Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

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

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  1. HokiesMom
    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.
  2. Lemon Drop
    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.
  3. ally525573
    This was great!Instaed of white rice I used brown rice.I used an mixed summer veggies.I also used Ms.Dash to season the chicken.I added a can of my favorite back beans and a can of corn for my mom.I also used one of my favorite shortcuts,canned chicken.I thought that this turned out to be really good and simple to make!Great for a cold day meal like we had today!
  4. Berdie
    This was a really good dish and super easy to prepare. I tried it with the chili powder and it really added and extra kick. I will be making this again. Thanks for posting!!!
  5. wildstarr
    easy and quick . I just cooked the rice ahead and used left over roasted chicken . For my veggies I used green peppers , green onion, and a can of mushrooms. I like the recipe, because its flexible.



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