30 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner by Accident

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Total Time
35mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
30 mins

Basically it's a Campbell's chicken and soup recipe that I had tweaked. I had 4 hungry friends over and no real food or money since where in college (this is a cheap dinner to make and easy to double good for big families). All I had on hand was chicken and rice and mushroom soup. Lucky I had a few spare items on hand. I didn't like the idea of chicken just sitting there in cream of mushroom soup for an hour in the oven with rice. So I tweaked it with white wine and made it on the stovetop we couldn't wait an hour. With the brown bits it made the greyish looking soup into a pretty golden color and the garlic woke everything up. The Uncle Ben flavor rices are awesome--when you're in a pinch I totally recommend them. You can also use egg noodles--it makes it a bit more richer. Ever since then, I get this request about twice a week and people still don't believe its cream of mushroom soup--who knew !

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. In a saucepan, add oil and 2 tablespoons of butter; let melt and then add chicken breasts. Cook until golden brown and juices run clear.
  2. While chicken is cooking, follow package directions for rice (it takes about 10 to 15 minutes I've found).
  3. In saucepan deglaze pan with wine.
  4. Don't get rid of those yummy brown bits--it gives this sauce flavor.
  5. Add garlic, cream of mushroom soup and milk; stir until creamy.
  6. Add cheese.
  7. When rice is cooked, pour into mushroom mixture. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Let cook for another 5 minutes.
  9. Serve with salad and garlic bread. Serves 4.
  10. You can also leave the rice separate and just put the chicken in the sauce--either way, it's your choice.
Most Helpful

5 5

Very, very good! I tried it with Long grain and wild rice pilaf by uncle bens, and then with fetuccini the next day. I used fat free soup, and only used a bit of fresh grated parmesean, but it was the good stuff (I treat it like gold!). YUM! I'll make this again. Thanks for a great recipe!

4 5

very easy to make and it tasted fabulous. The kids came home from college and brought friends so this was a quick and easy recipe. My kids giggled when the frriends thought I cooked all day, my kids know I try as many 30 min or less meals or am known as the crockpot queen during the work week. great recipe. thank you

5 5

This was terrific!!! I loved it and so did my neighbor who happened to be here when it was about done and she wanted a bite. It was delicious. I didn't have high expectations for it...and boy was i surprised. This is a 10 star recipe. It was quick and easy to make. Thanks for the great recipe!!!!