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Parmesan Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

Parmesan Chicken and Rice Casserole Ingredients

  • Parmesan Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe
    Parmesan Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

    Cooking spray

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (3 1/2-ounce) bags boil-in-bag brown rice
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 3/4 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese

How to make Parmesan Chicken and Rice Casserole

  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.
    Add onion to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Remove rice from bags; add to pan. Sauté 30 seconds. Stir in wine; cook 30 seconds or until liquid almost evaporates. Spoon rice mixture in an even layer into a 13 x 9–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Arrange chicken thighs in a single layer over rice mixture; sprinkle evenly with thyme and salt. Combine broth and cream, stirring well; pour over chicken and rice mixture.
  • Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until chicken is done.
  • Parmesan Chicken and Rice Casserole is ready to serve.

Prep Time: 37 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Chicken & Rice Casserole Recipe

Chicken & Rice Casserole Ingredients:

Chicken & Rice Casserole Recipe
Chicken & Rice Casserole Recipe
  • 1 c. uncooked rice
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup, or cream of mushroom
  • 1 envelope Good Seasons Italian dressing mix
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 1/2 pounds cut up chicken or chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to make Chicken & Rice Casserole:

  • Wash and drain rice.
  • Spread in 9 x 13 inch baking dish or 3 quart casserole.
  • Mix soup, Italian dressing mix and water.
  • Stir into rice. Lay chicken, skin side up, on top of rice mixture; season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover tightly with foil and cook for 1 hour at 350°.
  • Uncover and cook for 20 minutes longer; until most of the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • Put casserole under broiler for a few seconds to brown chicken.
  • Chicken & Rice Casserole is ready to serve.

Serves 6 to 8.