Monday, July 18, 2011

Chicken and Rice Casserole

I like a lot of crunch in my Chicken and Rice. So I add slivered or sliced almonds and celery.  I love white chicken diced up along with a few pieces of dark thigh meat too. It just makes it more tasty. And I usually add a few diced eggs and some cheese and potato chips crushed on top. It's kinda yummy!

Chicken and Rice Dinner....
Here's my recipe:
3-4cups of mixed white and brown rice steamed in a rice steamer
add 2 can cream of chicken soup. I've done it with one can but it's less creamy.
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayo
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced sweet onion, carmelized in a fry pan
2 hard boiled eggs diced up
slivered or sliced almonds
2-3 chicken breasts boiled & diced up (or 2 breasts and 2 thighs diced)
Lawrys season salt & regular pepper
Suddenly Salad, 1/2 teaspoon or to taste
3/4 cup grated cheese over the top.
crushed potato chips on top of the cheese if you like a crispy top

Chicken and Rice   is a great family casserole dish! It will feed a crowd....and it's easy and  filling!  
My kids used to call it GORP. Ya well, you know boys.....they will eat anything no matter how long it took you to make it.  For the sauce I usually make it with 2 cans cream of chicken soup, a 1/2 cup scoop of sour cream and a 1/3rd cup of mayo. And to that I add some Lawry's season salt and  Salad Supreme Seasoning  (a super great secret to making any kind of veggie, potato or pasta salad can buy the generic and it's just as good). 

Here's my finished Chicken and Rice Casserole

I usually make it when I have leftover plain rice that I need to use up.  I take probably 3 to 4 cups of rice, 2 chicken breasts and 2 chicken thighs, some white, sweet onion about 1/2 cup diced and then carmelized in a fry pan for 5 minutes. I boil the eggs and chicken together and at the last 5 minutes I add diced celery about 3/4 cup into the chicken boiling water. .

Try some Chicken and Rice Casserole for your next family get's pretty easy and you will
get lots and lots of compliments.....and hardly any leftovers!  
Then when everything is cooked and tender, pour it all together in a big tupperware bowl and mix in the sauce. Then spread it in a 9 x 13 pan and cover with some grated cheese and crushed potato chips,  . Bake it for 20 -25 minutes in 350 oven. It's even more delish the next day for leftovers. It's great to take to work for your lunch too.  I love a good casserole!

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