This hearty, easy, homemade chicken and rice casserole is the ultimate in comfort food. I’m excited to bring you this delicious, cozy recipe and talk about the importance of being kind as part of a paid sponsored campaign for National Bullying Prevention Month with Forward Influence.
This simple and easy Chicken Rice Casserole makes an elegant and tasty dinner. Made with onions, carrots, basmati rice, and chicken you won’t believe how delicious this meal is!
If you are looking for a simple, yet delicious and filling chicken dinner, this Chicken Rice Casserole is just what you need. It is made with simple ingredients and no fuss. While the casserole is in the oven, you can make a quick salad and set the table.
I am so eager for you to try this recipe, friend! Let’s just take a moment and discuss the main ingredients.
I recommend using boneless chicken thighs in this Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe. Dark chicken meat is much more tender and succulent, and that is why it works the best here. That said, you can use chicken breast meat, if that’s what you have on hand.
Basmati rice is definitely THE RICE to use for Chicken Rice Casserole. It cooks fast and is not starchy, so you’ll end up with perfectly flaky rice. I don’t suggest using any other kind of rice in this recipe
1 lb. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 cup Basmati rice
3 tbsp. Olive oil
1 Onion medium
2 Carrots medium
2 cups Chicken broth
1 tsp. Favorite Chicken Seasoning* (or to taste)
1 tsp. Salt and pepper, to taste** (or to taste)
Preheat the oven to 450 °F.
In a large skillet, sauté the chopped onion with olive oil over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes. Add the carrots and cook for another 3 minutes.
Add the chicken and season it with salt, pepper, and your favorite chicken seasoning (Mrs. Dash Original Seasoning, Taco Seasoning, Old Bay Seasoning, etc.). Cook the chicken for 5-7 minutes.
Transfer the chicken to a medium casserole dish and add the rice and chicken broth. Stir well.
Cover the casserole with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
* Mrs. Dash Original Seasoning, Taco Seasoning, Old Bay Seasoning, etc. ** Depending on how salty your chicken broth is, you may need more or less salt.