Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

You can also use 1 tsp of chili powder in place of the onion powder, and substitute a Mexican cheese blend for the cheddar- For a Mexican taste. Or, to go for something more Italian, use 1 tsp Italian seasoning in place of the onion powder, and use 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan for the cheddar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir the soup, water, rice, vegetables and onion powder in a 12" x 8" shallow baking dish.
  2. Top with chicken.
  3. Season chicken as desired.
  4. Cover.
  5. Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes or until done.
  6. Top with cheese. Makes 4 servings.
Most Helpful

This is a great basic comfy casserole. I love how extremely economical this is to make too. The only thing I would change would be to either cube the chicken and place on top before baking OR add the vegetables later into the baking cycle as they were a bit overcooked. I guess I could also use fresh veggies instead of frozen and that would change that outcome too. Just one way to either cut down on the baking time with the cubed chicken or being able to bake longer with fresh veggies. Used broccoli and a garlic pepper seasoning for the chicken and did top with cheese. Tagged for the I Recommend tag game.

HokiesMom February 12, 2010

My husband and I didn't care for this dish. It is certainly edible, but not very tasty. I used fresh carrots and frozen peas. I can't figure out why we didn't like this because we do like all of the ingredients in it. It's a mystery.

Lemon Drop December 07, 2008