Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Old Fashioned Chicken and Rice Casserole

I can remember having this casserole at family dinners when I was in High School (long many years ago). As a young homemaker I recall writing the recipe down from one of my Aunt's recipe cards. The instructions were not very specific and left a lot of room to be creative. Though the years all of our family cooks have changed the recipe somewhat, but this is the favorite one here at the cottage. Sometimes when we are having a family dinner, someone will say, oh make the Chicken and Rice, everyone knows what it is, just pure comfort.

Old Fashioned Chicken and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Is A Pure Comfort Casserole

Old Fashioned Chicken and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Start With A Great Mix of Chicken 
Rice and Vegetables

Old Fashioned Chicken and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Bake The Casserole 

Old Fashioned Chicken and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Old Fashioned Chicken and Rice Casserole
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
2 cups uncooked rice
6 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
2 cups celery, chopped
1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
4 cups chicken stock
1 (22.6 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
3 cups chicken, cooked and chopped
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 teaspoon's poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
2 cups fresh or frozen early peas
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
cooking oil to spray the baking dish
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
1 cup Panko Crumbs
Directions
In a large skillet, melt the butter, the saute the onion, bell pepper and celery.
Saute the onion, bell peppers and celery until tender.
Add the rice and stir until starting to brown, stir in the thyme, poultry seasoning, black pepper and cayenne.
Mix the chicken stock with the soup and pour it into the skillet with the rice and vegetables. Cook until the rice is beginning to absorb the liquid, about 10 to 15 minutes, stir constantly.
Stir in the chicken and cook for 5 minutes until the chicken is heated through.
Gently stir in the peas and 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese.
Spray the baking dish with a cooking oil.
Pour the casserole mix into a 9X13 baking dish.
Mix together the remainder of the cheddar cheese, Parmesan Cheese and the Panko Crumbs.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until the top begins to turn golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let set about 10 to 15 minutes, before serving.
Enjoy!

They Will Stand In Line For This Casserole 
Just Dish It Up

Old Fashioned Chicken and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Great Flavor Combination For This Casserole

Old Fashioned Chicken and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Enjoy!

Old Fashioned Chicken and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I hope that you and your family and friends will enjoy the comfort of this casserole as much as we do. Thanks so much for stopping by to spend some time in the kitchen with us today, it is always more fun to cook with a friend. Have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

6 comments:

  1. I've got to try this, my favorite convenience food is Stouffer's Grandma's Chicken & Rice Bake, I love it! Yours sounds like comfort food at it's best!
    Jenna

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  2. OH my! This recipe sounds so good! =) I love Chicken and Rice!
    Pinning to save.

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  3. This sounds so good! We have a favorite chicken and rice casserole in our family but we are going to have to try this variation. Pinned! (if you care to read here is a link to our version of chicken & rice casserole http://www.ourunschoolingjourney.com/2016/08/chicken-broccoli-rice-casserole.html ).

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  4. Pinned! Sounds amazing!! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. This recipe looks so good and delicious. Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J.

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  6. This is one of those combos that I tend to forget about, but one that we do enjoy. Thank you for jogging my memory.

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