Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Comfort Food - Chicken & Rice

One of my mom's favorite dishes when I was growing up was a very simple Baked Chicken & Rice casserole. It's really easy. Anyone can make this. Even my friends who can't cook!


1 cup milk
1 cup water
1 can Cream of Whatever Soup (I prefer mushroom)
2 Cups of rice
Parmesan Cheese (about 1/4 cup)
4 chicken breasts, split open & pounded slightly thin
Salt & Pepper

In a large bowl or measuring glass, mix together the Milk, Water, Soup, and Rice.

Pour the mixture into a 9x13 glass casserole dish. Make sure you spray the dish with non-stick spray or else the rice will stick. Even then, the rice will stick. Be prepared, the rice will stick.

Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top of the soupy mixture. (You can omit this or substitute another grated cheese and/or bread crumbs.)

Layer the chicken breasts on top of the mixture. They might sink into the soupy mixture - that's ok, it gives it more flavor!

Sprinkle with Salt & Pepper, and other spices if you choose. I like adding a little garlic and oregano.
Bake at 350-degrees F for 40 minutes. Check the chicken... it should be done.. if you flattened the breasts. Otherwise keep cooking. Or throw the chicken in the microwave.

Best served with steamed broccoli.

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