Nick's Famous Fluffy Rice and Chicken Casserole

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

It was my fault for not taking the package of chicken out of the freezer in the morning before I went to work and THEN at 4:30 actually thinking, "this will get done in time for supper." Still, dinner would've turned out well (delicious, even) if only a certain "someone" (who shall remain nameless, except for the recipe title!) could've waited another half-hour for the meat to cook through and the rice to get fluffy. :rofl: Instead, that long-ago dinner was a concoction of bloody-bone chicken and molar-tingling crunchy-hard rice in a soupy mess. Now...if THIS description doesn't inspire you, I don't know WHAT will!? .......Honestly, this is a very wonderful comfort food recipe.....just don't start with completely frozen chicken and think that it will be done in the one-hour baking!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans cream soup (chicken, mushroom, etc.)
  • 2 cups milk (or water)
  • 2 cups long grain brown rice
  • 1 (4 ounce) can mushrooms (not drained)
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 10 pieces chicken, uncooked (thighs & drums)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix soup and milk, reserving one cup; pour remainder into UNgreased 13x9 cake or casserole pan.
  3. Add rice, mushrooms and minced onion to the soup-milk, mixing well.
  4. Lay chicken pieces over rice-soup-milk mixture, pour reserved milk over the top of the chicken.
  5. Cover with foil, sealing edges TIGHTLY.
  6. Bake for one hour; uncover and bake until golden & bubbly (about 15-20 more minutes).


Most Helpful

This is a good recipe. I improvised a little, but followed the basic plan. I cubed three boneless, skinless chicken breasts in place of bone-in chicken pieces. Also, I used 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth in place of the milk, plus about 1/2 cup skim milk. I also put in one bag of frozen broccoli, which I'd run under hot water in a strainer to thaw a bit before adding it. Since we like oregano and basil, I added that. I didn't have onion flakes, so I used part of a packet of onion soup mix, just adding the onions from it. My husband and I decided this is a winner!

Gardenwife August 15, 2009

I didn't have any brown rice on hand, and was in a mad dash to get dinner on the table. Mine turned out a bit like mush, I think that the brown rice would have made the texture a bit better, and instead of mushrooms I opted for broccoli. Nice quick meal, can't wait to try as posted, thanks

Chef 'Diva Divine June 09, 2008

Tagged for Newest Zaar Tag. The description inspired me and made me LOL so of course I had to make this. I did use thawed chicken because I did want dinner done in an hour, more or less. Thi is a great comfort food dinner especially on a cold snowy, day. We really liked this alot. I di add garlic as it is habit. I do double check myself not to use it in desserts. LOL Than you for simple dinner that makes you feel cozy inside.

Chef1MOM-Connie February 26, 2008

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