If you love rice, cream of chicken soup, and biscuits, this is the meal for you. I remember when I was younger and my mother had made something similar to this in a kit. I decided to try to remake it without a kit to how I remember it. It's perfect for those cool rainy days.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Pour just enough water into a large skillet to cover the bottom in a shallow layer; add chicken pieces in a single layer. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Turn heat to medium-high and cook chicken, adding water as needed to keep pan wet, until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 7 to 10 minutes; drain liquid.

  • Stir cooked rice, cooked chicken, cream of chicken soup, milk, and Mexican blend cheese together in a casserole dish. Smooth the top of the mixture with the back of a spoon. Arrange biscuit dough over the bottom layer, breaking dough pieces as needed to get maximum coverage and to avoid overlap.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the biscuit topping is golden brown and the bottom layer is heated through completely, 20 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

680 calories; protein 37.1g 74% DV; carbohydrates 67.5g 22% DV; fat 28.2g 43% DV; cholesterol 95.8mg 32% DV; sodium 1831.7mg 73% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2016
I'm giving this 5 stars, even though I made some tweaks, since my family just finished the whole pan in one night (everyone was still picking at it after dinner). Ok, here's my tweaks. Since just salt and pepper just seemed too bland, I added some onion powder which was just the right touch. Also, since we don't like runny casseroles, I beefed up the rice about a half cup. Lastly, we love cheese so i added quite a bit extra. Last note is that I broke up the biscuit dough into small pieces and scattered them on the top which covered it perfectly. Quick, easy, cheap and goooood. Our new go to comfort food. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2018
It was just okay. Nothing to write home about but a meal the kids will eat that is easy to make. For sure add flavor to suit your likes. Need to cut the flaky biscuits in half or they won t cook throughly. Read More
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68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2016
I'm giving this 5 stars, even though I made some tweaks, since my family just finished the whole pan in one night (everyone was still picking at it after dinner). Ok, here's my tweaks. Since just salt and pepper just seemed too bland, I added some onion powder which was just the right touch. Also, since we don't like runny casseroles, I beefed up the rice about a half cup. Lastly, we love cheese so i added quite a bit extra. Last note is that I broke up the biscuit dough into small pieces and scattered them on the top which covered it perfectly. Quick, easy, cheap and goooood. Our new go to comfort food. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2017
My family really enjoyed this recipe. I made the rice with chicken broth, covered it with foil and baked it until there was 10 minutes left of cooking time. I removed the foil and put the biscuits on top, I then baked it until the biscuits were done. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2015
This was very good and the leftovers were just as tasty as it was fresh from the oven. Super easy to make especially if you have leftover rice and/or chicken. I did have to cover with foil about halfway through so the biscuits wouldn't burn while cooking all the way through. Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2019
This was one of my favorites as a kid and haven’t found one close enough to moms recipe but this is almost there! I did tweak a few things I added one large yellow onion while I was cooking the chicken and seasoned it with pink Himalayan salt pepper and onion powder and a T. Of minced garlic. For the water in the pan I added 2 T of Worcestershire and cooked threw. When I mixed everything in a mixing bowl I added two cups of fiesta cheese and I steered a bag of mixed frozen vegetable and did 1 10oz Can cream of chicken and 1 10oz Can of cream of mushroom just like my mom would do. This made of one killer recipe!!! Will make again and again my family loves this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2015
Excellent. I made my biscuits from scratch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2017
I actually have it in the oven right now. I chopped up some fresh broccoli spears and some celery and added it to the base mixture along with some seasonings. I have it in the oven on 400 for about 30 minutes then I will turn it down and put the biscuit dough on top. Here's what it looks like right now. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2017
Ultimate comfort food! Did make modifications based on scale and personal preferences. Used 2 regular sized cans (couldn't find size called for) of cream of chicken with herbs and one cream of chicken with mushroom (2 would have been better as it was quite runny or decrease milk); increased rice to 1.5 cups raw; increased chicken to 4 big breasts (2.5 pounds total) and cooked with herbs and finished with wine; and used a large thing of biscuits. Would definitely make again but would cover biscuits for first half of cooking as they browned before casserole was sufficiently warmed through. Would also likely change the cheese to maybe swiss or italian blend. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2018
It was just okay. Nothing to write home about but a meal the kids will eat that is easy to make. For sure add flavor to suit your likes. Need to cut the flaky biscuits in half or they won t cook throughly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2016
I added cumin and crushed garlic. I didn't have pre add biscuits so I made my own. Yum!! My oldest who is growing again ate four helpings!! Read More
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