Busy Mom Chicken & Rice Casserole

"I think this one came from the first cookbook my mom ever bought me, I've made it ever since I was about ten years old. Easy, cheap, and good tasting. You can substitute onion soup for the celery soup, and use onion salt instead of soup mix if you want and it'll taste just fine (discovered that when I was out of them)."
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Ready In:
2hrs 10mins


  • 2 cups Minute Rice, uncooked
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of celery soup
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 frying chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 package dry onion and mushroom soup mix


  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle rice over bottom of dish, spreading evenly.
  • Pour soups and milk into a saucepan, and heat over medium heat until heated through (do not boil), stirring occasionally.
  • Pour soup mixture over rice, and stir until rice is completely coated.
  • Lay pieces of chicken over rice, skin sides up.
  • Sprinkle dry soup mix over chicken pieces, cover tightly with aluminum foil, and bake for 2 hours and 15 minutes, or until juices run clear from chicken when pierced with a fork.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Brenda J.
    Can you put the vegetables in with the rice and chicken broccoli Maybe


  1. auggiebelle
    This was pretty good. I added some chicken broth while it was cooking because the rice was very dry and the chicken still needed to cook more. i will probably be making again. thanks for posting
  2. Fluffy_is__1
    Ok it was a good idea but I used can of cream chicken also and a little more milk also I baked it for 3 hrs because the rice was hard so I added 1/4c more milk.After all my pain and suffering it was plain nest time im going to season the chicken more.
  3. Lisa in Oregon
    wow! This was so tasty.. I only used 1/2 of a packet of the onion soup mix. and I used Chicken breasts.. came out fantastic!!
  4. Reagans Mama
    An excellent recipe, considering how quick it is to throw together. Very flavorful, I added some fresh sliced mushrooms and chopped celery for added texture and the whole family loved it. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Cher Jewhurst
    I made this tonight for dinner exactly as stated and was not real impressed with the rice. The crusty bottom made the rice almost inedible. The chicken was good but this won't be a keeper for me.


  1. Judikins
    I, too, have made this for years. The only difference is that I use a can of Campbell's onion soup instead of the dry soup mixes and do not include the 1/2 cup of milk. Just mix all three soups together and pour over the rice. It turns out great every time. Be sure not to salt anything. Easy and tasty!


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