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Chicken and Rice Casserole

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This easy chicken and rice casserole, made from ingredients you likely have in your pantry, is a simple oven-baked chicken casserole dish that is super filling and the ultimate comfort food.

Dishes like these do not need to be complicated to be delicious, and the combination of the creamy soups, fresh-baked chicken, and cooked rice make this a traditional and classic dinner that everyone will love.

spoonful of chicken and rice so creamy.

Chicken and Rice Casserole is EASY!

Best Family-Friendly Dinner: Chicken and Rice Bake is one of the most requested family-friendly meals in our home. Although this casserole dish is a bit old-fashioned, it brings the flavor and is a perfect main dish to nearly all the side dish recipes here.

One Dish Meal: A yummy one-pan dinner dish, you cannot go wrong pleasing the whole crowd, all the kids, and at any potluck party you may have with chicken and rice bake! This dish is also perfect for leftover rice recipes and has a relatively simple prep. 

Tested and True: Judging by all the fantastic feedback that I have gotten on Pinterest, this recipe is truly one of the best chicken and rice bakes you will try. Put this one on your monthly menu rotation. Lets get started!

Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

I wanted to share this easy recipe if you are looking for a straight-up dish with ingredients you probably already have that kids will enjoy. Plus, anytime you combine chicken and rice, it’s super filling, satisfying, and has maximum flavor.

pre-cooked chicken and rice in a casserole dish.

Ingredients

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ cubes (uncooked)
  • cream of mushroom soup
  • cream of chicken soup
  • cream of celery soup
  • Seasonings: salt,  garlic powder,  black pepper
  • white rice
  • chicken broth
  • butter

How to make Campbell’s Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cook the Rice: Start by cooking your rice. You’ll need 2 cups of cooked rice, so make sure you have that ready before you begin assembling the casserole.

Preheat the Oven: Get your oven heating up to 400°F. While it’s warming up, grab a 9×13 baking pan, spray it with some nonstick cooking spray, and set it aside.

Mix it Up: In a large mixing bowl, combine the uncooked chicken cubes, all three cans of condensed cream soups, salt, garlic powder, pepper, the cooked rice, and chicken broth. Stir everything together until it’s well mixed.

chicken and rice casserole recipe.

Assemble the Casserole: Take your mixture and pour it into your greased baking pan. Spread it out evenly so it cooks perfectly in all of the areas. If one side is really thick and one side is really thin, it can cook unevenly.

Add the Final Touch: Dot the top of your casserole mixture with the pats of butter. This will give it a nice, rich flavor as it bakes.

Bake: Slide your casserole into the oven and bake it for about 60 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when it’s bubbly around the edges and hot all the way through in the middle.

  • Now I know the final image doesn’t” look” appetizing- after all, chicken, rice, and soup are kinda brown – but it TASTES terrific.
casserole dish with chicken and rice.

Campbell’s Cream Soups work Perfectly.

When looking for recipes based on cans you already have in your pantry, not everyone keeps cream of celery stocked up. You can easily alter your cream of celery for a varying creamy sauce flavor.

The following condensed creamy soups can give chicken and rice bake and the rice mixture tons of mouthwatering flavors and tons of variety in what works for your family’s dinner needs and menu changes.

  • Cream of Asparagus
  • Cream of Broccoli
  • Cream of Roasted Mushroom Garlic
  • Cream of Potato
  • Cream of Bacon
3 cans of cream of soup.

Variations & Tips

Although unnecessary, chicken and rice can have extra cheese added near the end with a 2-3 minute broil (watch it, broiling moves quickly!) for a layer of browned cheese on top.

I highly suggest using only white rice for this dish versus minute rice, wild rice, or brown rice. 

For additional flavor, other ingredients that go well with this recipe are bits of yellow onion (or onion powder), Italian Seasoning, or whole cloves of garlic. 

What side dish to serve with a Casserole Dish.

Serve this recipe alongside something colorful like cucumber saladmarinated tomato salad, or even a strawberry spinach salad – which will lighten up the plate and complement this savory and heavy meal with a light side dish. 

scoop of chicken and casserole.
4.95 from 176 votes

Chicken and Rice Casserole (Campbell’s Soup)


Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Easy oven baked chicken rice bake with creamy Campbell's condensed soups – a filling main dish dinner with simple pantry ingredients that feeds a crowd.

Ingredients
 

  • 2 large chicken breasts cut into 1″ cubes (uncooked)
  • 1 can 10.5 oz, cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can 10.5 oz, cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can 10.5 oz, cream of celery soup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup pats of butter

Instructions

  • Make sure you cook the rice first – you need 2 cups of cooked white or long grain rice.
  • Preheat oven to 400 and grease a 9×13 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Add uncooked cut up chicken, all condensed cream soups, spices, COOKED rice and chicken broth in a mixing bowl and combine well.
  • Pour chicken bake mixture into prepared pan and spread evenly.
  • Dot with pats of butter on top of casserole. 
  • Bake chicken rice casserole for 60 minutes or until bubbly around the edges and the middle is heated and cooked through.

Video

Notes

Creamy Soups Substitutions for Chicken Casseroles
 You can easily alter your cream of celery for a totally varying flavor. 
  • Cream of Asparagus
  • Cream of Broccoli
  • Cream of Roasted Mushroom Garlic
  • Cream of Potato
  • Cream of Bacon 
  • Or double up your cream of mushroom or cream of chicken
  • Additionally, you could alter one of the cans for the same amount of sour cream
Recipe Tips
  • Although unnecessary, chicken and rice can have extra cheese added near the end with a 2-3 minute broil (watch it, broiling moves quickly!) for a layer of browned cheese on top.
  • Always cut the chicken into even pieces to make sure they cook at the same rate and evenly. If some pieces are too large and some too small, you will have undercooked and overcooked chicken. 
  • I highly suggest using only white rice for this dish versus minute rice, wild rice, or brown rice. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 797mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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  1. Absolutely wonderful. The only thing I did differently was use a can of cheddar cheese soup in place of the cream of celery. My husband Loves it.

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      Thanks bonnie! So happy this chicken and rice casserole was a family hit. Its one of our favorite dinner recipes too.

      Trisha