Monday, March 31, 2014

Grandma’s Chicken and Rice Bake

Please see the updated version of this recipe at my new website, Everyday Made Fresh.

Y’all remember the Stouffer’s brand frozen dinners?  They were a staple in our house for a quick week night dinner for as long as I can remember.  
So the frozen version, if you put it in the oven takes forever to bake, so why not just make it from scratch, almost, and make more of it, tastes way better, better for you, and it’s cheaper!
What do you need?
  • 1 box Chicken flavor Rice A Roni {working on recreating this}
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
  • 8oz sour cream
  • 1 cup cream of soup {recipe is coming up, but you can use a can of cream of chicken soup}
  • 1 can French’s fried onion {working on recreating this as well}
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder
What do you do?
  1. Boil your chicken and shred it all up.
  2. Make your Rice A Roni according to the directions on the box.  {I do this in the microwave while I’m working on getting everything else together}
  3. Mix together your rice, chicken, sour cream, cream of soup, and frozen peas and carrots.
  4. Pour the mixture into an 11x7 inch baking dish.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until heated through.
  6. Season generously with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder over the top.  Top with the fried onions and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the onions are brown and crispy.
We eat this at least once every two weeks.  It’s in regular rotation because it’s so easy to throw together on a weeknight and we all enjoy it!

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