Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Crack Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

Jan 4, 2012

Crack Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

Dinner doesn't get much better than this delicious comfort food casserole! It's packed with carrots, green pepper and onion and uses easy ingredients like leftover rotisserie chicken, rice a roni and cream of chicken soup!

Crack Chicken and Rice Casserole



Crack Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! Dinner doesn't get much better than this delicious comfort food casserole! It's packed with carrots, green pepper and onion and uses easy ingredients like leftover rotisserie chicken, rice a roni and cream of chicken soup!



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Casseroles are the ultimate comfort food. They remind me so much of my childhood.


Growing up in Minnesota, we often referred to them as hotdish. This term is still popular here in the midwest and means a dish baked in one pan, served hot.



Makes complete sense to me. Let's just keep it simple, right? I'll share some of my favorite hotdish and casserole recipes below, but for now, let's chat about today's recipe.



Crack Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! Dinner doesn't get much better than this delicious comfort food casserole! It's packed with carrots, green pepper and onion and uses easy ingredients like leftover rotisserie chicken, rice a roni and cream of chicken soup!


The name of this recipe is very fitting. Once you take a bite, you'll want more and more.

I invited a friend of mine over for dinner, she loved it and took leftovers home with her. I also brought leftovers to work, and my co-worker went crazy and wanted to go home and make it for her family right away.






I'm not usually a fan of using cream soups and boxed meals, but sometimes, for comfort foods sake, you just have to use them.


This recipe takes less than an hour from start to finish, making it totally doable for a weeknight dinner, especially if you use leftover rotisserie chicken.




Crack Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! Dinner doesn't get much better than this delicious comfort food casserole! It's packed with carrots, green pepper and onion and uses easy ingredients like leftover rotisserie chicken, rice a roni and cream of chicken soup!


The leftovers are just as good too making it great for lunch throughout the week!

We also love adding other vegetables and switching it up depending on what's in the fridge or freezer. 

Substitute peas for carrots, add some garlic, celery for the green pepper etc! 





It's so easy to make it different, but still the same simple recipe. We also love trying different flavors of rice a roni instead of chicken.

I love that this recipe is affordable too! We buy our rotisserie chicken at Sam's Club, and use it for different recipes all the time.

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Crack Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! Dinner doesn't get much better than this delicious comfort food casserole! It's packed with carrots, green pepper and onion and uses easy ingredients like leftover rotisserie chicken, rice a roni and cream of chicken soup!


I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did! 


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Crack Chicken and Rice Casserole

Yield: 6 servings
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ingredients:

  • 1- 6.9 ounce box chicken rice a roni or any boxed rice and pasta mix
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1- 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Cook the rice a roni according to package directions, adding the carrots, green pepper and onion in the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  3. Stir in the cream soup, sour cream, chicken breast and black pepper. Remove from heat.
  4. Spread the rice mixture evenly in the baking dish. Cover with cheese. 
  5. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes then serve!
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Crack Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! Dinner doesn't get much better than this delicious comfort food casserole! It's packed with carrots, green pepper and onion and uses easy ingredients like leftover rotisserie chicken, rice a roni and cream of chicken soup!


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8 comments:

  1. I have been making a recipe very similar to this for years, but have never added sour cream, so will definitely be giving this a try.

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    1. I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I've never done any freezer cooking before, but it seems like it might work! Let me know if you try it! :)

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    2. My boyfriend took some of this to work. It smelled so good, that everyone gathered around to take a bite! They all wanted the recipe. Thank you for this awesome recipe Sheena!

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    3. I'm making it again tonight. May need a double batch for all the coworkers!

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    4. You're SO welcome, Kim! It's been so long since I've made this and kind of forgot about it until you commented! Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know :)

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  3. To make healthier, could the sour cream be substituted with Greek yogurt?

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