French Onion Chicken and Rice Bake recipe – chicken, french onion dip, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, rice and french fried onions – use rotisserie chicken and it is ready for the oven in 5 minutes! On the table in 20 minutes! Super quick weeknight casserole! We made this twice in a week it was so good.
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Stop what you are doing and add this French Onion Chicken and Rice Bake to your menu tonight! I am totally obsessed with this casserole! It is super simple to make; especially if you use rotisserie chicken. It took 5 minutes to whip together and it was on the table in about 20 minutes!
As I’ve said before, I love Kraft French Onion dip. Make sure to use your favorite brand of refrigerated French Onion dip in this recipe since that gives the dish a lot of flavors. We absolutely LOVED this casserole. I ate way too much of this! We ate the leftovers for lunch the next day and it was equally delicious.
French Onion Chicken and Rice Bake
- 2 cups instant white rice
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups cooked chopped chicken, about half of a rotisserie chicken
- 1 cup refrigerated sour cream French onion dip
- 1 (10.5-oz) can cream of chicken soup
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup French Fried Onions
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add instant rice, cover and turn off heat. Allow to stand for 5 minutes, until all water is absorbed.
- In a large bowl, combine chicken, chicken soup, French onion dip, cheddar cheese, chicken broth and cooked rice. Spread into prepared pan. Top with French Fried Onions.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.
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Just made this for dinner. Everyone loved it. The kids asked me to make it again before they were even finished eating. Next time I think I’ll add some peas just to sneak in some veggies but it’s amazing as is.
I made this following the recipe and it was delicious 😋 A huge hit in my house by my family !! I’m making again adding mushrooms and debating on whether to sauté some chopped onions and adding them into the casserole.
Thank you for sharing your recipe 💗
I wasn’t too sure when making this recipe…chip dip baked?!? Let me tell you, this not only was super easy to throw together BUT it was delicious!!! Hubby went back for 2nds & I am looking forward to having leftovers for dinner tonight! P.S. I think it needs way more Fried Onions!
So glad you enjoyed it! It is a favorite at our house too. I also love the fried onions – SO good!
Absolutely LOVED this recipe first time through, although I couldn’t resist adding broccoli florets (you know how much broccoli loves creamy cheese!). Also, added 2x the crispy fried onions and baked for 35 mins, then broiled at 425° for 10 mins. The fried onions actually charred in a way that adds a really flavorful complement to the broccoli!! Ymmv, but really very happy to serve this at my next pot luck 🙂
Easy, delicious recipe!
Here’s a tip for the cooked chicken : put a couple frozen breasts in your crock pot in the morning with about 1/2 cup or more of broth, some seasonings like S/P, garlic and onion powder, and poultry seasoning. On low 9-10 hours or less and it will be the juiciest, tender and easy to shred chicken.
This was so good! I used regular rice. It tasted good while mixing so all it needed was the French fried onions. Next time I will add more cheese and French fried onions. My son suggested adding Buffalo sauce and ranch dressing! Next time! Great recipe
I can’t remember if I left a review previously but this is such good comfort food. We double this, there are five of us, and it’s normally gone by the next night. Some of us might have even had it for breakfast ;). I always add more cheese on top prior to baking and we add the French fried onions after baking because we like them crispy crunchy.
I cook some broccoli till just crispy and add the broccoli to the layers of the dish, then you have a green vegetable to go with dinner..
I would rather not use the can of soup, what can I use in place of it? Also would the nutritional info on your recipes…
Any substitutes and changes to the recipe would up to you.
Do you think you could cook this in the microwave? Hate to heat up the house with the oven.
This was so quick and easy to make and it was delicious.
I didn’t have cream of chicken soup but did have cream of celery!! Turn out amazing!!
Would frozen cauliflower rice work instead of regular rice?
I tried this and it was absolutely delicious. My boyfriend couldn’t stop complimenting me. I didn’t use the quick rice, I used the 15 min rice. The rice didn’t taste completely done, but when it baked, it helped it by cooking longer then it taste just right. Definitely going to make this again. 🙂
I had some leftover fried chicken, 3 large breasts which was a little more than 2 cups when cut up and found this recipe while looking for a way to use it. I wanted something a little different than the usual chicken and rice. I didn’t have the dip but the sour cream and Lipton onion soup mix worked great. I also use Campbell’s Cream of Chicken and Mushroom soup (in all recipes calling for one or the other). I put a little bit more cheese and a few more FF onions on top. I will definitely be making this again! My husband loved it!
Can I put everything in a pan and bake for about an hour? Uncooked rice with extra water/broth and raw chicken? Looking for a one dish meal.
Tried it tonight & this was a big hit! I used leftover turkey I had in the freezer & it was delicious, thank you!
Made this and it was delicious. I followed the directions and used a shredded rotisserie chicken. I did add a can of mushrooms drained. Will definitely make this again. Thank you.
I just used the French onion dip and it was delicious. I think that is what she is saying to use anyway
This is a winner! My family liked it and it was easy to make.
I didn’t read the recipe closely that’s for sure. I used French Onion Dip straight up and didn’t see the notes until later. I also mixed brown & white rice (trying to clear the cabinets out of old ingredients). Added a red pepper that needed to be used. Turned out great.
If I use non- instant rice do I need more liquid and if so how much and should I cook it longer?
Quick answer would be appreciated I would like to make this tonight!
I have only made this as written. Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.
I didn’t use the quick rice. I did add more water and cooked it for 15 minutes like it said on the rice bag. I had it set a couple minutes longer, didn’t taste completely done but baking it in the oven for 22 min, make the rice done and it came out perfect.
Can you bake and THEN freeze?
I made this last night. Easy to make and very tasty. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much for this easy and delicious recipe! I have made it several times now and it is always hit with my family. It is definately a keeper!
I can't seem to find the sour cream French onion dip, so do you think just plain French onion dip would work?
I suggest using plain sour cream and add a tablespoon or two of onion soup mix
Delicious!. I added more french onion dip and cheese. ❤️
I made with the plain French onion dip it also was good.
I just made this for the first time last night and I absolutely love it. My boyfriend wants me to add more chicken to it but that's about it! I read in the comments that making the rice with chicken broth instead of water adds more taste. I'll definitely have to try that next time!
We have made this several times and really like it. Great comfort food! I love that it’s a quick and easy assemble. Admittedly, I’m more generous with the fried onions as well…..
Thank you for the great recipe. I've used it several times over the last year, and it is a winner every time!
This is awesome stuff! I usually make it with noodles instead of rice! So simple!
Tried this and it was okay. Definitely requires more than 1 cup of french onion dip in my opinion. Once I added more to the finished product, my family gobbled it up!
Absolutely awesome! Kids ate the whole pan and requested it again this week. Definitely a favorite now!
How about using quinoa instead of rice? Healthier option.
Could I use hash browns instead of rice??
I’m sure you could.
My whole family enjoyed this. It’s good comfort food and easy to make.
What about regular rice…don't care for the texture of instant.
I don't care for instant rice…how about regular rice?
i don't use instant rice – i made up 3 cups of regular basmati rice. I also cooked it in chicken broth instead of water to enhance the flavor. the casserole was awesome.
I make the rice in my instant pot with chicken broth or veggie broth instead of water. Delicious!
This is wonderful! I used more of the french fried onion rings though. Can never have too much. This is a keeper.
Looks delish! I'm in South Africa and we don't have French Onion dip – is it a cream cheese based dip?
We have a mean Brown Onion soup powder…just wondering how to use it instead of the Kraft dip – any advice?
You should be able to use the soup powder and sour cream. The French Onion Dip is a sour cream based dip that's used as a dip for vegetables or
I used the envelope of onion soup mix with sour cream then measured out 1 cup of that for the casserole – worked great.
Hmm I wonder if this would be good with green beans in it too.
I think it would be! I made it tonight and added corn to it. So good!
Could this be assembled the night before and then baked the next day?
I think that would be fine.
i made mine a couple days ahead and stored in the fridge. I did not sprinkle the fried onions on top until i was ready to bake it. We enjoyed it all week. when using the leftovers i just heated in the microwave, then under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp up the onions on top.
I just tried to post but it dodnt work…Let me try again….do you think if I put this in slow cooker and added uncooked rice 30 minutes before the end, it would work? Maybe 6 hours on low?
I haven't tried this in the slow cooker. If you try it, let us know how it turns out! 🙂