Here's what you'll need:
- 1 can cream of chicken (or mushroom) soup
- 1 1/3 cup water
- 1 cup MINUTE rice
- 1 packet Italian seasoning
- chicken (you can use any kind of chicken. I use about 7-8 pieces of tenderloin just because that's what we usually have on hand)
- 3/4 cup cheese
Cook chicken with a little bit of the Italian seasoning and then cut into bite-size pieces. While the chicken is cooking, I mix together the soup, water, seasoning, half of the cheese and rice in an 8x8 baking dish. Mix well, making sure all the rice is covered. Stir in chicken pieces and top with remaining cheese.
**If using instant/Minute rice, you do NOT have to pre-cook rice. Only pre-cook rice if it is regular rice since it may not completely cook in the oven.
Cover with foil and bake at 350º for 30 minutes, a little longer if cheese on top isn't melted.
I serve this in a bowl, just because it's easier when it's hot. It thickens as it cools, though, making it easier to cut & serve. Hope you enjoy! It's a family favorite at our house!
**You can also make this recipe "Mexican-style"! Just use taco seasoning instead of Italian seasoning!**