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. 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.
My daughter asked me why I didn’t have easy chicken and rice on the blog and I told her “I don’t know”. It 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.
I think that 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. Jazz it up with a nice salad and some rolls and you will really impress your guests.
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!
- 1 (10½ ounce) can of cream of mushroom soup*
- 2 (10½ ounce) cans of cream of chicken soup*
- 1 cup raw rice
- ¾ cup water
- chicken strips or chicken breasts (not cooked) skin removed
- salt, pepper and paprika
- In a large bowl, mix the 3 cans of soup, water, and rice.
- Place into a well greased 9" X 13" pan.
- Put the raw chicken pieces 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 1½ hours at 375 degrees.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy.