Delicious & Easy Creamy Chicken Rice Casserole

by Sheryl

The perfect comfort food! With rice, chicken, butter, mix into some flavorful condiments, this dish deserves a 5-star! A creamy rice dish that is super delicious, totally satisfying, and easy to make. This Creamy Chicken Rice Casserole is a great addition to your dinner menu. I adore this because it is budget-friendly, which is a big thing for a Mom like me. You can use any leftover chicken breasts from the night before, and all the other ingredients are already in your pantry. There is nothing like a Delicious and Easy Creamy Chicken Rice Casserole for dinner! Simple, quick, and easy dish that your family will love even the picky eaters.

INGREDIENTS

3 cups chicken broth
2 (10.5 oz) cans cream of celery soup
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
2 cups white rice, uncooked
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

How to make Delicious & Easy Creamy Chicken Rice Casserole

Step 1: Ready the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees F.

Step 2: Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish lightly and set aside.

Step 3: Place the chicken broth, cream of celery soup, and butter in a medium bowl. Mix until well combined.

Step 4: Stir in the rice, chicken, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and thyme.

Step 5: Transfer the rice mixture into the prepared baking dish and tightly cover with aluminum foil.

Step 6: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for an hour and 15 minutes or until the rice is cooked through and the chicken is tender.

Step 7: Remove from the oven and uncover. Then, evenly sprinkle the cheese on top.

Step 8: Return the dish into the oven and bake for another 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Step 9: Once done, remove from the oven and let the casserole rest for about 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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