Homey Chicken and Rice Casserole


This tasty and comforting dish is a cinch to throw together, and you'd never suspect that the creaminess comes from reduced-fat ingredients. It lends itself to substitution, so if you're not a fan of certain tastes, you can easily switch to another variety of cream soup and/or use other veggies. I recommend using rotisserie chicken for added convenience.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup rice

  • 1 ¼ cups chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cups sliced white mushrooms

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can fat-free cream of chicken soup

  • 1 cup light sour cream

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt (such as LAWRY'S®)

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup crushed garlic-and-butter flavor croutons


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking dish.

  2. Bring rice and 1 1/4 cup chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir mushrooms and onion in hot oil until mushrooms are soft and onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir chicken, chicken soup, sour cream, milk, 1/2 cup chicken broth, seasoned salt, and black pepper into the mushroom mixture. Reduce heat to low. Add cooked rice to the saucepan; stir until rice is evenly mixed in. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish.

  4. Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes. Top casserole with Cheddar cheese and crushed croutons; bake until top begins to brown, about another 10 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

623 Calories
26g Fat
63g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 623
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 2057mg 89%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 413mg 32%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 413mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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