Creamy and Cheesy Chicken and Rice

An easy chicken and rice casserole perfect for your family. 
4.75 from 24 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamy Cheesy Chicken and Rice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 485kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbs butter
  • 2 Tbs fresh minced garlic
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 4 cups steamed brown rice 4 cups AFTER cooking This is 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup white wine or additional chicken stock
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Top with 1 1/2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese optional
  • 1 Tbs fresh chopped thyme optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a 2 quart or 9x13 baking sheet. 
  • Melt butter into a medium saucepan over medium high heat. 
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. 
  • Whisk in flour, chopped thyme, salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute to cook off raw flour taste.
  • Slowly pour in wine and chicken broth whisking continuously. Whisk until thick and nearly boiling.
  • Stir in cheese until melted then stir in cooked rice and chicken. 
  • Transfer to a 9×13 inch baking dish. Top with additional cheddar cheese, if desired, and bake for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted through. 
Nutrition Facts
Creamy and Cheesy Chicken and Rice
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 485 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 911mg40%
Potassium 355mg10%
Carbohydrates 76g25%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 382mg38%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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