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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chicken Rice-a-Roni Casserole

I found this recipe on Tasty Kitchen.  I immediately knew I had to try it because it combines three of my favorite foods - chicken, rice-a-roni and French fried onions!  This was super quick and easy.  I used rotisserie chicken and this was ready in no time flat.  We both really enjoyed this; especially the crunchy onions on top.

Chicken Rice-a-Roni Casserole
adapted from Tasty Kitchen
(Printable Recipe)

1 box chicken flavor Rice-A-Roni
1 can cream of chicken soup (I use 98% fat-free)
1 cup sour cream (can use low fat)
3-4 cups cooked, chopped chicken (or 1 whole Rotisserie Chicken)
1 (6 oz) can French fried onions

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Prepare Rice-A-Roni according to package directions. Add soup, sour cream and chicken.  Stir to combine.   Spread rice mixture in a lightly sprayed 9x13 pan.  Top rice with fried onions.  Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

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  1. Looks really good Steph. Bev likes to start with Rice a Roni for Spanish rice. We should be passing thru your neck of the woods later this AM on the last leg of our trip home.

  2. Hi Steph,
    Wow! That looks super easy and also delicious! Love the idea of the crunchy onion rings on top.
    Have a great day!

  3. Oh my gosh, this looks good! Again, how do you stay so slim! Pinning this to save! Thank you! Barb

  4. Just found your blog through pinterest. We live in Bham as well! Can't wait to try out several new recipes...thanks for the inspiration! :)

  5. Do you always eat a half cup of those fried onions before using them in a recipe? I can't help myself.

  6. I made this last night and it was a hit! I'll definitely be making this again. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Found this on Pinterest! I was not expecting it to be so so so yummy! I made it for dinner last night and had leftovers for lunch today and reheated for dinner again tonight! mmmmmm delish!

  8. My family of (4) loved this the first time I made it ... however it makes SO much! Do you think I could split it into two casseole dishes and freeze one? Wasn't sure about freezing sour cream??!!

  9. You could freeze it. I freeze potato casseroles with sour cream in it all the time

  10. My family loves this casserole! It is so easy and everyone loved it.

  11. Made this tonight and the ENTIRE fam loved it! Thank you for sharing this with us!!

  12. I remember my mom made this growing up. But I think it had ground beef. So I'm not sure what the change (if at all) would be for the cream of soup?? Wow. Throwback to the 90s. Now I want this!

  13. Both hubby & I loved this! Today I substituted ground beef for the chicken, beef flavor Rice-a-Roni for the chicken, and cream of mushroom soup for the cream of chicken. It was just as good.....just a variation. :)

  14. We aren't a fan of the onions, do you think another topping would work? Any suggestions?

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  15. Shredded Cheese,Sour Cream , Rice a roni , cream of chicken and cream of mushroom. is what I use


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