Chicken and Rice Casserole II


Chicken casserole with a rich cheese sauce.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (4 pound) bone-in chicken, cut into pieces

  • 1 onion, quartered

  • 2 stalks celery

  • 2 bay leaves

  • cup butter

  • 8 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms

  • 1 cup cooked white rice

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, boil the chicken with the onion, celery and bay leaves until done. Let chicken cool until you can handle it. Remove chicken meat from the bones and cut into small pieces.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Slowly stir in the cold milk and chicken stock; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in the cheese.

  4. Stir the cooked chicken, rice, and mushrooms into the cheese sauce and season with salt and pepper. Pour mixture into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until mixture is hot and bubbly and beginning to brown on top, about 30 minutes.

Editor's Note:

For speedier prep, use 2 to 4 cups chopped cooked chicken in the casserole, rather than cooking a whole chicken for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

767 Calories
53g Fat
17g Carbs
53g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 767
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 53g 68%
Saturated Fat 21g 107%
Cholesterol 226mg 75%
Sodium 610mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 53g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 315mg 24%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 632mg 13%

* 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.