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Delightful Veggie and Chicken Rice Bake

A wholesome and hearty casserole perfect for family dinners

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Delightful Veggie and Chicken Rice Bake

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time:1 hour Rest time: 10 minutesTotal time:1 hour 25 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:591 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year

Description

This Veggie and Chicken Rice Bake is a delicious and nutritious casserole that combines tender chicken, mixed vegetables, and fluffy rice, all brought together with a creamy sauce. It’s an ideal meal for busy weeknights or a cozy weekend dinner.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Set your oven to preheat at 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a sizable mixing bowl, blend together the condensed soup, diced chicken, cooked vegetables, cooked rice, and water until well combined.
  3. Evenly spread this mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle crushed cracker crumbs over the top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Allow the dish to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • – Feel free to use brown rice instead of white rice for a healthier alternative.
    – You can substitute the cream of mushroom soup with cream of chicken or celery soup if preferred.
    – For a bit of a kick, add a dash of hot sauce or some red pepper flakes to the mixture.
Keywords:Chicken casserole, vegetable rice bake, family dinner, easy casserole

Can I use fresh vegetables instead of frozen?

Yes, you can use fresh vegetables. Just make sure to cook them slightly before adding them to the casserole.

Can this casserole be made ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can assemble the casserole a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Just bake it when you’re ready to serve.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes, this casserole freezes well. Make sure to store it in an airtight container and it can be frozen for up to 3 months.

What other types of cheese can I use?

You can use Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, or a blend of your favorite cheeses for different flavors.

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