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    Chicken Rice Casserole

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    45 mins

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    25 mins

    Marie's Note:

    A great use for leftover chicken or turkey. Uses no Cream of Whatever soup. A creamy wonderful one dish meal of chicken, rice 'n peas, topped off with a mixture of bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese and baked until golden brown.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat, whisk in flour and thyme and cook for 1 minute.
    2. 2
      Gradually stir in broth and milk, stirring until thick and smooth.
    3. 3
      Stir in chicken and add salt and pepper; set aside.
    4. 4
      Grease a 1 1/2 quart shallow baking dish.
    5. 5
      Spread rice in prepared baking dish, sprinkle with the peas and then pour creamed chicken mixture over.
    6. 6
      Dot with remaining tablespoon of butter and sprinkle with bread crumbs and cheese which you mix together.
    7. 7
      Bake at 400° until hot and bubbly, about 20 to 25 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 25, 2011

      55

      On flavor, this got 5 stars. Loved it. Substituted poultry seasoning for thyme but kept everything else the same. Cooking it gets 4 - The rice on the bottom of the casserole dried out and got crunchy which received complaints... next time, I would make more sauce and mix said sauce into the rice to keep it moist.

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    • on August 27, 2012

      55

      Great comfort food recipe, my entire family of 5 loved it! I used a multi-grain brown rice/wild rice mixture (not quick or instant rice) and poached my chicken which was seasoned well with salt, pepper & adobo in with the rice while it was cooking to save time. I put a bit of cream sauce on the bottom of the pan before adding the rice, next time I may try adding sauteed mushrooms in addition to the peas. For the topping I mixed ~1/2-2/3 c. panko bread crumbs with 1 1/2 T. parmesan and melted butter (my family likes crunchy buttery goodness a lot).

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    • on April 08, 2013

      55

      Great comfort food. I used mushrooms in place of peas and poultry seasoning in place of thyme and it was delicious. I put some cream sauce on the bottom and then put the rice over the sauce and the rice was perfect. I love how you can use any ingredients, any seasonings, whatever leftovers you have and it still is delicious. Easy to make and reheats well.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Rice Casserole

    Serving Size: 1 (333 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 442.2
     
    Calories from Fat 176
    39%
    Total Fat 19.5 g
    30%
    Saturated Fat 10.3 g
    51%
    Cholesterol 92.6 mg
    30%
    Sodium 574.7 mg
    23%
    Total Carbohydrate 39.0 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    7%
    Sugars 1.5 g
    6%
    Protein 25.7 g
    51%

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