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Chicken and Rice Casserole | www.diethood.com | Moist and tender chicken pieces nestled on a bed of delicious baked rice.

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Katerina | Diethood
Chicken and Rice Casserole is an easy and healthy dinner recipe that is made from scratch. The whole family will love the moist and tender chicken pieces nestled on a bed of delicious baked rice.
Servings : 6
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins


  • 8 chicken pieces (we like to use drumsticks)
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 yellow onions , coarsely sliced
  • 3 stalks celery , coarsely chopped
  • 3 large carrots , coarsely sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups Uncle Ben's White Rice
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste


  • Place chicken pieces in a large pot and cover with 6 cups water; bring to a boil.
  • Using a large spoon, remove white foam from top of water.
  • Add sliced onions, celery pieces, and carrots; cover the pot, lower to medium-low heat and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Spread uncooked rice on the bottom of a baking dish. You will need a baking dish that is stovetop-safe.
  • Remove chicken pieces from broth and place on top of rice.
  • Pour the broth into the baking dish with the rice and chicken. Depending on how much water was reduced while making the broth, you may need to add up to 1/2-cup more rice.
  • Place dish over medium-high heat.
  • Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from stovetop and place in oven; bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes.
  • Serve.




Calories: 540 kcal | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Protein: 41 g | Fat: 32 g | Saturated Fat: 9 g | Cholesterol: 158 mg | Sodium: 296 mg | Potassium: 619 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 5480 IU | Vitamin C: 8.5 mg | Calcium: 62 mg | Iron: 2.2 mg | Net Carbs: 18 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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