Most helpful positive review
This is pretty good, and my family really enjoys it. I've made it several times because it gets rave reviews. However, I gave it four stars instead of five because I made a few changes. I only use two to three chicken breasts and don't make my own homemade broth. I also use two cups of rice (brown rice, which I cooked in store-bought chicken broth instead of adding broth to the mixture), one can of cream of chicken and one of cream of celery, 1/2 tsp of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of dried minced onion instead of the onion powder, and I added about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of chopped broccoli. I also mixed a cup of sharp cheddar in with the rest of the ingredients and then topped the whole thing with another cup of cheddar and the crushed crackers. I skipped adding the butter to the crackers. It turned out pretty darn good, and my whole family enjoyed it. It was also pretty easy to make, and is fairly easy to adjust to suit your tastes so I'd definitely recommend it.Read More
Most helpful critical review
I found this recipe to be somewhat bland and runny. The second time I made it, I added 1/2 cup more rice and a 1/2 cup more homemade chicken stock, changed one can of cream of chicken soup to one can of cream of celery soup, decreased the salt by half but doubled the celery salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder to add flavor. To introduce vegetables into this casserole, add broccoli or peas. HELPFUL HINT: Use rotisserie chicken from your local market on busy nights to speed the process along.Read More
This is pretty good, and my family really enjoys it. I've made it several times because it gets rave reviews. However, I gave it four stars instead of five because I made a few changes. I only use two to three chicken breasts and don't make my own homemade broth. I also use two cups of rice (brown rice, which I cooked in store-bought chicken broth instead of adding broth to the mixture), one can of cream of chicken and one of cream of celery, 1/2 tsp of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of dried minced onion instead of the onion powder, and I added about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of chopped broccoli. I also mixed a cup of sharp cheddar in with the rest of the ingredients and then topped the whole thing with another cup of cheddar and the crushed crackers. I skipped adding the butter to the crackers. It turned out pretty darn good, and my whole family enjoyed it. It was also pretty easy to make, and is fairly easy to adjust to suit your tastes so I'd definitely recommend it.
Really good comfort food. I followed the recipe. I agree with other reviewers that it needs more rice. I was happy that I was able to freeze some of the chicken broth. Way better than canned!
Awesome Casserole. I made this for two different families last week and for ourselves. It got rave reviews, even one 7 year old who doesn't eat anything mixed together! I followed some other reviewers advice and changed it in the following ways: I used 4 boneless skinless breasts and boiled them in plain water. Instead of the homemade broth, I used 1-2 cup chicken broth. I used a Tbsp dried chopped onion instead of onion powder, one can of cream of chicken soup and one can of cream of broccoli. I also added about 2 cups of frozen broccoli florets. I omitted the celery and replaced it with 1/2 tsp celery seed. I varied one batch with jasmine rice instead of plain rice too (it turned out great and gave me an idea for a curry version of this recipe... I will post once I try and figure it out!). This is a great recipe and I will definately make it again, and again (good for potlucks too).
I took the advice of: irenemua. "I use 2 boneless chicken breasts, 1 can or cream of chicken and 1 can or broccoli and cheese condensed soups, no celery salt, and add in a small bag of defrosted frozen broccoli florets. I also just sprinkle Ritz crackers on top without dredging in butter and sprinkle shredded Cheddar into the mixture before baking. Bravo!" And it was REALLY good.
This is absolutely delicious. Everyone I have ever served it to has loved it. I use 2 boneless chicken breasts, 1 can or cream of chicken and 1 can or broccoli and cheese condensed soups, no celery salt, and add in a small bag of defrosted frozen broccoli florets. I also just sprinkle ritz crackers on top without dredging in butter and sprinkle shredded cheddar into the mixture before baking. Bravo!
Absolutely loved it! I did add a second cup of cooked rice and a bit of cheddar cheese on top but other than that, didn't change a thing. Everyone had second helpings - that cracker topping was really good. Not a low fat recipe, but a nice treat every now and then -definitely a keeper!
I found this recipe to be somewhat bland and runny. The second time I made it, I added 1/2 cup more rice and a 1/2 cup more homemade chicken stock, changed one can of cream of chicken soup to one can of cream of celery soup, decreased the salt by half but doubled the celery salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder to add flavor. To introduce vegetables into this casserole, add broccoli or peas. HELPFUL HINT: Use rotisserie chicken from your local market on busy nights to speed the process along.
This recipe was just ok. I will try it again with some modification. I will skip making the stock and just cut up cooked chicken. I will use chicken broth in place of it and cut it down to 1/2c. or less (to runny with 1 c.). It needs some crunch so I will but some celery/onion/almonds to it.
I made this skipping the broth step only because I just don’t have that much time on a weeknight. I just used store bought broth and skinless boneless chicken breast. I cut up and fried the chicken in some olive oil before adding it. I also used one can cream of chicken and one can cream of broccoli cheese (that is what I had). I added two cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. I thought it turned out okay. Then yesterday when I was ready to eat the left overs, I scraped of most of the crackers (so it wouldn’t get too mushy), put it in the microwave warmed it just enough to be able to stir it. I added ¾ a can of mushroom soup, another six oz of sour crm, and about ¼ cup of chicken broth, mixed it all together again and put new crackers on top. I put it back into a smaller casserole dish. And the left overs (about half the 9 X 13) turned out awesome. It was so better then the first day. I will definitely make this again. I plan on making it on the weekend with the homemade broth. But don’t pass this recipe just because of the time to make the homemade broth. It is worth it if you use the store bought broth.
This recipe is delicious! I had a couple of friends over after work so I made this the night before, up to the point where you sprinkle the crackers over it. This is definitely a comfort food dish. My guests loved it and all asked for the recipe. So quick, easy, and yummy - you can't go wrong! Next time I am going to try to make a healthier version, low-fat soups and brown rice.
This is a great recipe! I do recommend using an extra cup of rice, as others have suggested. Also, just hand crush the ritz crackers and it makes a great topping. Can use a can of cream of celery and omit the celery in the beginning.
Yes, I changed this recipe, but it deserves 5 stars. My 18 month old ate 4 helpings and my uber-picky 8 year old actually asked me to make it again! We don't use condensed soups because of the MSG, so I made a roux-based chicken gravy using chicken stock (3 TBS butter, 3 TBS flour, brown then add 2 c good chicken stock). here are all of my changes: meat from a rotisserie chicken, 2 c brown rice, the homemade gravy, 6 oz sour cream, 3/4 tsp onion powder, 3/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper. covered with cheese. I had bread crumbs to use up, so I melted 2 TBS butter, mixed it with 1 c bread crumbs and sprinkled that on top. I have made similar casseroles, but none with sour cream, and that's what makes this amazing. This will be a new staple in our house!
This was pretty good. Followed recipe except I doubled the rice and stirred in shredded cheese throughout as well as on top.
Shared this recipe 7 years ago and my family still loves this dish. From your much appreciated reviews I have followed some of your suggestions and learned to make this better than the original recipe. The amount of cooked rice in the recipe is 3 cups, probably a typo on my part when I posted this one...Sorry! My most recent addition to this dish is sliced water chestnuts. Adds a nice crunch throughout when you cut the slices in half before adding. Love using cheddar cheese on top. The guys in my house must have the cracker topping, too, though. Cooking is all about experimenting. I am so happy you enjoyed mine!
My family LOVED this recipe. I didn't follow it exactly, casseroles are very forgiving making them great even if you don't have all the ingredients, or want/need to substitute something. I did double the rice (I used 1 c. UNCOOKED rice, which would make 2 c. cooked, which I think is what the recipe should be) I cubed the chicken and sauteed with butter and garlic and added a bit more of the seasonings. I divided it among 2 square pyrex glass dishes and froze one. It came out perfect both times (even after freezing). Thank you for such a simple, yet delicious recipe!
Great recipe... Though I did change some stuff. Instead of using Onion and Garlic Powder, I used one small yellow onion and 3 cloves of garlic. I Sauteed those with celery for a few minutes with some Vegetable base and olive oil, then added the chicken etc. Also I used one can of Cream of Chicken and one can of Cream of Mushroom. Like others suggested, I add a cup of cheese to the mix and then added another cup under the Cracker Topping. The stock was really good and easy to make, you have to boil the chicken anyway so why not make it yourself. Oh and definitely double the rice, I couldn't image it being thick enough with only one cup. Great Recipe!
Tasty & easy. I used rotisserie chicken & a cup of store-bought chicken stock, but those were my only substitutions. Will make again!
I thought this recipes was delicious and easy to make. I added fresh mushrooms when I made it. However, next time I'll double the amount of chicken and rice called for and add some broccoli as well.
Bland, but edible. The chicken stock is unecessary and makes the dish too runny. I'd leave it out, double the rice, add a veggie (peas, green beans, or broccoli), and maybe some herbs (basil, rosemary, or marjoram). This isn't bad, really, but it's just a bit "blah".
Very good. I added cooked broccoli and carrot pieces. Instead of Ritz type crackers, I used saltines as that was all I had in the house.
I used 3/4 of a leftover crockpot chicken from earlier in the week. I used chicken flavored bullion for my rice and added onion, garlic and the celery to the rice when cooking. I used chicken stock in place of water (adding it to cream of chicken and cream of broccoli soups) and added 3/4 bag of defrosted frozen broccoli. Added garlic and onion powder, paprika, and lots of black pepper to taste. It was delicious and with the modifications I made there is barely any left for lunches.
My family enjoyed this and it was easy to make. My picky daughter ate her whole helping and requested it again next week! I added one more cup of rice and didn't use butter. To me it was a little bland, so next time I will probably add a can of broccoli cheese soup like other reviewers. After tasting this, that seems like it would be a good addition. I will make this again with that change! :)
I have made this dish several times and it is always a hit. Since I have a family of 4 I use 2 to 3 cups cooked rice and put half in a 9x9 dish to cook and freeze the other half for a quick meal later. Tonight I used fried onions for the topping and it was great. Plus I used one can cream of chicken and one can cream of celery soup. Yumm.
This was the bomb! I made a few modifications, I used one can cream of chicken and one cream of mushroom, I also used 2 c. rice, minced onion garlic salt, pepper and added 2 c. shredded cheddar. for the topping I layered one cup cheese then mixed bread crumbs with butter and sprinkled on top. My kids loved it and my hubby got seconds which he never does!
This was very good but took me way more time than suggested to prepare. I also think it would have benefitted from more rice, and I used a second cup. I would add a third cup next time. I used the 99% fat free soups and it's rich enough without the extra fat. My husband loved it, I liked it, and I probably will not make it again. Too much work for the results.
I thought this tasted very good but it needs more rice. I think 2 cups of rice would be better. I also threw some shredded cheese in mine and it was great!
I added more garlic and some Mrs. Dash original for more flavor. I omitted the butter and just lightly crushed the crackers. This is my second attempt at this recipe. My family and I thought it was much more flavorful than the original. I will definitely make it again and plan to add broccoli next time as many of you have suggested.
Great recipe! I lower the fat in anything I make, so here's what I did with this one: used boneless skinless breasts, fat free sour cream, low-fat/low-sodium cream of chicken & reduced fat Ritz crackers. With these changes I was okay with the butter, because there is no good substitute. I am not a celery fan - so I skipped it. Great!
I definitely say double the rice! Also, I didnt divert from the recipe except for that and I found that it was delicious. Once I realized how much soup mixture there was compared to rice, I used 1/2 the soup mixture one night, refrigerated it then used the other 1/2 at the end of the week with a new batch of rice.
Here's what I did different. I took 1 cup raw rice and cooked it; I think it yields about 2.5-3 cups cooked rice. Set aside. In mixing bowl, I combine 8oz. sour cream, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 can cream of celery soup, 1/2 cup white wine, 1 tbsp. celery SEED, 1 tbsp. onion powder, 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder pepper and some salt. I put the cooked rice into the mixture and I GRILL chicken breasts (with the skin on) - just brush them with olive oil and discard the skin when cooked. Pull apart chicken and add into mixture. Top with 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and crushed Ritz crackers. I use low fat soups and cheese; regular sour cream. Gosh, its the best!!! Family goes crazy over it!
I must admit, when I had mixed everything together and was putting it in the pan to cook -- I did not think it was going to be good. It was way too soupy, and I was already trying to think of an alternate dinner plan. However, the dish surprised me. It was quite tasty. I made it as stated but without the celery.
This is delicious and was quite a hit with my family, although next time I will throw in a vegetable and 2 cups of rice instead of only 1....
What a pleasant surprise! I have to admit that I wasn't quite sure about this, but I served it to my husband and in-laws tonight, and we all had seconds. I used 2 cups of rice (just did an Uncle Ben's Ready Rice whole grain brown and long grain rice,) instead of the chicken soup, I used cream of broccoli, and I used ready-made broth. My only complaint was that it is a bit salty, so I'll try to do a lower sodium soup next time, or I will omit the celery salt. I'll definitely do this again!
Good basic recipe. Nothing fancy, but very filling and comforting. Added 2 c. of broccoli florets for extra flavor & veggies. Thanks DonnaPF1!
My family just can't get enough of this stuff!! My boyfriend - who I've been cooking for, for 7 yrs - has a few favorites of mine... but he could eat this every day if I'd let him. This recipe is yummy and fills you up quickly - it is also great to re-heat the next day (if you have any left).
This was very good. I did make a few modications. I used boneless skinless chicken breast and boiled them. I did not have any canned chicken broth or celery. Boneless breast dont make a good broth so I added celery salt, reg salt, pepper, and chicken bouillon. I used one can of cream of chicken and one cream of celery. Also added a handful of shredded cheddar cheese to mixture and then a layer under the cracker crumbs. Cracker crumbs make this recipe! Next time i will add extra!
This is a very nice and easy recipe that's perfect for those on-the-go evenings. True comfort food. I used "healthy cream of mushroom soup" and also added some parm cheese with the cracker topping. Thank you so much!!
Sorry, we didn't like this at all.
This was delicious! I kept thinking it was going to come out bad because i felt the chicken was not enough and I wondered where the cheese was, but it was perfect. I even used the wrong casserole size and thought it wouldnt cook thoroughly but it did. I omitted the celery salt because I did not have any on hand, but it was still delicious. Will definatly make again with no changes!!!
LOVED this dish! Even though I tweaked the original recipe a bit to satisfy our tastes, that is exactly why I still gave it 5 stars! It is such a great base recipe on its own, but can easily be changed to suit the cook. Here are some of my minor changes: Instead of 2 cans of cream of chicken soup, I used 1 can of that and 1 can of cream of mushroom to keep it from being overpowered by the chicken soup taste. Worked great! I added about 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and one can of chopped green chilis to the mixture before putting the cracker/butter mixture on top to bake - again, small change, but super yummy! I could see adding more veggies as an option, too: sliced carrots, peas or even broccoli would be delish! This is a great new dish to put in any busy familiy's dinner rotation - we loved it!
I cut this to 3 breasts (used allrecipes' calculation adjustments for that), made extra rice, added extra crackers also and added shredded cheese on top--all as several others suggested. Had plenty of flavor. LOVED it!!!
I have to laugh at myself. I made as stated and my first reaction was "this is kind of bland." I was thinking I would rate it 3 stars. I kept wanting more though and ended up having 3 servings! I still think it could use a little more spices or have some veggies added in but it is good comfort food the way it is.
This is an easy casserole to put together. The only change I made was to use cream of celery. I don't care at all for cream of chicken. Next time I make it I will definitely add peas to the casserole.
Very good recipe! I only used one chicken breast because I was only cooking for two. Also, I realized while I was cooking that I forgot sour cream at the supermarket, so I substituted a couple tablespoons of onion and chive cream cheese which thickened up the soup mixture nicely. I mixed in a handful of chopped carrots and broccoli and omitted the butter. You really don't need it. I toasted the cracker crumbs for a couple minutes under the broiler before serving. The title doesn't lie! It was delicious!
Really good, but I too added more rice, chopped green onions and green chilis for a lot more flavor. Easy to make and gets eaten rather quickly!
Good comfy food. Made it with cream of onion. The rice is one cup before cooking the rice.
This wasn't bad. It was a bit too "liquidy" for me at first. Today it is better. I added some fresh chopped onion (just a bit); more celery seed; omitted the celery salt; and used leftover roast chicken from Sam's Club (just chopped it up and didn't bother with the first step of the recipe). Also, my crumb topping was a mixture of generic ritz crackers and a small amount of corn flakes. I also added some fresh shredded parmesan cheese. This wasn't mind boggling but it was decent.
LOVE IT! I added 1 can of drained corn and did add the extra rice as suggested and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt... I cut up celery and onions and cooked them in some butter too before I added them to the casserole. YUMMOOOOO... I loved this recipe.. It was so good. Bet you could add some broccoli to it for something green in it... Let it stand after you cook it for about 10 minutes before serving.
I made this thinking that there would be enough for two nights. My husband loved it so much that I had to make something else the next night. Great dish! * I did add cheddar cheese to mix and topping and about and extra cup of rice.
Simply amazing! The whole family loves it!
This was very good. Made just a few changes. Added a 1/4 cup of onion to chicken mixture. I also added sliced almonds to the mixture. I put a layer of cheese under the cracker mixture. And for a final touch, I added some crushed cheese and garlic croutons to the cracker mixture. Family loved it!
This was delicious!! I'm pregnant so it is very hard for me to find things to fit those unbearable cravings!! I followed the direction except I used cream of mushroom instead and when mixing it i topped it with shredded cheese then crushed crackers then melted butter drizzled on top with a second layer of cheese and crackers. It was absolutely yummmmmmy.
I'm sorry, but I did not care for this. I am an experienced cook and followed the recipe to a T. It tasted like it came from a box -- over processed and fake. I would never make this again.
Just like it's title. Delicious! I would add a bit more rice next time to make it stretch a little further.
I did not care for this.
Kind of bland - would not make this again.
Very good. Will make again. I did make a few changes. I only had enough brown rice for 1/2 c. cooked, so I also made 1 c. whole wheat rotini to thorw in. I added a leftover 1/2 brick of cream cheese, and a 1/2 container of Philadelhia Cooking Creme Savory Garlic flavor. I also, sprinkled a tub of shaved parmesan cheese over the casserole, before adding the cracker topping. Served it with salad and toasted ciabatta rolls. The whole family loved it. A definite keeper!
WOW! TASTY! I loved it! Delicious! Worth the cooking time! I used pearled rice. FANTASTIC!
I used one cup of the homemade broth, and used one cream of chicken and one cream of mushroom. I also used two cups of rice. It was delicious!
I changed up the recipe a little bit, but not too far off and it was absolutely delicious. My son had a friend over for dinner and he had his mom call me to get the recipe because he loved it so much. What I changed: I used store bought broth instead of making my own. I cooked the chicken pieces with some minced garlic, chopped onion, finely chopped celery, fresh broccoli chopped into little pieces, a little oregano, salt and pepper. I left out the garlic and onion powders. I used one can of cream of chicken and one of cream of mushroom. I added a shredded 4 cheese blend to the top of the mixture before I added the crackers. Also, I did not melt a whole stick of butter and mix it with the crackers. I melted a quarter stick of butter and drizzled it on the crackers after I put them on top, before putting in the oven. It really was delicious! It was even good the next day heated up. I will definitely make this again.
I didn't care much for this. I'm wondering if the one cup of cooked rice meant one cup of raw rice because this needed at least 3 cups of cooked rice. I used 2, per other reviews, and it still wasn't enough. It also needed vegetables. The cracker topping didn't work for me.
This was just okay to me. I added cayenne to give it a kick but it still lacked depth of flavor. If you have kids this is probably going to please them but I wouldn't make it again personally.
Delicious and warmed up really well later. Skipped the bone-in chicken and instead just used boneless breasts an it worked fine. Also - used brown rice instead of white and put in 2 cups instead of 1. Skipped the butter and used oyster crackers instead. Also- added in a whole bag of frozen peas and carrots as well as about a cup of chopped celery to add more veggies. delicious!
This was OK. Really bland - my 5 year old was really turned off by it. I'm sure you could spruce it up but I'm rating THIS recipe
Kids loved it. I added more rice, mushrooms and celery and cut back on the sour cream and butter. Also used low fat cream of mush and cream of chicken. Will make again.
Love this casserole...but only gave it a 4 star rating because I do make a couple changes to my taste and then it becomes a 5 star review to me. the things I do different is put a layer of shredded cheese then put the cracker and butter crumb mixture on top...and I add veggies. sometimes broccoli and sometimes kernel corn depending on which veggie I am feeling like. I also do not boil the chicken I just cook the chicken in the oven with chicken broth instead of water in the pan and I use the drippings in place of the broth and if it is still a little to thick I add a little milk.
My whole family liked this recipe. It's easy, budget friendly and a break from our usual routine.
Loved it. I didn't have Cream of Chicken, so I used Cream of Mushroom. Also used real onions rather than the powder. Very delicious.
Really, really excellent casserole. Kids ate it, and 2 year old asked for seconds (never happens!). My husband had thirds, and had to stop himself from going back for more! Made it pretty much as the recipe called, used rotisserie chicken seasoning instead of the individual spices, and added a (drained) can of french cut green beans to sneak some veggies in on the kids. YUMMY!
Good recipe, I made this for company this past weekend. I made a few changes, I used 1 can of cream of chicken, 1 can of broccoli & cheese, added 2 cups of rice and a bag of frozen broccoli as well as added cheddar cheese. It was a bit time consuming, but everyone loved it.
Topped with Irish cheddar and fried onions. This was a great dish. Simple and easy. Also used a whole chicken cooked in celery, onion, and carrot to improve stock.
Delicious! This was very yummy.
Great recipe --I've made it lots of times. Just a few adjustments:1-1/4 cups rice (usually a mix of wild and regular rice) I use 98% fat free cream of chicken soup (actually tastes better with this) Real garlic, celery and onion (to take out the extra salt content. The onion can be dried minced onion). A lot of pepper. Marjoram (just because I like it in everything)
Excellent recipe as written. I did add about a cup of chopped fresh broccoli. Easy and delicious. Thanks DONNAPF1.
Excellent comfort food dinner! I used other user's recommendation to use 2 cups of rice though and feel like an entire stick of butter was not necessary with the cracker topping.
I used leftover chicken and added carrots celery and onions to the cooked rice. I didn't have crackers so I used crushed garlic croutons I mixed with cheddar cheese. Mmmm soo good!
Like many of the reviewers, I tweaked this recipe. Instead of 1 cup of rice, I used 3.5 - 4 cups. I used 4 chicken breasts with skin & bones to make my broth and I had PLENTY of broth left over. I took out one cup for the recipe and used some of the broth to cook my 3.5 - 4 cups of brown rice. I sauteed one onion & 3 ribs of celery in 2 T. butter until tender and added to the casserole. I used one can of low fat cream of chicken & one reg. can cream of onion soup. I topped the casserole with 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese and topped with lightly buttered Ritz cracker crumbs. This is a really good recipe and it invites tweaking to your taste. One nice plus, while it only uses 4 chicken breast halves, even meat lovers won't feel cheated. Making it with four cups of cooked rice made a HUGE 9 x 13 casserole. (About 8 - 10 servings). This would be a great do ahead recipe. Mix it up and bake just before serving!
Wonderful recipe loved it.
My family loved this! I made a lower fat version - used 1 can of regular cream of chicken with 1 can of 98% fat free soup. I also used low fat sour cream. I accidentally left off the butter altogether (meant to use about 1/8 cup, but really didn't even miss it). I used 2 cups of rice as other reviewers had done.
Awesome recipe!!! Great for a huge crowd!!! Delicious!!! I left out the celery and celery salt and didn't use the cracker topping. I tripled the recipe and used a roaster....huge hit!! Thank you!!!
This casserole is pretty good. It's not fantastic, but it is good. I added an extra cup of rice and subbed a can of cream of celery soup for one of the cans of cream of chicken. I also omitted the butter from the crackers--it isn't needed. I added one cup of shredded cheddar. I'm glad I did--it adds a bit of extra flavor. It's a bit on the bland side, but still good. I hope my kids like it as much as I do.
I'm sorry, but I just don't get all the rave reviews. I love all types of chicken and rice dishes and this was too soupy until I read some reviews and decided to add another 3 cups of cooked rice along with 2 cans of Ro-tel tomatoes since I was short on time and on hand ingredients. It was really bland at first not colorful at all. I'll probably end up eating it as will my children since we're not picky eaters, but I'm betting that once my husband gets home he will take one bite and order a pizza.
This is very chicken-y and very soupy even after adding almost 2 cups of brown rice. After I added about 1 tbsp of thyme and a little bit of ground sage the base was much tastier. I made this with precooked chicken breast so I used canned chicken broth. I added 2-3 cups of chopped spinach and also substituted garlic salt for the celery salt and increased the onion powder. Next time I make this I will try leaving out one of the cans of condensed soup or using closer to 3-4 cups of rice.
I love this. Using the stock from cooking the chicken in the casserole is a great idea, and I used two cups of it in which to cook the rice, which enhanced the flavor as well.
This recipe was DELICIOUS. The best casserole I have ever tasted. My husband, who doesn't care for casseroles, DEVOURED it and took some to work. I did change the recipe a little because I didnt have all of the ingredients. I used bread crumbs instead of crackers and I didn't put celery in it either.
The recipe came out kinda watery so less broth might help.
My dad is a chef and I repeatedly lost his recipe for company chicken over several military moves. Too sheepish to ask again, I looked for a replacement. This was close. Very yummy! We leave out the celery and add more rice to stretch it. Total comfort food!
Very good recipe...I added frozen mixed vegetables to the rice the last few minutes it was steaming and topped with french fried onions the last 10 min. Only had 1 can of chicken & herbs and 1 cream of celery so I used those and omitted the celery salt. Figured with all the salty soup, it didn't need any more. I had cooked extra rice so didn't measure it, just added enough to soak up some of the extra soup. Served with ground red pepper. Will make again.
I just made this recipe yesterday for today's potluck. I cut up the chicken into chunks because I was serving it to a group and that works better than whole breasts. This is the third recipe very similar to this that I've tried. The first was way too bland and I've been stepping up the flavors on subsequent efforts. My changes: I used the 3 cups cooked rice that the original submitter said was really needed (later correction), added about 1/8 cup finely minced onion and 1/8 cup chopped red bell pepper, left out the onion powder, used one can celery and one can cream of chicken soup, and added about 2 ounces of green peas. My observations: The peas and bell pepper added to the attractiveness of the dish and I found it much tastier than previous versions. On the downside, I had half of it left and I think it was mostly because it still lacks pizzazz on a potluck table; also, it could have still had more flavor. I think it's worth sticking with, but future tries will include more green peas, slightly cooked carrots, about 1/2 cup finely chopped onion and more bell pepper. Also, my rice was a bit too sticky and I will try to find a rice that stays looser. All in all, I thought it was a good tasting dish and my leftovers won't go to waste, but I want to continue to refine it a bit. Many thanks to the person who submitted it.
Super good, even 4 year old LOVED it! followed reccomendations for cream of broccili and cream of chicken soup. Added cheez-itz to topping. YUM!
This was great! I added some carrots to the chicken and celery and also about 2 cups of rice, next time will go for 3 cups...
This is great comfort food, although I recommend adding grated cheese to the mixture before baking. It made it more kid friendly for my four kids.
used one can of cream of chicken and one of cream of celery, added broccoli, cheddar cheese on top before the topping
Changes to fit my liking: I halved the recipe and just cooked the 2 chicken breasts in a pan, then chopped. I still used 1 cup cooked brown rice, 3/4 cup chicken broth, 1/2 tsp celery seed, 3/4 tsp onion powder, 3/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and I used 3/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs with 1/4 stick of melted butter for the topping. I also threw in half a small bag of frozen mixed veggies.
This is one of my family's new favorite recipes! My husband LOVES it! This recipe is one where anything goes. Have leftover chicken or rice you have to use up? You don't need exact measurements! I've added more or less chicken, rice, celery, sour cream, and/or crackers than the recipe calls for, and it still turns out terrific every time! I've made it for potlucks, company, and just for us, and I've had people begging me for the recipe or asking for more. If you're searching for a fantastic potluck casserole, or a comfort food to prepare for those cold winter nights, this is it!
Great! I added 8 oz sharp cheddar (half on top with the crushed crackers and half mixed into the recipe) and a 22 oz (cooked) bag of frozen broccoli florets. A very versitale recipe. Quick and easy with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.