Chicken & Rice

This recipe for chicken & rice is super easy, and doesn't take very long at all to throw together! You can add vegetables if you'd like, but we keep things simple at our house - mainly because my husband is allergic to all fruits & vegetables. Yep.

 Chicken & Rice at artsyfartsymama.com

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 350ยบ for 30 minutes, a little longer if cheese on top isn't melted.

Chicken & Rice at artsyfartsymama.com

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!**


40 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic. My kids would gobble this up! (Me too!!!)

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  2. That looks tasty! Might have to try that

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  3. Thanks so much for linking up to Vanilla Bean again today! This looks sooooo comfort food yummy! We'll have to try it!!

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  4. I am all about anything with chicken! This sounds awesomely yummy, and easy :) Thanks for sharing and linking up with us! Always nice to see you at our Sunday Strut ;)
    Britney
    www.janmdseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  5. Great recipe and thank you for sharing. I am a new fan from the hop following you via GFC, facebook, and twitter.

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    Marsha

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  6. That sounds yummy - and oh so simple too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  7. wow this sounds great! thanks for sharing!

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  8. YUM YUM! My fav (rice) and the hubs fav (chicken) = perfect for us!! Thanks for linking up once again!! We appreciate it!! Will be having this for supper one night this week! THANK YOU!

    Kristine
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  9. Yum! I am pinning this. I never thought to use Italians seasoning in chicken and rice. :)

    Stopping by from Tip Junkie.

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  10. Question....
    What kind of rice do you use when making this: long grain, minute rice or pre-cooked rice? Thanks!

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  11. I followed your link on Newlyweds on a budget...I think I might just try this out for dinner tonight :)

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  12. Sounds good to me! I bet it would be great with a little salsa added in too... might just be on our menu very soon! thanks for sharing!

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  13. I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

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  14. Yum! I enjoy chicken and rice casserole. I really like your addition of Italian seasoning. I'm definitely going to try this soon. I'm excited that I found your blog today. Lots of great ideas! :)

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  15. Love your blog! It would be great if you came and linked some of your ideas to Lovely Little Snippets!
    lovelylittlesnippets.blogspot.com

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  16. This looks amazing! I would love it if you came by and shared some of your recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  17. YUMMY! will have to give this a try! Popping by from the International Blog Hop! Pop Art Minis

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  18. My husband is also allergic to all fruits and vegetables! Thanks for the recipe!

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  19. Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop too!! Hope you'll come back again next week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  20. This looks so delicious. I would love for you to stop by http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/ on Monday to link up your recipe and any other projects you would like to share.

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  21. Your blog is amazing and that recipe looks scrumdiddlyumptious! :) I'm here from the Sassy Sites linky party... I'm a new follower, and I would love for you to check out my blog too! :)
    Amy
    redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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  22. I love chicken and rice dishes. Thanks for linking to bacon time. Hope to see you this week too.

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  24. This sounds delicious!!
    Thank you for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week as well!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  25. Guess whose been featured at Cast Party Wednesday this week? YOU!!! Woohoo!!! Come by the party tomorrow and grab your featured button. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  26. I would love for you to come by and link this recipe up on my mommy solution meme. This would be perfect for back to school time!

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  27. YUMMERS! Totally going to try this!

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  28. From someone who doesn't cook often I found out the hard way that you are suppose to cook the rice prior to baking the dish!

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  29. I'm getting ready to make this. Can you tell me if the rice is cooked or uncooked? Thanks!

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  30. My family loved this recipe!!!! Thank you so much! My mother and law always fixes this and I have never liked it...well I know why now. Her's is too dry and has like no flavor....this recipe kicked her recipe's butt! :) Thanks again!

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  31. Made this tonight for dinner. It was very good. I precooked my rice, didn't add the water, but around 1/2 cup of chicken broth and /4 cup sour cream..
    This was easy, yummy and it reminded me of comfort food.
    Btw- I just used a rotisserie chicken from grocery store to be even simpler..
    Thanks!

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  32. My family loved this recipe! Very good comfort food to cook during the week to satisfy those grumbly tummies. I make a doule batch for our family of 5 plus leftovers. :)

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  33. Could you make this in a crockpot??

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  34. My family devoured this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. So...if you are using MINUTE rice, you do not pre cook...is that correct? Got confused after some replies...lol

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    1. Correct!! Pre-cook regular rice, leave MINUTE rice uncooked.

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  36. Hey, I have a question. When you cook the chicken, is it better to cook it in the oven or on top of the stove? Does it matter?

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  37. Looks yummy, what could you sub. for the italian seasoning? I have all ingredients except for that? Thanks! :)

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  38. My housemates and I made a mexican version of this. We go to school in a super small town and the grocery store ran out of chicken breasts. So we used ground beef and taco seasoning. We also threw in some vegetables. I also added another 1/3rd cup of water to the recipe. So good!

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  39. I love chicken and rice, but rice is one of my husbands least favorite starches so we don't eat it nearly often enough :( I love the addition of the Italian seasoning. It just gives it a little something extra. Have you ever tried this with ranch dressing mix? I am thinking that would be yummy too. Making this again for dinner tonight since we need some warm comfort food (yes in July!). Thanks for another great recipe.

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