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Chicken and Rice Casserole
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Chicken and Rice Casserole

Chicken and Rice Casserole is one of the best comfort meals. It is made with inexpensive ingredients, is so filling and incredibly easy to make. Serve with roasted vegetables or a side salad, this delicious dinner is sure to become a family favorite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken and Rice Casserole
Servings: 6
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked rice either white or brown
  • ¾ cup fresh mushrooms chopped
  • ½ cup red pepper chopped
  • 4 cups cooked chicken cubed
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • Fresh parsley for serving if desired

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the flour and blend well.
  • Gradually add the chicken broth and the cream stirring continuously.
  • Continue stirring and cook until the sauce begins to thicken, about 5 minutes.
  • Season with the salt and pepper, thyme and basil. Set aside.
  • Place the cooked rice in the bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Set aside.
  • Mix the mushrooms, red pepper, and chicken into the sauce.
  • Pour the sauce over the rice in the casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle the almonds over the top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley before serving if desired.