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5 Ingredient Chicken Bake | One Dish Chicken Recipe | 5 Ingredients or Less | Food Made Simple | Main Course Meat | Chicken Recipe

This is a guest post from Sammi of Grounded & Surrounded

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!

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!

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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.

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.

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.

 

 

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.

Blogger Sammi Ricke the author of this recipe. 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 Grounded & Surrounded Blog. You can also find her on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook.

5 Ingredient Chicken Bake: Easy 5 Ingredient Casserole Recipe

22 Comments

  1. September 14 at 07:47AM

    I love how easy and simple this mean is to make! The longest thing to work on is waiting for the meal to be cooked. It’s amazing how many delicious meals that can be made from chicken and rice. And should this meal have any leftovers, take the meal and wrap it up in a soft tortilla shell and you now have an easy wrap!

    • September 14 at 03:17PM

      I LOVE your idea to use the leftovers in a wrap. Genius! Thanks for sharing that with us, Micah!

  2. Lisa
    September 14 at 09:01AM

    What on earth is the sugar for?

    • September 14 at 03:19PM

      Oh goodness, Lisa! Thanks for pointing that out. We just fixed the recipe to eliminate the sugar. That was an oversight 😉 I hope you enjoy this recipe…even without the sugar 😉

  3. Dona
    September 15 at 07:02AM

    Can you use brown rice instead?

    • September 15 at 02:31PM

      Hi Dona,

      I have not used brown rice in this recipe. However, I do know that brown rice requires a higher ratio of water to rice and more time to cook. If you do try it, please let me know how it turns out! I hope you enjoy this recipe 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    September 16 at 10:03AM

    A cooking novice… Is this Minute rice or something else?

    • September 28 at 08:17PM

      I use long grain white rice. I hope you enjoy it!

  5. September 22 at 09:41PM

    Oh wow! Looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • September 28 at 08:18PM

      Thank you! It really is a delicious recipe. My kids just asked for it again this week! Ha!

      • September 28 at 09:58PM

        I managed to make it and my family loved it! Like you said, they have been asking for it again ever since I made it last weekends. This time, I’m going to bake a bigger portion 😀

        • September 28 at 10:34PM

          Double the recipe! I love it! Thanks for telling me how much you all liked it. You made my day!

  6. September 27 at 10:35AM

    Love the worry free toss in the oven simplicity of this recipe!
    Thanks!
    Michelle

    • September 28 at 08:18PM

      Oh me too, Michelle! It is such a simple meal yet tastes like a million bucks!

  7. Lisa
    October 2 at 06:39PM

    I’ve used brown basmati brown rice with the same ratio and cook length and it turned out perfect! Not sure if regular brown rice would work the same but I would think so.

    • October 25 at 03:36PM

      Thanks for the tip, Lisa! I hope you enjoy this rice recipe 🙂 Happy cooking!

  8. This looks so good! And SO easy to make, which makes it perfect for this house. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Maria
    January 28 at 06:53PM

    Would this make a good freezer meal?

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