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Crunchy Chicken and Rice Bake

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This Crunchy Chicken and Rice Bake is very similar to a green bean casserole. Just hyped up with the added chicken and rice and a lot of cheese!!

Updated 04/12/2020

Plate of the Cruncy Chicken and Rice Bake with the casserole dish in the background.

This Crunchy Chicken and Rice Bake was a Huge hit!  Even with the hubs.  I keep raking up the points with him 🙂  This bake has chicken, rice, green beans and the crunchy part…fried onions plus more. Oh yeah.  I love those things.  I put them in my salads.

Cheesy or not?

With mine though, I doubled the topping of cheese and fried onions.  You may want to skip that part if you’re not as into the cheese and fried onions like Sarah and I are. Plus I baked half the cheese and fried onion topping along with the rest of it and then added the other half for the last 5 minutes. 

Is it safe to cook raw chicken with rice?

Yes.  As long as you cook the chicken through to the correct temperature.  Remember the other ingredients that you are adding to your dish besides the rice and chicken.  Do they need to cook as long?

Why do people wash raw chicken before cooking?


Not sure. But it is not recommended. Washing the raw chicken can spread any bacteria that is on it. It can travel by the water splashing.

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Crunchy Chicken and Rice Bake

Chicken, rice, green beans, cheese and fried onions make up this delicious meal.
Course Main, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy crunchy chicken and rice bake, chicken and rice bake, chicken and rice casserole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cool 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 297kcal

Equipment

  • 9 x 13 Casserole Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 Can (10 3/4 oz) Cream of Chicken Soup, Condensed Can alternate Cream of Mushroom Soup, Condensed
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 2 Cups Cubed Chicken, cooked
  • 1 Cup Rice, cooked
  • 1 Can (16 oz) Cut Green Beans, drained
  • 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 1 Can (8 oz) French Fried Onions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the soup and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in chicken, rice and green beans.
    Crunchy Chicken and Rice Bake by 3GLOL.net
  • Add in 1 cup of cheese and 1/3 of the can of fried onions. Mix.
    Crunchy Chicken and Rice Bake by 3GLOL.net
  • Pour into a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Add 1/2 cup of cheese and 1/3 of the fried onions on top. **You can skip adding the cheese and fried onions if you want to cut it back.
    Crunchy Chicken and Rice Bake by 3GLOL.net
  • Bake covered for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and add the remaining cheese and fried onions.
    Crunchy Chicken and Rice Bake by 3GLOL.net
  • Bake uncovered for 5 more minutes. Remove and let cool before serving.

Notes

ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 421IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 282mg | Iron: 1mg
Casserole Dish full of Crunchy Chicken and Rice Bake

22 Comments

  1. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and your weekend!
    Miz Helen
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  2. I agree totally!! I keep them on hand all the time 😉 Appreciate your kind words and for stopping by!

    Have a great day!

  3. This looks so delicious and easy I just couldn’t help by feature it this week on The Yuck Stops Here. I know you probably already have an “I’ve Been Featured” button, but stop by to pick one up if you don’t – anytime after 8pm ET Tuesday evening. Thanks so much for being an awesome part of our party and CONGRATS!
    HUGS
    Cheryl recently posted…Amazing Slow Cooker French Onion Soup for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  4. So its like a fancy green bean casserole? My husband LOVES them! I love friend onions and eat them from the jar (whoops). I need to try out your version of this soon! Thanks for linking up at TYSH!
    miranda papandreou recently posted…Orange Cranberry Sauce {feat. Uncorked Ventures}My Profile

    • I guess you could say that, yes. LOL I eat them by themselves too 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you get the chance to try it!!

      Have a great day 😉

  5. Joanne T Ferguson

    Gday Thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty! pinned
    Cheers! Joanne

  6. This is such a simple recipe and sounds so tasty! I think it will be a hit with my family too 🙂
    Kelly Ninyette recently posted…Strawberry and Coconut CakeMy Profile

    • Thanks so much Kelly! Appreciate the follows too, think I followed back on them all 🙂 Hope y’all get a chance to try it!

      Have a great day 😉

  7. This sounds like the perfect comfort food! I love having recipes like this to throw together on a busy night. Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings.
    Jenna @ A Savory Feast recently posted…Halloween Cake Batter Dip {Football Foods Friday}My Profile

  8. Hi Bobbi,
    What a great casserole our family will just love your Crunchy Chicken Rice Bake! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Hope to see you again real soon,
    Miz Helen
    Miz Helen recently posted…Full Plate Thursday 10-9-14My Profile

  9. Hi, Bobbi! This looks SO good, and I know that my family would love it! I also love to take short cuts, so I’d be using rotisserie chicken and instant rice, too. 🙂 Pinned and tweeted!
    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom recently posted…Halloween Craft for Kids: Handprint GhostsMy Profile

  10. Unfortunately this would only be a hit with me:( No one in my fam likes the french fried onions! I think I’m gonna just make it for me and feed them sandwiches then I’ll be sittin’ back fat and happy while they’re looking all sad faced:)
    Adrian recently posted…Spicy Bean Dip with Homemade Tortilla ChipsMy Profile

  11. Mmm, I think this will be a hit with my hubby too! He loves the french fried onions, and of course, who doesn’t love cheese!
    Amanda @ The Kolb Corner recently posted…Easy Fall WreathMy Profile

    • You know what…the hubs here liked it too. You have a smart man there, liking french fried onions. Great minds 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by and checking it out!

      Have a great day!

  12. I’ve never had rice with crunchy chicken. You’ve intrigued me, haha. Thanks for sharing! Happy Sunday!
    Leslie recently posted…Sunday SocialMy Profile

    • LOL…well the chicken isn’t crunchy…but there’s a thought. 🙂 Thanks for swinging by! Always a pleasure to see you 🙂

      Have a great day!

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