Creamy Cheesy Chicken & Rice

"Recipe I got several years ago from Quick Cooking. One of my DH favorite dishes. He loves anything with chicken, cheese and rice! Very flavorful comfort food for those cold winter days."
 
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Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
12
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Spread rice into a greased 13x9x2 inches dish, set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan, melt 1/4 cup butter; stir in flour until smooth.
  • Gradually add milk, boullion, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  • Reduce heat; add velvetta, chicken and sour cream.
  • Stir until cheese is melted.
  • Pour over rice.
  • Melt remaining butter.
  • Toss with crackers.
  • Sprinkle over casserole.
  • Baked uncovered at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

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Reviews

  1. bigmamameg
    Lovely recipe that my whole family enjoys. Not the fastest to put together but a lot of the work can be done in advance and this is a great way to use leftovers hanging around in the fridge. I've made one change. I add a layer of chopped fresh broccoli over the rice before I pour on the cheesy chicken mix. The 10-15 mins in the oven is plenty to soften it up a bit, but it isn't soggy or limp by any means. Hubby likes to add tabasco to his serving.
     
  2. pixiesmom
    Overall, I liked this recipe. I used less butter overall - about half - and slightly less velveeta (about 8 ounces) - I had some leftover roasted chicken - I used a 9x13 and layered my rice, the chicken (I sprinkled it with garlic, salt, pepper, paprika) and then the cheese sauce over all of this. I used a combo of ritz/club crackers as that is what I had on hand (and probably only about a cup). It was really good!! I liked it. It would be excellent with broccoli in it as well!!
     
  3. adopt a greyhound
    Made half a recipe, used sharp cheddar rather than the Velveeta. So good. I added broccoli and cooked it for 18 min. as I made it ahead of time.
     
  4. goagray
    Absolutely delish! Sometimes my goto recipe when I don't feel like putting in too much effort!
     
  5. Denise G.
    I loved this recipe. It is a little bit of work but it is really worth it. The cheese sauce really makes it. It would be good with veggies too.
     
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I live in South Bend, IN with my husband and 4 year old daughter, Kyla. I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen. My favorite cookbook is a book put together by my family of our favorite and treasured recipes. I find myself reaching for it all the time. My other hobbies include scrapbooking, taking pictures and spending time with my little girl.
 
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