Chicken and rice casserole made in the oven. One-pan dinner recipe.

BAKED CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE + GIVEAWAY!

 

This baked chicken and rice casserole is made in one pan with very few ingredients. An easy cheesy dinner the whole family will love! Scroll down to the end of the post for a GIVEAWAY from Crystal Farms®.

I have a little cheese-y story to tell ya. I never used to like cheese. I mean the cheese in the Western world that comes in blocks, shreds, slices or other forms. They meant nothing to me because growing up in an African home, we never made meals with cheese.

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The only cheese I knew was Swiss cheese spread which I slathered on my bread and enjoyed. That’s all I knew about cheese.

But in America…

I came across tons and tons of cheese which I conveniently ignored. But because I am always experimenting in the kitchen, I started experimenting with cheese. And. Oh. My. God! I almost beat myself for not cooking with cheese in my pre-cheese-ignoring life. Here are some of the cheesy recipes I make in my home which I have equally shared on the blog:

And now, this Baked Chicken and Rice Casserole which is cheesy, easy-to-make, tasty and to die for!

Baked Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

When you make a meal and your 6 year old exclaims, “make this for my birthday!” then you know you have a WINNING DISH!

All you have to do is place some rice, chicken, onion, bell pepper, garlic powder, white pepper, salt and butter in a baking dish.

Baked Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe step 1

Then you pour in some water, cover with aluminium foil and bake till done.

Add the cheese which is like the icing on the cake then bake uncovered for a few more minutes.

Baked Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe step 2

Baked Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe step 3

Rice-y, chicken-y, cheese-y goodness the whole family will love!

Baked chicken and rice casserole dinner

I used Crystal Farms Block Cheese (Mild Cheddar) in this recipe. Crystal Farms® is committed to providing the highest quality products made with few preservatives. You can find Crystal Farms® cheese in the refrigerated dairy section of your grocery store.

Go get the ingredients and make this easy weeknight chicken and rice recipe. Enjoy!

5 from 4 votes
Chicken and rice casserole made in the oven. One-pan dinner recipe.
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BAKED CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 15 mins
 

This baked chicken and rice casserole is made in one pan with very few ingredients. An easy cheesy dinner the whole family will love! All you need to do is combine all ingredients in an oven-safe bowl and bake for an easy one-pan chicken and rice dish. Enjoy!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: International
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 469 kcal
Author: Precious of preciouscore.com
Ingredients
  • 2 cups rice - I used parboiled rice
  • 2 chicken breasts - cut into 1-inch pieces boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 bell pepper - chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 8 oz block cheddar cheese by Crystal Cheese Farms®
  • Parsley for garnish (optional)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Instructions
  1. Rub a casserole pan with butter then preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  2. In the casserole pan, put in the rice, chicken, garlic powder, white pepper, black pepper, chopped bell pepper, chopped onion, salt and water. Top with the remaining butter (cut into little pieces).

  3. Cover with aluminium foil and put in the oven uncovered to cook for one hour.

  4. Remove and top with the cheese. Then place back in the oven to cook for 15 minutes.

  5. Garnish with parsley if you like and serve warm!

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This baked chicken and rice casserole is made in one pan with very few ingredients. An easy cheesy dinner the whole family will love! Get the recipe on PreciousCore.com. #AD #CheeseLove #Giveaway

If you make this recipe, please share a photo on Instagram and tag me: @preciouscore, or share a photo on my Facebook page. I’ll love to see!

THE GIVEAWAY

Follow these steps to enter the giveaway:

  1. Visit the Crystal Farms® Cheese page and take a look at all the amazing cheese products. CLICK HERE to visit the page.
  2. Come back here and leave a comment under this post, telling me what cheese you will choose and which recipe you will make with the cheese.

That’s all you need to do. One lucky winner will be chosen to receive 3 Crystal Farms coupons mailed to them by the Crystal Farms team! The winner will be notified by email. The giveaway ends on November 26.pre-signature-pro

21 Comments

  1. This is definitely a keeper that my family is going to love!

  2. Thanks Julie! Hope you enjoy!

  3. I just bought a ton of chicken breast on sale, so I would want to make the cheesy chicken enchiladas with their shredded three pepper cheese.

  4. All that gooey cheese on top!!! looks amazing

  5. Looks appetizing and I totally relate with you ignoring cheese during your African days, confessions of most African women. Stay blessed, Sis.
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  6. I’d love to make the Chicken Roulade with the Crystal Farms Shredded Asiago!

  7. I would choose cheddar and make buffalo chicken.

  8. This recipe would definitely be my number one choice and the second recipe I would make is the spinach & mozzarella stuffed chicken so I would choose the Crystal Farms Mozzarella Cheese.

  9. Susan Christy

    ooooh – so many great recipes! I’d pick up some cream cheese and parmesan to make the Cream Cheese Stuffed Salmon

  10. I would make the Chicken Roulade with the asiago cheese!

  11. I would make the bacon cheddar dip, but use the three pepper cheese instead.

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