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Creamy-Chicken-and-Rice-Casserole

Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole

This classic Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole is so easy to put together! Delicious and satisfying comfort food at it's finest.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 cup cooked and shredded chicken
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

For The Crunchy Topping

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400ºF and spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a bowl combine the chicken, rice, cream of chicken, cream of celery, onion, celery, heavy whipping cream, salt, and pepper. Pour into the dish
  • In a small bowl combine the cheese, breadcrumbs, melted butter, and thyme. Sprinkle over the chicken mixture and bake until golden brown and heated through, about 35 minutes.

Notes

This is a great way to use up leftovers from the night before.
You can substitute the heavy cream for plain greek yogurt.

Perfect Pairing

Serve this classic Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole with a Frio River Cocktail.