Old School Chicken and Rice Casserole

Old School Chicken and Rice Casserole – seriously THE BEST!!! Everyone cleaned their plate and went back for seconds – even our picky eaters!!! Chicken, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, cream of celery, onion powder, garlic powder, water, milk, instant rice and parmesan cheese. This has quickly become a family favorite! We make it at least once a month. SO good!!

Old School Chicken and Rice Casserole - seriously THE BEST!!! Everyone cleaned their plate and went back for seconds - even our picky eaters!!! Chicken, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, cream of celery, onion powder, garlic powder, water, milk, instant rice and parmesan cheese. This has quickly become a family favorite! We make it at least once a month. SO good!!

Remember this recipe

Pin this recipe to your favorite board now to remember it later!

Pin This Recipe

This Old School Chicken and Rice Casserole is seriously delicious! We absolutely LOVED this casserole. We ate it for lunch and leftover for a couple of days afterward. SO good! This casserole is super easy to make. It was ready to go in the oven in minutes. This makes a TON. Next time I might split it between two pans and freeze one for later.

I used a whole rotisserie chicken in this casserole. If you don’t have a rotisserie chicken, you will need about 4 cups of cooked chicken for the casserole. This recipe uses three cans of Cream of Whatever soup. I always buy the 98% fat-free or Healthy Choice to cut down on fat and sodium. Our favorite part of the casserole was all the yummy parmesan cheese on top! YUM! This was a huge hit in our house. Chicken Legs has already requested this again for dinner. I can’t wait!

Old School Chicken and Rice Casserole - seriously THE BEST!!! Everyone cleaned their plate and went back for seconds - even our picky eaters!!! Chicken, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, cream of celery, onion powder, garlic powder, water, milk, instant rice and parmesan cheese. This has quickly become a family favorite! We make it at least once a month. SO good!!

Old School Chicken and Rice Casserole

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Old School Chicken and Rice Casserole – seriously THE BEST!!! Everyone cleaned their plate and went back for seconds – even our picky eaters!!! Chicken, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, cream of celery, onion powder, garlic powder, water, milk, instant rice and parmesan cheese. This has quickly become a family favorite! We make it at least once a month. SO good!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 rotisserie chicken (4 cups cooked chopped chicken)
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can cream of celery soup
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups instant rice, uncooked
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, fresh or green can

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Remove skin from rotisserie chicken and discard. Remove chicken meat from bones and chop.
  • In a large bowl, combine, chopped chicken, cream of chicken soup, cream of celery soup, cream of mushroom soup, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, water, milk and instant rice. Pour into prepared pan. Top with grated parmesan cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 40 to 50 minutes.

Notes:

Can use reduced-fat or healthy choice soup.
Can use low-fat or fat-free milk.
Old School Chicken and Rice Casserole - seriously THE BEST!!! Everyone cleaned their plate and went back for seconds - even our picky eaters!!! Chicken, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, cream of celery, onion powder, garlic powder, water, milk, instant rice and parmesan cheese. This has quickly become a family favorite! We make it at least once a month. SO good!!

Steph

Remember this recipe

Pin this recipe to your favorite board now to remember it later!

Pin This Recipe

Categories:

Tags:

You Might Also Like

See All Casserole

Comments

        1. I have used long grain rice and cooked it prior then just mixed everything and it was sooo good!!

    1. I’m trying it with regular, long grain rice, and chicken breast, I will post how it turns out, it’s just guessing on the water and milk, I plan to make the rice al- dente.

  1. I'm not crazy about Cream of Celery soup, but Cream of Onion is wonderful. Some frozen veggies and maybe some French Fried Onion Rings on top wouldn't hurt either. Sounds like a keeper :o)

    1. I put in two containers, cook one and freeze other {Uncooked] then when I want to cook it, thaw in fridge over night and cook for next meal

      1. The directions say 9×13 but the video shows an 8×8..which are the measurements for? I halved the recipe and put it in an 8×8 pan, it is in the oven currently and looks a little off..just watched the video and noticed. So just curious for the future.. Thanks!

  2. OMG, this is the best. I tried it today and I added peas & carrots a little sour cream. This will definitely be a go to. Will be taking to church Saturday for Father's Day potluck.

  3. OMG, I tried this today and it is the best. I add peas & carrots and a little sour cream. Out of this world. Thank you for sharing this. It will definitely be a go to meal.

    1. I have made this many times and it’s a favorite in our household. I want to make it tonight but couldn’t find instant rice due to everyone hoarding groceries. If I were to use regular rice would I need to cook it first?

      1. I’ve only made this as written. The raw to cooked rice ratio will be different, as the liquid and cook times. Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

  4. Could you add broccoli or some other vegetable or would that throw off the liquid amount for the rice to bake?

    1. I think broccoli would be fine. If you use frozen, make sure it is already thawed and drained.

  5. I'm not sure that I can get cream of celery soup where I am. I don't recall seeing it. Can I use 2 cream of chicken?

    1. I just made this fantastic dish with regular rice. I used 4 cups of cooked rice and I then reduced the liquid(milk and water) by half. This allowed the cooked rice to still absorb some liquid, not dry out, without being all soupy.

    2. Shall, Minute Rice Brand has a Premium Long Grain version (different than the regular!) That actually has the texture of regular rice with the convenience of Minute Rice. I use it all the time. It's harder to find in stores but SOOO much better.

    3. Yes… use uncooked chicken and uncooked regular rice and the same ingredients. That is the recipe my family has used for years…this current recipe is just faster! Have a great day and enjoy

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating