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Rice and Chicken Casserole Recipes

Chicken casserole recipes are so easy to prepare, especially recipes like this one that incorporate soups as part of the sauce.

They are tasty, easy to put together and make great one pot meals. I love one pot cooking.

One pot cooking is great when families are on the go, to be able to come home to a warm, home cooked meal that is delicious, but was also easy to prepare.

As with most of these chicken casserole recipes, the flavors of soup you use can vary. The ones suggested make a delicious casserole, but try some of your favorite cream soups.

If you don’t like cream of mushroom, try cream of asparagus, celery or broccoli soups. I have found that with most of these recipes, the taste is still great no matter which cream soup you use.

This is a great make ahead dish too. Put it together earlier in the day, or even the night before, and refrigerate it. Then just pop it into a hot oven and bake when you need it.

chicken casserole with rice

Rice and Chicken Casserole Recipes

Chicken and rice casserole recipe is so easy to prepare, especially recipes like this one that incorporate soups as part of the sauce.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 835 kcal


  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and cubed (or 3 boneless chicken breasts)
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup almonds, slivered, toasted
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons onion, chopped
  • 1 - 10 ounce can cream of chicken soup, low fat if you prefer
  • 1 - 10 ounce can cream of mushroom soup, low fat if you prefer
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes, dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 cup potato chips, crushed


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • If using fresh boneless chicken breast, cube chicken and boil gently for 10 minutes to cook.
  • Combine all other ingredients, except potato chips, with cooked chicken and mix thoroughly. Place in casserole. Cover with crushed potato chips.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, until hot and bubbly.


Calories: 835kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 19gFat: 66gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 2037mgPotassium: 770mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 275IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 123mgIron: 3mg
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  • Add 2 cups of frozen vegetables to the chicken mixture and you have a wonderful all in one pot meal. You can always experiment with chicken casserole recipes. Try something different and see how you like it.
  • You can also use bread crumbs to top the casserole. Use 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs mixed with a tablespoon or two or softened butter and add to the top of the casserole like a crumble. It’ really nice.

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