30 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner by Accident

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Danet Robaina

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 !

Top Review by AwShucks

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!

Ingredients Nutrition

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.

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