Baked Chicken With Rice And Cream Of Chicken Soup


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I don’t know about you, but when I sit down to a big family dinner, I want it to be good. I feel like this is one of those dishes that everyone will actually enjoy eating as well as request again and again (and not just because they are hungry).

Creamy French Onion Chicken and Rice Casserole

This chicken and rice casserole is serious comfort food! My whole family loves how flavorful it is, and I love that it’s super simple to throw together for busy nights!

I have this weird new food obsession.

Seriously. Rice.

It seems so random. I mean, I’ve always liked rice just fine, it’s just not something that I ever really craved or cooked, unless it was my Bacon Fried Rice. <— Can never get enough of that one!

Lately, though, I’m obsessed.

I think it has something to do with white rice made in my Instant Pot. It’s the most perfect rice I’ve ever had. Shall I share my recipe sometime?

Anyway, my family is getting sick of plain white rice, so I thought I’d continue my obsession and create something with a little more excitement and flavor.

Enter the casserole – my favorite way to serve dinner. 😉

I’m from the Midwest after all. Casseroles are a requirement around here.

We kept this chicken rice casserole super simple with just 5 ingredients and loads of flavor thanks to the packet of onion soup mix.

Chicken Rice Casserole Ingredient Notes:

ingredients for chicken and rice casserole recipe with labels.

Chicken Tenderloins – We use strips of chicken tenderloins in this recipe, but you can also use chicken breasts that you’ve cut into strips yourself.

Rice – You’ll need long grain white rice. Do not use instant rice. We haven’t tested this recipe with brown rice.

Cream of Chicken Soup – This is going to add lots of creamy chicken flavor to the casserole. If you don’t like the canned stuff, try out my homemade cream of chicken substitute recipe!

Onion Soup Mix – A packet of onion soup mix is just what we need to add that French onion soup flavor to this chicken and rice casserole!

Cheese – I love a cheesy chicken and rice casserole so I top it with plenty of shredded Gruyere cheese! And of course you can add or use any other shredded cheeses you prefer to this recipe.

Seasonings – The onion soup mix adds loads of flavor to this dish, but you can top your chicken with some paprika and garlic powder, if you feel the urge.

What Readers are Saying!

“Just made this recipe, exactly to directions, turned out great, rice is nicely done and sauce is delicious. I did brown for about 5 minutes under the broiler for a little  color. Chicken was nice, not dry. Very easy for a weeknight meal…” – Denise

How to Make Chicken & Rice Casserole:

Mix: First up you’ll need to prepare the rice and soup mixture. While your oven pre-heats go ahead and add the uncooked white rice to a mixing bowl and then pour in the water, dry soup mix, and cream of chicken soup. Stir to combine.

Assemble: When the creamy rice mixture is ready you can pour it into a prepared 9×13 baking dish. Smooth it out evenly in the dish and then you can start adding in the chicken tenderloins. Just place them over the top of the rice mixture and try to keep them from overlapping.

Sometimes we sprinkle the chicken with extra seasoning and sometimes we just let the onion soup mix do the work. You can feel free to get creative or keep it simple.

Bake: Now you can go ahead and cover the dish with foil and let it bake for an hour.

We’re going to turn this into a cheesy chicken casserole by topping it off with a bunch of shredded Gruyere cheese. Once you’ve topped the casserole with the cheese cover it with foil again and return to the oven for another 15 minutes or until the rice is tender and the cheese has melted.

This creamy chicken and rice casserole recipe is a new family favorite. It's total comfort food and is great for chilly nights.


  • My biggest tip to ensure that the recipe is cooked properly is to be sure that the foil is on TIGHT. You need the steam to stay inside the pan to cook that rice properly.
  • Don’t be afraid to let it cook a bit longer if it’s not quite done. The chicken is cooking with the rice, so I know a lot of people are worried it’s going to dry out after being in the oven for so long. But, it’s cooking in that steam and liquid and it really doesn’t dry out. It comes out nice and tender, just the way we like it.
  • This recipe used to call for milk in place of water. It worked well for me and for many other readers, but plenty of people were having a hard time getting the rice to cook through. We’ve swapped the milk for water and think that is a bit more fool proof.


Can I use another type of cheese?

Absolutely! Mozzarella, provolone, Havarti, or Monterey jack would all work well in this chicken and rice casserole.

Can I use frozen chicken?

You’ll want to use thawed or fresh chicken in this recipe.

Can I store this recipe?

Yes, this casserole stores well in both the refrigerator and the freezer. It should last up to 4 days in the fridge and you can re-heat it in the oven or microwave. It should last a few months in the freezer if sealed tightly.

Oven Baked Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

Oven Baked Chicken and Rice Casserole is an easy comfort food main dish. I make this rice dish with fresh bone in chicken parts, cream of chicken or mushroom soup and just a hint of onion powder. This recipe is kid-friendly and so good!

Oven Baked Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

Oven Baked Chicken and Rice Casserole

Is there anything more delicious and comforting for dinner than backed chicken and rice casserole? This recipe is a childhood favorite using my favorite brand of cream of chicken soup. I tossed out the red can many years ago for a nifty box! It has the same time saving benefits but just tastes better! If you just love traditional canned cream of mushroom soup, then heck, go ahead and use it! 

Pick Your Favorite Chicken Pieces

We use bone-in chicken thighs and sometimes legs in our baked chicken and rice casserole. You can use breasts if you like, whatever your preference. 

Family Size Chicken and Rice Casserole

Six good-sized helpings! Our recipe is family sized so you might have leftovers, which is not a bad thing. I don’t mind a nice lunch all ready in the fridge the next day!

Oven Baked Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

One Pan Dinner

Creamy oven baked chicken and rice casserole is a one pan dinner. I don’t know about you, but when I hear one pan, I do a little happy dance.

One Pan Dinner = One Dish To Wash!

Can you hear me sigh a happy sigh? A yummy dinner that you can whip together in once pan, bake, and eat! Then wash that pan and get a little extra family time!

Oven Baked Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

Oven Baked Chicken and Rice Casserole

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Oven Baked Chicken and Rice Casserole is a got to comfort food for fall and winter. Or recipe is kid friendly using ground spices instead of chopped onion and garlic and real organic cream of chicken soup. 

PREP TIME10 minutes

COOK TIME1 hour 30 minutes


TOTAL TIME2 hours 40 minutes


  • Cooking Spray for Pan
  • 3 cups white rice
  • 2 Boxes Cream of Chicken Soup 
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons ground onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 6 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • Chopped Italian Parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray a 9″x13″ pan with olive or canola oil. 
  3. Add rice, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, water and spices. Stir until combined.
  4. Place chicken thighs skin up into rice mixture and brush with melted butter. 
  5. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and a little salt. 
  6. Cover dish with foil and bake one hour. 
  7. Uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until chicken registers at 165° in the thickest part of the largest thigh. 
  8. Remove from oven.
  9. Garnish with freshly chopped Italian parsley. (Optional)


For variation top with shredded mild cheddar at the last 10 minutes of baking and top with thin sliced scallions. 

Chicken and Yellow Rice Casserole

This recipe is definitely a keeper. Chicken and Yellow Rice Casserole is big on taste and very satisfying. It’s a comforting dinner that’s simple to make, and pleasing to your taste buds. Chicken, yellow rice, and cream of mushroom soup. Only 3 main ingredients for this one-pot meal!

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Chicken and Rice Casserole

Yellow Rice is the Best

My family loves rice- yellow rice. We would much rather have the yellow than the white. (I guess you could say we are rice snobs) The yellow is so much more flavorful and savory, and if I am cooking a dish that requires rice, I always try to switch the white for the yellow. Like this rice and corn casserole!

Last night I needed a quick and easy one-pot meal. I was not in the mood to wash a bunch of pots and pans and spend a lot of time cleaning up after supper, so this was the perfect dish to make.

The chicken is tender and juicy, and the rice is loaded with flavor and has a nice creamy sauce. This dish is sure to please your family and have them going back for seconds.

I have been making this Chicken and Yellow Rice Casserole for years, so it is a tried and true recipe. If you have left-overs, they will be great the next day as well. My daughter actually carried some leftovers in her lunch box to school. She just reheated them for a few seconds and had the best lunch at the table. 

What You Will Need For This Casserole

I used 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup because we like mushrooms, but feel free to use cream of celery, or cream of chicken, or just whatever you like best.

We also like chicken thighs. My family prefers dark meat and thighs usually have the best flavor. Again, use whatever chicken pieces you like the best.

Now, on to the rice. Yellow rice is the best! I know I have said this before but its true. It is packed full of flavor and spices and just quite delicious. If you are going to cook a meal with rice, it might as well taste good, right?

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Chicken and Rice Casserole

This casserole is easy to throw together and requires very little prep work. It comes together in 5 minutes or less and bakes on low for 1 1/2 hours. This gives you time to relax before dinner, help the kids with homework, catch up on the never-ending laundry, or just to sit and watch a movie–like that ever happens! 

This casserole would be perfect for weeknight dinners, potlucks, church socials, or dinner with friends or just because you love chicken and rice!

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