This delicious 5-Ingredient Chicken and Rice Bake whips up fast using a handful of pantry staples. Everyone will love this simple comfort meal!

We all have those times in life that call for easy meals. Meals that only require simple pantry ingredients and a protein of choice. Sometimes we are asked to share those simple meals with others. This five ingredient–not counting salt & pepper– Chicken and Rice Bake is just that meal!

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Besides making this casserole for my own family, I often bring this dish to new moms after they have come home from the hospital. A fresh side salad or cooked vegetable is the perfect addition to this main dish. Don’t forget a dessert too! Every postpartum mama needs a few cookies in her life!

As you can see from the recipe step photos, I like to involve my kids in the preparation of this easy dinner. Whisking the rice mixture together and using tongs to place the browned chicken on the rice mixture is just the way to involve your kids in the kitchen. I love teaching them how to bless others with the gift of food!

Lastly, this meal lends well to ingredient substitutions too. Frugal moms, don’t make a special trip to the grocery store! Substitute cream of mushroom soup and pork chops in place of the chicken soup and chicken breasts.

5 Ingredient Chicken Bake

The simple ingredients for this rice and chicken bake: rice, chicken breasts, cream of chicken soup and onion dip mix.

Here is what you need:

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup (14.5 oz)
1 soup can of water
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 package dry onion soup mix (1.25 oz)
4 chicken breasts
Salt and pepper

Grease your casserole dish for your rice and chicken bake.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 325F. Grease 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Whisk together the soup and onion mix right in the casserole dish.

Step 2: Add Cream of Chicken soup, soup can of water, rice, and dry onion soup mix packet to greased pan. Whisk ingredients together.

Using a large, greased skillet, brown the chicken breasts.

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Step 3: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray. Add the four chicken breasts when the pan is hot. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brown each side for 1-2 minutes or until the outside has started to brown slightly. You do not want to fully cook the chicken. (Honestly, this step is completely optional, but I prefer to do it because the dish looks more appetizing!)

Transfer the browned chicken breasts into the casserole dish using tongs.

Step 4: Using tongs, place browned chicken breasts on top of rice mixture in greased 9×13 pan.

Cover the chicken and rice casserole with foil and bake.

Step 5: Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 1 ½ hours or until rice is tender and chicken breasts are fully cooked.

This chicken and rice casserole is so delicious and easy. It's a perfect weeknight recipe.

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5 INGREDIENT CHICKEN & RICE BAKE

This chicken recipe is the perfect weeknight meal for the whole family to enjoy. Not to mention the perfect meal to bring to a new mom or share with an elderly neighbor.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 5 Ingredient Chicken and Rice Bake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup 14.5 oz
  • 1 soup can of water
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix 1.25 oz
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add Cream of Chicken soup, soup can of water, rice, and dry onion soup mix packet to greased pan. Whisk ingredients together.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray. Add the four chicken breasts when the pan is hot. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brown each side for 1-2 minutes or until the outside has started to brown slightly. You do not want to fully cook the chicken. (Honestly, this step is completely optional, but I prefer to do it because the dish looks more appetizing!)
  4. Using tongs, place browned chicken breasts on top of rice mixture in greased 9×13 pan.
  5. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 1 ½ hours or until rice is tender and chicken breasts are fully cooked.

Recipe Notes

Preparation time: 5-7 minutes. Cooking time: 60-90 minute(s). Number of servings (yield): 4.

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This delicious 5-Ingredient Chicken and Rice Bake whips up fast using a handful of pantry staples. Everyone will love this simple comfort meal!

Sammi Ricke
Sammi Ricke likes to keep things simple, delicious, and nutritious in her kitchen. She enjoys the challenge of finding unique ways to incorporate “just one more whole food” into every meal while leaving just enough room for life's essentials: chocolate and peanut butter. If you are looking for “healthified” versions of your family’s favorite meals be sure to visit Sammi's HappiHomemade Blog. You can also find her on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook.
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