Paula Deen's Chicken & Rice Casserole

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

One of our Paula Deen Favorites!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 medium onion, diced & sauteed
  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained & chopped
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans French style green beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 (4 ounce) can pimientos, rinsed & drained
  • 1 (10 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (6 ounce) boxuncle ben's long grain and wild rice blend, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix all ingredients together & pour into a 3-quart casserole.
  2. Bake for 25 minutes.


Most Helpful

This is a wonderful casserole! But here is a BIG secret--it's not Paula Deen's, it came from a Pillsbury cook-off recipe from over 30 years ago! I have been making this casserole for years, and it is one of the best comfort foods ever. Personally--I don't care who claims it--it's just GOOD!

Harley Quinn May 20, 2008

I love this recipe and I make it with a rotisserie chicken. The main thing I fine it isn't spicy enough for us so I add about 1/2 a envelope of taco seasoning to it. The taco seasoning just makes it.

bettyian January 21, 2011

This was great! I made a FEW changes...added toasted almonds, subbed green peas for the green beans, subbed shredded cauliflower for half the rice to cut down on carbs and added chicken broth so I could get away with less mayo, ooh and did parmesan cheese and white cheddar for the cheese. That IS a lot of changes, but the basics of the recipe were still the same and it was GREAT! My kids hated it, but my husband and I loved it! :)

Liza at September 17, 2014

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