Your New Go-To: 4 Easy Steps to the Ultimate Chicken Rice casserole

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When you crave comfort food that’s both satisfying and simple to prepare, look no further than the ultimate chicken rice casserole.

This hearty dish combines tender chicken, fluffy rice, and flavorful seasonings in a single baking dish.


Whether you’re feeding a hungry family or hosting a potluck, this recipe will become your go-to favorite.


2 cups cooked chicken (shredded or diced)

1 ½ cups cooked white rice

1 cup frozen peas

1 cup sliced carrots

1 cup diced celery

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper to taste


9×13-inch baking dish

Large mixing bowl

Skillet or sauté pan



Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

In a skillet, sauté the onion and garlic until fragrant.

Add the cooked chicken, peas, carrots, and celery. Stir to combine.

In a large mixing bowl, mix the cooked rice, chicken broth, and half of the shredded cheddar cheese.

Combine the rice mixture with the chicken and vegetable mixture.

Transfer everything to a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.

Top with the remaining shredded cheddar cheese.

Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutritional Facts (per serving):

Calories: 350

Protein: 20g

Carbohydrates: 30g

Fat: 15g

Fiber: 3g

Health Benefits:

Protein Power:

Chicken provides essential amino acids for muscle repair and growth.

Fiber Boost:

Peas and carrots contribute to digestive health.

Vitamins and Minerals:

Celery and onion add vitamins A, C, and K.


Can I use brown rice instead of white rice? 


Adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Can I add other vegetables? 

Yes, feel free to customize with bell peppers, broccoli, or green beans.

Can I make this ahead of time? 


Assemble the casserole and refrigerate until ready to bake.

Can I freeze leftovers? 

Yes, divide into portions and freeze for future meals.

Can I use different cheese varieties? 


Try Monterey Jack or Swiss for a twist.

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