup*
  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4-6 skinless chicken breasts (not cooked), or chicken strips
  • salt, pepper and paprika

* You can also use 1 can cream of chicken, 1 can cream of mushroom and 1 can cream of celery soup.

How Do I Make Easy Chicken And Rice?

  • In a large bowl, mix the 3 cans of cream soup (mushroom, chicken & celery in combination desired), 3/4 cup water, and 1 cup raw rice.
  • Place into a well greased 9″ X 13″ pan.
  • Put the 4-6 raw, skinless chicken breasts on top of the soup mixture.
  • Sprinkle the top with salt, pepper and some paprika.
  • Cover with foil.
  • Cook in a 350 degree oven for 2 hours, or 1 1/2 hours at 375 degrees.
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy.

 

My daughter asked me why I didn’t have easy chicken and rice on the blog and I told her “I don’t know”. Sometimes I think that I have these recipes on the blog because they are common place in my cooking routine and I just assume that they are on there. Oops!

Easy chicken and rice is so easy, and if you are wanting to make it for less people, you could cut the recipe in half and use a smaller pan. You would use half of the rice and two cans of soup. I like to sprinkle it with some dried parsley as well and that way it has a little color.

I also think that this is a great recipe for someone who is just starting to cook because it is so simple. If you wanted to get really fancy, you could even melt some cheese on top. I like it just the way it is, but if you are trying to spoil the family, add some cheese.

 

 

What is the Best Rice to Use in Easy Chicken and Rice?

  • Long grain rice is the best rice to use as it cooks evenly. Jasmine rice can be substituted with good results.
  • Do not use short grain rice, medium grain rice, or minute rice.

 

This recipe will serve about 8-10 people just depending on how big the portion sizes are. I know that your family is just going to love this and so I hope that you get a chance to try it soon. It would be a great dish for a lazy day or even a Sunday meal.

Try it out and let me know what you think. Give the recipe to a friend or someone who is just learning to cook and let me know how they like our easy chicken and rice. I have not used brown rice with it and so I do not know how long it would take to bake, but I will have to try that out and let you all know. Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks for Easy Chicken and Rice:

  • I like to remove Easy Chicken and Rice from the oven and let it sit for about 15 minutes before serving. That way the soup and rice thicken up a bit.
  • You may want to use a can of Cream of Celery soup in place of one of the Cream of Chicken soups. Or just use any of the 3 different kinds, just as long as you use 3 cans.
  • If you do not want to use paprika, you can leave it out, I use it mostly for color.
  • This is one of the easiest dishes to put together and I have used skinless chicken tenders that were frozen before and the Easy Chicken and Rice turned out great.

 

What is Good to Serve with Easy Chicken and Rice?

Jazz it up with a nice salad and some rolls or biscuits and you will really impress your guests. Here are some links for you:

 

More Easy Meal Recipes For You:

Easy Cheeseburger Pasta

Easy Pasta Bake

Easy Chicken Pasta Primavera

 

Yield: 8 people

Easy Chicken And Rice

Easy Chicken And Rice

Easy chicken and rice is one of those awesome recipes that you can put together in five minutes, bake, and then eat. Delicious rice and chicken in one pan.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can of cream of mushroom soup*
  • 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans of cream of chicken soup*
  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4-6 skinless chicken breasts (not cooked), or chicken strips
  • salt, pepper and paprika

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the 3 cans of cream soup (mushroom, chicken & celery in combination desired), 3/4 cup water, and 1 cup raw rice.
  2. Place into a well greased 9" X 13" pan.
  3. Put the 4 - 6 raw, skinless chicken breasts on top of the soup mixture.
  4. Sprinkle the top with salt, pepper and some paprika.
  5. Cover with foil.
  6. Cook in a 350 degree oven for 2 hours, or 1 1/2 hours at 375 degrees.
  7. Remove from the oven and enjoy.

* You can also use 1 can cream of chicken, 1 can cream of mushroom and 1 can cream of celery soup.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 286Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 80mgSodium 443mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 31g

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