Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole with Italian Dressing

easy chicken and rice bake with italian dressing
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    95 min

This chicken and rice bake is a snap to make with Italian dressing mix and condensed soup. This casserole is an easy, popular recipe for chicken breasts.

The easy preparation leaves you free to do other things while the chicken bakes.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, or cream of mushroom
  • 1 envelope Good Seasons Italian dressing mix
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water or chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 pounds cut-up chicken or bone-in chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It

  • Wash and drain rice. Spread in a 9-by-13-inch baking pan or shallow 3-quart casserole.

  • Mix soup, Italian dressing mix and water. Stir the soup mixture into the rice.

  • Lay chicken, skin side up, on top of rice mixture; season with salt and pepper.

  • Cover the baking dish tightly with foil and cook for 1 hour at 350°.

  • Uncover and cook for 20 minutes longer; until most of the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

  • If desired, put the casserole under the broiler for a few seconds to brown chicken.

  • Serves 6 to 8.

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