Seasoned Chicken & Rice Casserole

There’s nothing like this Seasoned Chicken & Rice Casserole! It’s the perfect homecooked meal and is great for bringing to a group gathering, potluck, or serving to company. The ingredients are simple and the instructions are so easy. There’s not many steps to this delicious and hearty casserole, which is why it’s one of my favorites! So easy to create but it tastes amazing!

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Why Make This Seasoned Chicken & Rice Casserole

  • Easy recipe
  • Great for gatherings
  • Simple ingredients
  • Prep-ahead option
  • Budget-friendly
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients Needed:

Meat – Boneless skinless chicken tenderloins

Produce – Onion, minced garlic

Seasoning – Paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper

Pantry – Chicken bone broth, uncooked white rice

Refrigerated – Butter

How to Make Seasoned Chicken & Rice Casserole

Begin by combining the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and sprinkle all over the chicken tenders after stirring together.

Then, spray a large 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and combine the onions, butter and minced garlic.

After, baking in the oven at 350° for 10 Minutes, stir in the rice, water and chicken broth to the pan and place the chicken pieces on top of the rice/liquid mixture and cover with foil. Then, bake for 30 Minutes at 350° F.

Finally, uncover and bake another 20-25 minutes until the chicken starts to brown and the water is absorbed into the rice. Enjoy!

How Can I Prep-Ahead With This Recipe?

This recipe is perfect to make ahead of time! It takes around an hour to make normally, so prepping ahead saves you time!

Follow the steps above to prepare the Chicken and Rice Mixture. Once you get to Step 4 Cover with foil and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake. This is perfect to prepare in the mornings and then bake at dinner time.

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Seasoned Chicken & Rice Casserole

Seasoned Chicken & Rice Casserole

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

There's nothing quite like a Chicken and Rice Casserole for a hearty homecooked meal. This is a great recipe to take to a group gathering or to prepare for company!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenderloins
  • 1 Onion, Diced
  • 1 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups Uncooked White Rice
  • 1 1/2 Cups Chicken Bone Broth
  • 1 1/4 Cups Water
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the Paprika, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Salt and Pepper. Stir together and Sprinkle over all of the Chicken Tenders on Both sides.
  2. Spray a Large 9x13 Baking Dish with non stick cooking spray. In the baking dish combine the Onion, Butter, and Minced Garlic. Bake in the oven at 350° for 10 Minutes.
  3. Stir in the Rice, Water and Chicken Broth to the pan.
  4. Place Chicken Pieces on top of the Rice/Liquid Mixture and Cover with foil. Bake 30 Minutes at 350° F.
  5. Uncover and bake another 20-25 Minutes until the Chicken starts to brown and the Water is absorbed into the Rice.

Notes

Prep Ahead Instructions:

Follow the steps above to prepare the Chicken and Rice Mixture. Once you get to Step 4 Cover with foil and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake. This is perfect to prepare in the mornings and then bake at dinner time.

Prep Ahead Cooking Instructions:

Bake covered with foil for 30 Minutes at 350° F. Uncover and bake another 20-25 Minutes until the Chicken starts to brown and the Water is absorbed into the Rice.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 452Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 534mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 40g

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