This comforting dish is easy to prepare, but requires planning ahead for the cooking time. The layered method of assembling the dish allows the rice to absorb the flavors of everything else while staying moist.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Coat chicken with melted butter in a 9x13-inch baking pan; sprinkle both sides of chicken with pepper.

  • Spread cooked rice evenly into a separate 9x13-inch baking pan; sprinkle onion soup mix over rice. Pour 1 1/2 cups water over seasoned rice. Layer onion on rice where the chicken breasts will be placed.

  • Mix cream of chicken soup, sour cream, milk, celery seed, and garlic powder in a bowl. Drop small spoonfuls of half the soup mixture onto rice; lightly spread mixture evenly over rice.

  • Arrange chicken breasts, thickest parts toward the pan's edge, on the prepared onion sections atop the rice. Spoon remaining half of soup mixture over chicken.

  • Mix stuffing mix and 1 cup hot water together in a bowl; spoon stuffing over chicken and rice. Cover pan tightly with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest piece should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

If chicken is frozen, cook for an hour, then raise temperature to 375 degrees F (191 degrees C) and cook for another 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

828 calories; 44.5 g total fat; 161 mg cholesterol; 1751 mg sodium. 69.5 g carbohydrates; 36.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2017
This recipe had all of the comforting carb ingredients I was looking for so I gave it a try. I skipped the step coating chicken in butter and peppercorns and just put the plain chicken on top of the onions. I followed all other directions as given. It was flavorful and comforting - didn't miss the butter or peppercorns at all. I recommend baking at 350 rather than 325 and uncovering the last 10 minutes to let the stuffing get a little crispy. At 325 I had to bake longer than directed. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2017
This recipe had all of the comforting carb ingredients I was looking for so I gave it a try. I skipped the step coating chicken in butter and peppercorns and just put the plain chicken on top of the onions. I followed all other directions as given. It was flavorful and comforting - didn't miss the butter or peppercorns at all. I recommend baking at 350 rather than 325 and uncovering the last 10 minutes to let the stuffing get a little crispy. At 325 I had to bake longer than directed. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2017
This recipe had all of the comforting carb ingredients I was looking for so I gave it a try. I skipped the step coating chicken in butter and peppercorns and just put the plain chicken on top of the onions. I followed all other directions as given. It was flavorful and comforting - didn't miss the butter or peppercorns at all. I recommend baking at 350 rather than 325 and uncovering the last 10 minutes to let the stuffing get a little crispy. At 325 I had to bake longer than directed. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2018
My son (13) and I made this in the kitchen. It turned out well. I think that the suggestion to uncover it for the last 10 minutes was good however I think we went 20 minutes uncovered at 350 for a total of 70 minutes. However for a nice crusty top i think an extra 20 minutes (80 total) would have been best. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2018
I love casseroles and this is very tasty. I followed the advice too to allow it to bake uncovered until the dressing is browned and cubed my chicken breasts instead of layering the breasts whole. Serves many! First chicken with rice recipe that actually had good flavor. Read More