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Mom’s Chicken and Rice Casserole

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When I was growing up, my Mom’s Chicken and Rice Casserole was an absolute family favorite in our home. We couldn’t wait for mom to make Chicken and Rice! It’s probably one of the most simple recipes out there, but she made it very seldom. I think because she wanted to keep it special. Also, My dad was the definition of a Midwestern Meal lover/eater- “Meat & Potatoes.” and to be more clear, red meat and potatoes. I don’t recall many meals having chicken or turkey, but he sure loved this one. When I was older and began sharing the cooking responsibilities for the family, I remember hiding ground turkey in meals in attempt to fool him, and often I did… I think. Eric thought that I was such a terrible person for fibbin’ to him about the ground beef actually being ground turkey. But I’m sure he probably knew deep down and didn’t care, because I made sure it was delicious. I miss that stubborn man like crazy.

This is actually a recipe form my Gramma Lois, possibly even my Great Grandma, Hattie, which I found out later while when telling my mom I had lightened it up a bit in order to make it more Weight Watchers Friendly. My mom remembers growing up and fighting with her brothers over the “crispy edges” of the rice that formed in the corners while cooking in the oven. Unfortunately, in the lightened up version I’ve lost those crispy corners a bit, because I’m guessing those corners were in fact fat that drained off the bone-in chicken. I’ve decided I’m also going to post the original, not-so-healthy recipe later on, because it’s too good too pass up. My lighter calorie version sure hits the spot though! Of course, I had to bring my mom a couple helpings to make sure that it passed the test. She said it tastes just like how she remembers it, despite lacking those dang delicious crunchy corners of rice!

You might look at the photograph and think it looks kind of plain and simple. And that’s the thing- it really is pretty plain and simple, but it’s so good! I’ve tried to add some more vegetables into this, but either they don’t cook correctly, or the rice doesn’t cook just right. The ratio is perfect, so I suggest steaming or roasting some veggies of your choice on the side to complete the meal. I grew up on a can of green beans on the side with this dish, so that’s my favorite way to eat it. Sometimes out of the can tastes just perfect!

Here’s what happens in the kitchen:

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Cut up the chicken into uniform small pieces.

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Grab a big bowl and add all the ingredients… chicken, can of soup, a can of water, rice (just regular old White Rice – NOT Minute or Instant Rice), and the packet of french onion mix.

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Mix together well until combined.

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Pour mixture into a lightly sprayed casserole dish.

Cover with aluminum foil, and pop it into a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

You MUST cover tightly with aluminum foil in order for the rice to cook properly. 

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It’ll look something like this. Simple… but OH SO DELICIOUS!

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Scoop it up on a plate with some roasted veggies or my personal favorite, a can of green beans!

Salt & Pepper, if desired.

With love from my kitchen to yours,

Star

Mom’s Chicken & Rice

Old-fashioned chicken and rice, lightened up for the perfect Sunday dinner.
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Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:1 hr

Ingredients

  • 1 10.5 oz 98% Fat Free Cream Of Chicken Soup
  • 1 10.5 oz Can of Water (just fill the cream of chicken soup can with water)
  • 1 cup Long Grain White Rice (Plain White rice- do NOT use Instant or Minute Rice)
  • 1 ½ lbs Chicken Breast, raw
  • 1 Packet of Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Soup Mix
  • Cooking Spray
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the chicken breast into small, uniform bite-size pieces.
  • In a large bowl, add chicken breast, soup mix, cream of chicken soup, water, and rice. Mix well until combined.
  • In a lightly sprayed casserole dish, add the chicken and rice mixture.
    Cover tightly with tin foil.
  • Place into the oven for 1 hour.
  • After removing from the oven, fluff the rice with a fork. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Serving Size: 1 heaping cup
270 Calories 2g fat. .5g sat fat. 29.5g carb. .5g fiber. 0g sugar. 29.5g protein 
WeightWatchers Points: 4 
Servings: 6
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish
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264 Comments

  1. My rice didn’t cook at all. Came out after an hour crunchy. Are you supposed to pre cook the rice???

    1. Hi Colleen! No- you do not precook the rice. Can I ask what kind of rice you used and did you cover the casserole dish tightly with tin foil? Most often if someone had a problem with the rice not cooking using the wrong rice or not covering the dish with foil is the problem.

  2. 5 stars
    So good! Such an easy week night meal. I needed to cook mine for about an hour and 15 minutes. I used boneless chicken thighs instead of breasts, just as good.

  3. So, there are various versions of this recipe out there. It’s a classic. Yours caught my fancy because it has the least refrigerated items (only the chicken). I’m putting together food bags for our church. Pulling from our small food pantry with easy recipes so they can give to neighbors in need. Wondering how canned chicken would be…I know, not ideal, but we’re not sure how many food bags will be accepted and basically want meals in a bag that won’t require folks to have to buy additional ingredients. In the past when we’ve reached out to the folks in the neighborhood to remind and offer help, “meals for that night” were requested when asked if there was anything the church could help with. Canned chicken not ideal, but we’ve used camping in a very primitive version of Chick-Broc-Rice. Of course most things taste pretty good after hiking all day. Thoughts? I think the onion soup mix would go a long way in helping balance the canned meat.

  4. 5 stars
    Thanks for adding in the link to personal points. Makes it so easy! I’ve been making your recipes for 7 years now. 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Ummmm, why did I wait so long to try this?! I was nervous this wouldn’t have much flavor but boy was I wrong!! Easy and delicious – just like I like it! And bonus – my 3 year old gobbled it up!

  6. First of all, Star – thank you very much for another wonderful recipe and providing such great instructions that even a “bad cook” such as myself can make it work!

    Don’t snooze on this recipe! It’s so easy to prep and so tasty right out of the oven, I could hardly stop eating it.

    In my stove / oven (electric / induction) rice can be a fickle creature. It’s gotta be the right type of dish / pan, etc. and I gotta keep an eye on it and check it. It can go from under done to burnt in a blink of an eye but that’s just my appliance – nothing to do with the recipe. In making this recipe, I’ve found that a shallow aluminum tray or a glass / Pyrex
    Dish work best in cooking the rice evenly. I also find that if I cut the chicken into smaller pieces, it’s easier to just pile drive this meal for kiddos and seniors alike. I like to make this with either a green bean casserole on the side, or carrots and French cut green beans.

    Most of this meal is always eaten the night it’s served – but if we have leftovers it’s usually very little and I tend to call dibs!

  7. Would love to make this with brown rice. What adjustments could I make to make that work? A little more liquid or a longer cooking time? Precooking the brown rice?

    1. Hi Sarah! I’m sorry, but I haven’t personally made this with brown rice. I have had folks comment say they’ve made with brown rice and they adjust the water by almost double the amount I believe + 30-45 minutes extra in the oven. I haven’t done this, but if you try it out let me know how it goes!

    2. Hey, Sarah,
      I found this info online today and I will be trying it out this week when I make this recipe:
      “Mostly, it will take longer to cook your recipe with brown rice. You will also need to add a bit more water. That’s OK, you can do that. Figure about 1/4 extra water (1/4 again above what you had already planned for white rice) and about 1/2 again as much time.
      “Consider your other ingredients – don’t mush them all to hell to cook your rice.
      “So, figure 1/4 more water and 1/2 more time, add your other ingredients at the time you would otherwise – counting backwards.”

      I hope this helps!

      1. thank you for sharing this, Summer! I really need to rest this recipe out using brown rice, but haven’t had the chance yet. thanks so much!

  8. 5 stars
    Love that this is so easy to throw together! I make it all the time. Don’t be afraid to mix it up! I like to use cream of mushroom soup and I sneak in a small can of mushrooms with it so my kids don’t know what they’re eating!

  9. 5 stars
    We love this recipe! It’s one that my husband asks for all of the time. We recently moved and our new kitchen has a gas oven as opposed to our electric oven that we previously had. Both times I’ve made it in our new house, the rice isn’t cooked. I’m doing nothing differently and wondered if you had any solutions!

    Thanks so much and for all of your delicious recipes that feed my family!

  10. Loved this chicken and rice casserole. The flavors were great, but I baked it and we did not eat it until a while later and it seemed to get kind of dry. Is there a way to prevent that from happening? Thank you. Love lots of your recipes and the fact that they work with WW.

  11. Hi Star! Do you know the sodium amount? In Canada we need to add sodium when calculating points.

  12. 5 stars
    This one has been on repeat in our house for years. Everyone loves it and it’s super easy to make. I like to “meal prep” with it since it reheats so well. #top2021

  13. 5 stars
    This was the first recipe I ever had of yours, back in the Daily Dose of Pepper days, and it is still a favorite! I make it at least every few months. #top2021

      1. You can, but I don’t think it works well. Brown rice takes almost twice as long to cook and needs extra liquid to cook properly.

  14. So easy & so yummy! A home run in my house with 2 kids & 2 adults! I wonder if it would work with soup/milk instead of water? I might try it next time. This meal is definitely going in my regular rotation!

  15. 5 stars
    We literally make this meal every single week! It is so good + so easy after a long day at work! It also reheats wonderfully for lunches!! Thanks Star for such a great recipe!

  16. 5 stars
    This is my first time making one of your recipes! I gotta say it was a hit!!! I did use cream of celery, but will totally use cream of chicken next time to compare. It will be added to my regular rotations. It only took about 30 minutes to get it into to oven and was perfect after 1 hour of cooking. I may add breadcrumbs for my hubby who wanted something a little crunchy in there. Thanks Star!!! BTW, my sister is Starr with two r’s, lol

  17. 5 stars
    This was SO easy to make and tasted like one of my childhood favorites! Thank you, Star, for all you do in mastering these tasty recipes for us. The serving size is generous so it felt like such a hearty, WW meal 🙂 can’t wait to have the leftovers this week!!

  18. 5 stars
    This is my favorite skinyishdish recipe! We make this almost weekly! The onion soup mix takes it to the next level!!

    Instagram: @daynakbobbitt

    1. 5 stars
      This recipe is soo good! Literally one of my favorites, and super easy! My husband who is picky absolutely loves it also!!

  19. 5 stars
    @Staci_Fernandes_

    I made this recipe after seeing the Top 25 Recipes of 2020 Instagram post. The first bite made me cry. My beloved grandmother died in 2015 and this tasted just like her chicken and rice. I think my husband thought I had lost it! He and the kids loved it as much as I did. I have now made it with Cream of Chicken and Cream of Celery and it is great both ways. I am really thankful that I found this recipe. It will always put a smile on my face every time I make it.

  20. 5 stars
    This recipe is so simple, but full of flavor! It reheats well too, so I often meal prep this for lunches.

  21. 5 stars
    So good! And so easy to put together with pantry staples. We had it tonight with peas, my favorite! Instagram- @undertakingww

  22. Excellent dish! Made it yesterday for lunch (Super Bowl Sunday), and we enjoyed it twice (lunch AND dinner). My kiddos liked it as well. I will try your ham/broccoli casserole, next! This is the third or fourth dish of yours we have enjoyed with just enough left overs for lunch the next day 🙂 Thank you, Starr.!

  23. 5 stars
    5 out of 5. Easy to throw together. Doesn’t need any other flavoring either. I double foiled this and added a touch more water to ensure the rice fully cooked. It created a creamy sauce that was delicious. Had green beans on the side. Great for quick family dinner. More like this please Star!!

  24. 5 stars
    This was so good! I was scrolling through your recipes and this one made me smile. When I was little, my mom would make a similar recipe. It’s a great dish for those cold days and it was a hit with my husband. I’m so glad I tried it! Thank you for sharing your recipes and the stories!

  25. 5 stars
    First meal I made of yours a few weeks ago when I started WW. I googled chicken and rice WW and crossed my fingers. Low and behold this gem or a recipe was there. It did take about double the time to bake, my chicken wasn’t cooked and my rice was still crunchy at an hour. I just stuck it back in and we fed the kids something else and put them to sleep. It was perfect when we finished that up. We loved it and had to leftovers the next night. Both my husband, toddler and I loved it! It was so good and felt soooo guilty. Following you is making WW feel like an indulgence!

  26. 5 stars
    Super easy and super delicious! It sure didn’t last long!! Thanks for sharing this tasty concoction!

  27. 5 stars
    Soooo easy & soooo good! Such a cozy, good meal! I’ve made this many times & it never disappoints!

    1. 5 stars
      I was the comment on it taking double time to cook. I meant to add I put it in a deep, smaller casserole dish though. Which probably led to this!

  28. 5 stars
    This is soooooo good! One of your best and that’s saying something because I’ve loved everything I’ve tried.

    1. Hi Molly! I haven’t tried this recipe personally with brown rice yet, but brown rice cooks differently than white rice. It will need a lot more liquid and can take anywhere from 20-40 minutes longer in rice casseroles in the oven.

  29. 5 stars
    I’m making this for the second time in 4 days.
    Please don’t judge me……
    Love all your recipes!

  30. This is a favorite in our family but I’m wondering how it would turn out in the Instant Pot? Have you tried it?

  31. 5 stars
    I made this last night and it was soooo delicious, not to mention so EASY to throw together! Another favorite from your collection has been added to our regular menu! Thank you!

  32. I love your recipe’s but have trouble pinning them to Pinterest. When I click on the P to pin, it doesn’t do anything. Some times it works, some times not. Does anyone else have this issue?

    1. Hi Jill! A few weeks back someone commented saying that they were having trouble too. I went ahead and tried to pin things myself and everything worked just fine and since it was just the one person who said something I thought maybe it was just a fluke. Now that you’ve also let me know. I will for sure look into this further and make sure it’s not a glitch! Thank you so much for letting me know.

    2. I did get the crusty edge around pan. The only thing i did different was i added 2 pats of butter and doubled the foil.
      It was delicious
      Thank you for a great recipe

  33. One of my husband’s favorite meals is chicken and rice. I had never made it before so I went looking for a recipe and yours popper up. Ive made other recipes of yours before so I knew you wouldn’t let me down 😉 and it was winner! Adding it to the monthly meal list!

  34. am I missing something with the “10.5 Oz can of water” because I am feeling a little stumped!

    1. Hi Chelsea! I wrote this recipe basically exactly how my mom made it which means that the “10.5 oz” can of water is using the can of cream of chicken to measure the water out. I will definitely clarify that in the recipe! I never really thought about how it could be confusing, but definitely see how it is. I hope you enjoy!

  35. This is baking up in my oven right now and I’m starting to be able to smell it! Yum! I used cream of mushroom soup and added a can of mushrooms and a couple of diced up carrots to the mix. It’s just me in my house (and a beagle) and I’m a nurse. I try to make a big meal with leftovers for me to heat up and have for lunch on my work day. I can’t wait to give this a try!

  36. Could I put ingredients together the night before so all I have to do is pop it in the oven after work?

  37. Can you please link the casserole dish you used? My rice did not cook AT ALL and I used a ceramic dish. I’m hoping to give it one more try.

    1. I would use a little extra water probably about 1/2 cup and it might need some extra time!

  38. 5 stars
    Made this last night for dinner and my fiance said that he thinks this is one of his new favorites! I have been trying a lot of new recipes since joining Weight Watchers 6 weeks ago and this has honestly been one of the easiest dishes I have made! I was surprised that 1 serving was only 3 points (and that was me adding and additional 1/2 cup of rice). Plus, I am always a big fan of meals that I can get a leftover lunch for the next day!

  39. Have you ever tried this with a different “cream of” soup? Celery maybe or mushroom? I love every recipe of yours I’ve ever made and I’m excited to try this one

  40. 5 stars
    This was a total hit tonight! Loved how it’s comfort food without all the extra point.
    Is there a certain brand of white rice you prefer to use, that’s lower in points? I used Uncle Ben’s but it made mine 5 freestyle points per serving instead of 4.

  41. Have you ever doubled this recipe? My kids LOVE it and always want seconds or thirds haha. What do you think the cook time might be? Thanks!

  42. I have made this several times and after cooking as the recipe directs the rice is still a little hard and it looks burnt/dry on the edges? Can you suggest anything to help?

  43. I tried this recipe tonight, and my husband and I loved it, but the onion soup mix was a little strong for us. Neither one of us cares for onion. Can you recommend something to replace the soup mix? Thank you!

    1. I’m glad you liked it! I’d just use some spices that you do enjoy- It doesn’t need to be a soup mix.

  44. I tried this recipe tonight, and my husband and I loved it, but the onion soup mix was a little strong for us. Neither one of us cares for onion. Can you recommend something to replace the soup mix? Thank you!

    1. I’m glad you liked it! I’d just use some spices that you do enjoy- It doesn’t need to be a soup mix.

  45. Looks yummy! Have you made this with your homemade condensed soup.. or I’ve seen kind of the same thing wih Greek yogurt and chicken stock!

    1. Yes I have made it with my homemade soup. Super yummy. I have not however made it with chicken broth & greek yogurt.

  46. Looks yummy! Have you made this with your homemade condensed soup.. or I’ve seen kind of the same thing wih Greek yogurt and chicken stock!

    1. Yes I have made it with my homemade soup. Super yummy. I have not however made it with chicken broth & greek yogurt.

  47. Hello! What are your thoughts on adding frozen peas to the mix before baking? Excited to try this! Thanks!

    1. They may get mushy because it’s a pretty long cook time. I would add them after it’s done, personally. Hope you love it!

  48. Hello! What are your thoughts on adding frozen peas to the mix before baking? Excited to try this! Thanks!

  49. Hello! What are your thoughts on adding frozen peas to the mix before baking? Excited to try this! Thanks!

    1. They may get mushy because it’s a pretty long cook time. I would add them after it’s done, personally. Hope you love it!

  50. Hello! What are your thoughts on adding frozen peas to the mix before baking? Excited to try this! Thanks!

  51. 5 stars
    You rock my socks. That’s all. This is going to be my meal prep this week, with a salad and veggies. 🙂

  52. 5 stars
    You rock my socks. That’s all. This is going to be my meal prep this week, with a salad and veggies. 🙂

  53. 5 stars
    My family loved this, even my picky 9 year-old. I used brown rice and it turned out great!

  54. 5 stars
    My family loved this, even my picky 9 year-old. I used brown rice and it turned out great!

  55. 5 stars
    My husband LOVED this. In fact, when he tried it, his response was “Holy S***! That is good.” I made it last week for lunches, and he just asked when we can have it again because he can’t stop thinking about it.

  56. 5 stars
    My husband LOVED this. In fact, when he tried it, his response was “Holy S***! That is good.” I made it last week for lunches, and he just asked when we can have it again because he can’t stop thinking about it.

  57. Hi. I bought uncle Ben’s instant rice by mistake. If I use that will the recipe still come out OK?

    1. Some people have used instant rice and said that it turned out just fine, but I have always had a tough time with the instant rice in my personal experience. I hope it works!

  58. Hi. I bought uncle Ben’s instant rice by mistake. If I use that will the recipe still come out OK?

    1. Some people have used instant rice and said that it turned out just fine, but I have always had a tough time with the instant rice in my personal experience. I hope it works!

  59. 4 stars
    Omg! I was so excited to try this but my rice turned out crunchy what on earth did I do wrong?! ‍♀️

      1. I had the same issue. Mine has been in the oven for an hour and a half with tight foil

  60. 4 stars
    Omg! I was so excited to try this but my rice turned out crunchy what on earth did I do wrong?! ‍♀️

      1. I had the same issue. Mine has been in the oven for an hour and a half with tight foil

  61. I’m only cooking for one and thinking about halving this recipe tonight. Have you ever tried? Do you think the cook time would be less? Thanks!

    1. I have not tried halving this recipe. I’m sorry! I do know rice can be a little finicky when not using exact amounts. So I hope it worked out for ya! I do know people have frozen this and enjoyed it reheated. Hope you enjoyed!

  62. I’m only cooking for one and thinking about halving this recipe tonight. Have you ever tried? Do you think the cook time would be less? Thanks!

    1. I have not tried halving this recipe. I’m sorry! I do know rice can be a little finicky when not using exact amounts. So I hope it worked out for ya! I do know people have frozen this and enjoyed it reheated. Hope you enjoyed!

  63. Has anyone tried to convert this to an instant pot recipe? Just wondering if this would be possible! 🙂

    1. I don’t have a instant pot. I’m just not one to have many appliances. I feel like I have seen a couple people do it in the instant pot and had success! Enjoy!

  64. Has anyone tried to convert this to an instant pot recipe? Just wondering if this would be possible! 🙂

    1. I don’t have a instant pot. I’m just not one to have many appliances. I feel like I have seen a couple people do it in the instant pot and had success! Enjoy!

    1. I haven’t tried it with brown rice, but you shouldn’t need to. I’ve seen other people substitute it with different rice. Just to be sure when the hour is up take a tiny spoonful and test it out. If it still seems like it has a bite pop it in for a bit longer. I hope you enjoy!

    1. I haven’t tried it with brown rice, but you shouldn’t need to. I’ve seen other people substitute it with different rice. Just to be sure when the hour is up take a tiny spoonful and test it out. If it still seems like it has a bite pop it in for a bit longer. I hope you enjoy!

  65. I have Lipton Beefy Onion soup mix instead of plain Onion Soup mix. Have you ever used this? Think it will substitute ok?

    1. I’ve never used it in anything. so I can’t say with confidence what it would taste like, but I assume it would taste just fine!

  66. I have Lipton Beefy Onion soup mix instead of plain Onion Soup mix. Have you ever used this? Think it will substitute ok?

    1. I’ve never used it in anything. so I can’t say with confidence what it would taste like, but I assume it would taste just fine!

  67. My family loved this!! And I love that it is ready in an hour!! Can’t wait to try some more recipes! Thanks so much

  68. My family loved this!! And I love that it is ready in an hour!! Can’t wait to try some more recipes! Thanks so much

  69. This is the third recipe that I have tried from your site and I have loved all of them. I wasn’t sure about the onion soup with the chicken, I have only used it in beef recipes, but – wow! It was really good. I am searching the archives for more to try. Thank you!

  70. This is the third recipe that I have tried from your site and I have loved all of them. I wasn’t sure about the onion soup with the chicken, I have only used it in beef recipes, but – wow! It was really good. I am searching the archives for more to try. Thank you!

  71. Hi! Have you ever made this with yellow rice? My husband is a fan of yellow rice so I was hoping I could make it happen. I LOVE all of your recipes! Thanks so much!

  72. Hi! Have you ever made this with yellow rice? My husband is a fan of yellow rice so I was hoping I could make it happen. I LOVE all of your recipes! Thanks so much!

  73. Hi! Have you ever made this with yellow rice? My husband is a fan of yellow rice so I was hoping I could make it happen. I LOVE all of your recipes!

    1. I have not, but other people have tried different types of rices! I’m sure it would taste delicious and as long as you use the same quantities it should bake up the same!

  74. Hi! Have you ever made this with yellow rice? My husband is a fan of yellow rice so I was hoping I could make it happen. I LOVE all of your recipes!

    1. I have not, but other people have tried different types of rices! I’m sure it would taste delicious and as long as you use the same quantities it should bake up the same!

  75. Do you think I could add carrots to the mix before putting it in the oven and have it cook all together? I have a 2 year old and she is super picky when it comes to vegetables, so I have to hide/mix things together. She will not so willingly eat veggies on the side. I might just add some baby spinach at the end and mix until wilted. I cant wait to try this!

  76. Do you think I could add carrots to the mix before putting it in the oven and have it cook all together? I have a 2 year old and she is super picky when it comes to vegetables, so I have to hide/mix things together. She will not so willingly eat veggies on the side. I might just add some baby spinach at the end and mix until wilted. I cant wait to try this!

    1. I have never tried it that way because my guess would be that the chicken would dry out being in the oven for a hour. Baking the chicken along with all the rice and seasoning ensures super moist and flavorful chicken!

    1. I have never tried it that way because my guess would be that the chicken would dry out being in the oven for a hour. Baking the chicken along with all the rice and seasoning ensures super moist and flavorful chicken!

      1. Hi there! You can either use the Recipe Builder on the app and input all ingredients to save or you can do a “quick add” and add it that way!

    1. Hi Ashley! I’ll admit I have not had a chance to test this one in the freezer yet because it goes way too fast in this house. It more than likely will, you may need to add a touch of chicken broth when reheating. I will make a note to freeze a batch super soon!

    1. Hi Ashley! I’ll admit I have not had a chance to test this one in the freezer yet because it goes way too fast in this house. It more than likely will, you may need to add a touch of chicken broth when reheating. I will make a note to freeze a batch super soon!

    1. Thank you! This is a Pioneer Woman casserole dish! Love it! I buy my dishes from anywhere and everyone! I have quite a collection. =)

    1. Thank you! This is a Pioneer Woman casserole dish! Love it! I buy my dishes from anywhere and everyone! I have quite a collection. =)

      1. 5 stars
        Simple ingredients, easy prep, hands-off cooking, and absolutely DELICIOUS. I saw a few other reviews mention variances in the cook time, but ours came out perfect following Star’s directions exactly. The small amount of leftovers we had also warmed up nicely the next day. I’m already being asked when this is showing up on the dinner table again!

  77. This is soooo good!! I follow you on IG which is what led me to your blog, and this is the first recipe I’ve tried of yours. It was fantastic! I tweaked it just a bit with low fat soup instead of fat free, and used boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts. It still worked out to 6 SP for 1/6 of a serving- I ate more though cause it was so darn good! Thanks so much for the recipe. It’ll be a regular in my house!

    1. I’m so happy to see that chicken thighs work out to be the same points! I didn’t even try that because I figured it would be a bit higher, but chicken thighs are what is used in my mom’s original recipe so I am super excited to make this with them next time! So happy you enjoyed it!

  78. This is soooo good!! I follow you on IG which is what led me to your blog, and this is the first recipe I’ve tried of yours. It was fantastic! I tweaked it just a bit with low fat soup instead of fat free, and used boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts. It still worked out to 6 SP for 1/6 of a serving- I ate more though cause it was so darn good! Thanks so much for the recipe. It’ll be a regular in my house!

    1. I’m so happy to see that chicken thighs work out to be the same points! I didn’t even try that because I figured it would be a bit higher, but chicken thighs are what is used in my mom’s original recipe so I am super excited to make this with them next time! So happy you enjoyed it!

  79. I’m getting ready to make this….when I put it in the recipe builder I’m getting 8 smart points per serving at 6 servings, not 6 smart points….

  80. I’m getting ready to make this….when I put it in the recipe builder I’m getting 8 smart points per serving at 6 servings, not 6 smart points….

  81. Hi! I made this and it was super yummy! I follow Points Plus, and when I put in the nutrition stats I come up with 6PP per serving but you have 3. Wondering if I didn’t do it right? Thanks!

    1. I will double check. I might have made a mistake! I’ll get back to ya. I’m happy you enjoyed!

    2. Hi Kylee! I just checked. It’s 6 Points Plus. I must have just simply forgot a number when plugging it in to the points plus calculator! Sorry about that. It’s all fixed now!

      1. No problem, just thought I did it wrong! It was so good, & filling. Thanks!

  82. Hi! I made this and it was super yummy! I follow Points Plus, and when I put in the nutrition stats I come up with 6PP per serving but you have 3. Wondering if I didn’t do it right? Thanks!

    1. I will double check. I might have made a mistake! I’ll get back to ya. I’m happy you enjoyed!

    2. Hi Kylee! I just checked. It’s 6 Points Plus. I must have just simply forgot a number when plugging it in to the points plus calculator! Sorry about that. It’s all fixed now!

      1. No problem, just thought I did it wrong! It was so good, & filling. Thanks!

  83. Do you have printer friendly versions of your recipes? Am I just missing them? Thanks! Can’t wait to try out some of your meals. Just found your. Log through a friend on Instagram.

    1. Hi Nicole! Welcome! Yes, There is a printer friendly version all the way down at the end of my photo step-by step process! I hope you enjoy! Let me know whatcha make! =)

  84. Do you have printer friendly versions of your recipes? Am I just missing them? Thanks! Can’t wait to try out some of your meals. Just found your. Log through a friend on Instagram.

    1. Hi Nicole! Welcome! Yes, There is a printer friendly version all the way down at the end of my photo step-by step process! I hope you enjoy! Let me know whatcha make! =)

  85. How do you think it’ll turn out with a cup of brown rice instead of white? I have that in the pantry! Lol

    1. I’ve seen people make it with brown rice and they said it was great! It might need a few extra minutes so just make sure the rice is tender. =)

  86. How do you think it’ll turn out with a cup of brown rice instead of white? I have that in the pantry! Lol

    1. I’ve seen people make it with brown rice and they said it was great! It might need a few extra minutes so just make sure the rice is tender. =)

  87. This was a hit! We made it on a freezing cold night and it just hits the spot when you need comfort food.

    1. I am so happy you loved this! I couldn’t agree more. This was a meal that I grew up on and it is the definition of comfort to me. AND it’s one of the easiest things to put together when you’ve got a lot of other stuff to do!

  88. This was a hit! We made it on a freezing cold night and it just hits the spot when you need comfort food.

    1. I am so happy you loved this! I couldn’t agree more. This was a meal that I grew up on and it is the definition of comfort to me. AND it’s one of the easiest things to put together when you’ve got a lot of other stuff to do!

  89. Delicious!! Great for weekdays when I don’t feel like cooking because it’s so easy. Another one of our favorites.

    1. I always have the stuff for this on hand because of that exact reason. Some times the day just disappears, but I know this can be made in an hour and completely satisfy all of the hungry bellies! Thanks and I am so happy y’all enjoy!

  90. Delicious!! Great for weekdays when I don’t feel like cooking because it’s so easy. Another one of our favorites.

    1. I always have the stuff for this on hand because of that exact reason. Some times the day just disappears, but I know this can be made in an hour and completely satisfy all of the hungry bellies! Thanks and I am so happy y’all enjoy!

  91. Just made this and it turned out delish! The only thing is my recipe had only 4 cups instead of the 6.
    I followed recipe, will the points be different ???

  92. Just made this and it turned out delish! The only thing is my recipe had only 4 cups instead of the 6.
    I followed recipe, will the points be different ???

  93. This sounds delicious; I am definitely going to give it a try! I am also looking forward to the original recipe for times when I want to splurge. 🙂

    1. Yes! I will for sure be posting the original in a few weeks. It’s honestly not that terrible, it just has the bone in chicken with skin that adds a lot more points! Enjoy!

  94. This sounds delicious; I am definitely going to give it a try! I am also looking forward to the original recipe for times when I want to splurge. 🙂

    1. Yes! I will for sure be posting the original in a few weeks. It’s honestly not that terrible, it just has the bone in chicken with skin that adds a lot more points! Enjoy!

  95. Can’t wait to make this. I think my Mom made the same recipe. The only thing I see different is that you used the 98% fat-free soup in the “lightened up” version. Is that right?

  96. Can’t wait to make this. I think my Mom made the same recipe. The only thing I see different is that you used the 98% fat-free soup in the “lightened up” version. Is that right?

  97. I tried saving this to Pinterest and get the following message:
    Sorry! We blocked this link because it may lead to spam.

    1. Hi Erin. There isn’t any spam linked to my page. I’m working with Pinterest help center now to try to resolve this issue. It happens from time to time with newer blogs. I promise there’s no spam. Hopefully Pinterest will have it resolved. I just had my website verified by them so hopefully soon the rest will be resolved as well. Best, Star

  98. I tried saving this to Pinterest and get the following message:
    Sorry! We blocked this link because it may lead to spam.

    1. Hi Erin. There isn’t any spam linked to my page. I’m working with Pinterest help center now to try to resolve this issue. It happens from time to time with newer blogs. I promise there’s no spam. Hopefully Pinterest will have it resolved. I just had my website verified by them so hopefully soon the rest will be resolved as well. Best, Star

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