Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Rice in a Casserole
Cheesy Chicken and Rice in a Casserole
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Ingredients

3 cups Cooked rice
3 cups cooked Chicken diced
1½ cups Cheddar cheese shredded, divided
2 ounces Pimiento chopped, drained
1 tbsp fresh Parsley chopped, optional
1 cup Bread crumbs soft
1 cup Mushrooms sliced or chopped
1 bunch Green onion thinly sliced
4 tbsp Butter
4 tbsp All-purpose flour
1½ cups Chicken broth
1 cup Milk or cream
⅛ tsp Black pepper freshly ground
1 tsp Kosher Salt or to taste
2 tbsp Butter melted

Nutritional information

1183
Calories
62g
Fat
105g
Carbohydrate
49g
Protein
205mg
Cholesterol
1473mg
Sodium
Ingredients

Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole

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Taking chicken and rice to the next level with this Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe. Sauté some mushrooms and green onions for flavor with cooked chicken and rice baked in the oven soaking in a creamy-cheese sauce with melted cheese bubbling over the top and crispy butter coated breadcrumbs.

Packed with flavor, you’ll be licking the casserole clean!

To make Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole

So, how to make Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole?

Steps to make Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole

1

Preheat oven and prepare casserole dish

10

Heat oven to 350 °F and grease a shallow 2-quart casserole dish with butter.

2

Cook mushrooms

3

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt some butter and add mushrooms. Cook for 2 minutes, continuously stirring.

3

Add green onions

1

Add the green onions and cook for another minute, still stirring through.

4

Add flour

3

Add the flour and mix through until well combined with the butter and vegetables.

5

Add broth

5

Add chicken broth and cook while continuously stirring, until thickened.

6

Add sauce ingredients

5

Add the milk (or cream if using), 1 cup cheese, salt, pepper and pimiento and continue cooking and stirring until the cheese is melted through.

7

Add final ingredients

2

Add the chicken, rice and parsley and mix through. Add seasonings to taste, as needed.

8

Prepare casserole

3

Dish the chicken and rice into a greased casserole and sprinkle remaining ½ cup cheese over.

9

Add bread crumbs

2

In a bowl, toss the bread crumbs and melted butter until the crumbs are soaking with butter. Sprinkle the buttery bread crumbs over the cheese layer.

10

Bake

30

Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until bubbling around the edges and the bread crumbs are browned and crispy.

11

Serve

1

Serve hot!

This Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole is the cheesiest chicken casserole yes. It’s a real feel-good dinner, one that suits well from a tv- dinner night. Try it out yourself and let us know what you think! Tag #cookmerecipes in your “Netflix-and-chill” posts and on your social media pages!

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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