Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole With Italian Dressing

Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole With Italian Dressing

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 80 mins
Total: 95 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
396 Calories
24g Fat
10g Carbs
36g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Sodium 763mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 460mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 cup long grain rice

  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 envelope Good Seasons Italian dressing mix

  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken legs and thighs

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole With Italian Dressing ingredients

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  2. Butter a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan or a 2 1/2 to 3-quart casserole. Heat the oven to 350 F.

    butter a baking pan

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  3. Wash and drain the rice. Spread in the prepared baking dish.

    rice in a baking pan

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  4. Mix soup, Italian dressing mix, and broth. Stir the soup mixture into the rice.

    Mix soup, Italian dressing mix, and broth together in bowl

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  5. Place the chicken on the rice mixture (skin side up) and season with salt and pepper.

    Place the chicken on the rice mixture

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  6. Cover the baking dish tightly with foil and cook for 1 hour.

    Cover the baking dish tightly with foil and cook

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  7. Uncover and cook for 20 minutes longer; until most of the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. The minimum safe temperature for chicken is 165 F.

    bake the chicken in a baking pan

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

    Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole With Italian Dressing in a baking pan

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Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.