Chicken casserole is a popular baked dish that typically includes chicken, vegetables, a starch like rice or pasta, and a creamy sauce. The ingredients are layered in a baking dish, topped with cheese or breadcrumbs, and then baked in the oven until golden and bubbly.

Chicken Casserole

Recipe by caion
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

Chicken casserole can be made in many different ways, and the ingredients and seasonings can be customized to suit individual tastes. It is a hearty and satisfying meal that is perfect for feeding a family or for meal prepping for the week ahead.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 1 cup chopped carrots

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 tsp dried thyme

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • 4 cups cooked white rice

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large skillet, cook chicken over medium-high heat until browned on all sides. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add mushrooms, onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Cook until vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Sprinkle flour over vegetables and stir to combine. Gradually stir in chicken broth and milk, stirring constantly, until sauce is smooth.
  • Add thyme, salt, and pepper to the sauce and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add chicken and peas to the sauce and stir to combine.
  • In a 9×13 inch baking dish, spread cooked rice evenly on the bottom.
  • Pour chicken mixture over the rice, spreading it evenly.
  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


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