buffalo chicken + rice casserole

Spicy & Satisfying!

Cream cheese and buffalo wing sauce add a ton of flavor to the tender chicken and savory rice in this crowd-pleasing casserole.  

why is it called buffalo chicken?

Buffalo chicken is named after the city of Buffalo, New York, where the first buffalo wings originated. Buffalo sauce has a spicy, tangy flavor.

What You'll Need

Olive Oil Onion, Carrots, Celery Garlic Salt and Pepper Rice Cream Cheese Broth Chicken Buffalo Sauce Cheese Toppings

Saute Veggies and Rice


Saute the onion, carrots, and celery.  Stir in the garlic, salt, pepper, and rice and cook for a couple minutes.

Add Cream Cheese


Transfer the rice mixture to a 9x13 baking dish.  Stir the cream cheese into the hot rice.

Add Chicken and Bake


Stir in the chicken broth, buffalo sauce, and shredded chicken. Cover and bake for 40 minutes.

Top with Cheese


Remove the casserole from the oven and give it a stir.  Sprinkle cheddar cheese and bake for 10 minutes more.



Let the casserole stand for 10 minutes, then top with green onions, bleu cheese and sour cream. Serve warm.

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