Nanny to Mommy: Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole {Easy Freezer Meal}



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Friday, May 10, 2013

Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole {Easy Freezer Meal}

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

Picture found at Recipes.com. My picture turned out terrible and I didn't realize it until after the fact.


My sister-in-law had her baby on Friday and I have been trying to be a good Aunt and helping her where she needs it. My favorite things for people to come over and help with in those first few weeks were household chores and bringing food, especially since I was nursing.

So I made her one of my favorite dishes that is easy to prepare ahead and freeze for when you need it. This way if someone else had brought her food, she can keep this frozen until she needs it.

Although I used an image from Recipes.com, I have altered this recipe to make it easier and in my Hubby's opinion, taste better. I hope you enjoy!
 
Don't forget to buy your $1.79/lb chicken from Zaycon Foods!

What you need:
1 cup uncooked rice
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup water
2 cups frozen veggies
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - you can also use canned, if you want it shredded in
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese - I like to use mozzarella

What you do:
1 - put chicken on to boil, preheat oven to 375F.
2 - Prepare Rice according to package
3 - stir rice, soup, water, veggies, black pepper, and onion powder in bowl. Pour mixture into shallow baking dish. Top with chicken.
4 - bake for 30 min or until chicken is done.
5 - Top with cheese. I like to put it back in so the cheese gets melted.

Okay I hope you enjoy it! Feel free to pin if you'd like. :D

What were some of your favorite things that people helped you out with when your new bundles arrived?
What are some of your favorite meals?
Do you think this might be something you would try?

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47 comments:

  1. Hey Diana!

    I'm now following your Blog via Bloglovin through the Aloha Friday Blog Hop! I would love for you to check out my blog www.dolly-dowsie.blogspot.ie and follow if you like.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Peace and love from Ireland.
    Fiona
    xo

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  2. Looks delicious Diana and am pinning this one to try!! :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm now following you on Pinterest. I didn't realize I wasn't. :)

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  3. what a great idea! might have to prepare a couple of these for when our little bundle arrives in mid-august! this looks soo good!!

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    1. It is super yummy. You will enjoy! :D

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  4. Hello! I'm a new follower from the blog hop, I would love to have you follow me back!
    www.lookingasuare.blogspot.co.uk

    I am always on the lookout for freezable meals, anything to make life easier! I am going to enjoy reading your future posts. :)

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  5. I want this for dinner tonight. I must try. Grrreeaattt!! now I am hungry.

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  6. This looks yummy! New follower here from the Friday Blog Hop and The Second Thought (http://thesecond-thought.blogspot.com) :)

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  7. Looks yummy! Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday at http://happyandblessedhome.com! Diane

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  8. This looks really delicious! I hope you will stop by my link party and share the recipe. Have a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Mother's Day!

    -Amy
    http://www.thestitchinmommy.com/

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  9. This is perfect! My sister is due any day now and I can make this for her family too. Pinned this. Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday. Sincerely,
    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com

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  10. I love that your recipes are always quick to make and sure to please! I always run out of options when I am baking casseroles for family and friends...definitely adding this to the list! Thanks for sharing at the Friday Follow Along at www.frugalfitfamily.com!

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  11. Thank you for posting this wonderful meal. I am putting together a menu of freezer meals together for the hubby to make while I am away for a week. This would be perfect for him and the kiddos. Question...after you freeze it how would you go about reheating it for a meal (need to thaw or just pop it in the over)??

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    1. Freeze it before you cook it and just pop it in the oven from the freezer. :)

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  12. Awesome! Thank you so much, can't wait to try it!

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  13. At what point do you add the black pepper??

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    1. Thanks for noticing! When you add the onion powder, you also add the black pepper.

      Thanks again!

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  14. Looks so good! I'm trying to get my freezer meals ready before the baby in October! Why do you boil the chicken and then recook it with the whole dish? Could I not boil the chicken and still cook all of it in the same pan after i pull it out of the freezer?

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    1. You could do that as well! It's really up to you. I like to put it all in a dish (chicken already boiled) and give it as a homecoming gift to new parents. That way all they have to do is pop it in the oven.

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  15. How long do you boil the chicken? Making this for dinner tonight.

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    1. Until the chicken is done. :) Usually I cut into it to make sure it is done and mine always takes as long my oven to pre-heat. haha

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  16. looks really good. love freezer meals

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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  17. do you cook the rice before you mix everything in the casserole dish? I'm making this tonight and wasn't sure :)

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    1. You do cook it first, according to package. :)

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  18. I have been craving cheesy cassorols! yum this looks good!

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  19. I was going to freeze & give it to family; any idea at what temp & for how long they should bake it?

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  20. Did u boil the chicken before baking in oven?

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    1. Yes I put it on to boil as I pre-heat the oven.

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  21. Perfect, I cook for my parents and I'm making this today for the first time. Will let you know how it turns out:)

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  22. Perfect, I cook for my parents and I'm making this today for the first time. Will let you know how it turns out:)

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  23. this looks wonderful and i love that it is freezer friendly!

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  24. Should I cook this whole thing first then freeze? Or just prepare it & freeze it raw? Sounds good - thank you!

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  25. What kind of rice did you use? Spanish? Mexican? White? Brown? I'd like to do brown rice but will that compromise the taste?

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    1. I use white, but brown could work too. I would add salt though.

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  26. Mmm what a delicious and comforting. Stopping by from Clever Chicks. Have a great day.

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

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  27. This is awesome and I can't wait to try it! I am always looking for stuff that freezes well for our Mommy meal trains! Thanks!

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  28. I love to find a new recipe and your cheesy Chicken and Rice sounds great, especially to freeze. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  29. Great idea to use this as a freezer meal. We have several ladies due this summer in our neighborhood and I love to help by taking meals

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  30. This looks easy, yummy, and comforting. I love meals with leftovers, so I don't need to think about lunch or dinner the next day. Will try this soon.

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  31. I love simple, but delicious recipes and this looks like one of them! The best thing after I had my first baby was when friends and family brought over food! It helped out so much! ...Can't wait to try this-thank you for sharing! :)

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  32. I'd like to prepare this for the kids, healthy and not too hard to do either

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  33. do I cover the casserole when I cook it?

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  34. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)5/24/2015 01:02:00 AM

    What a great recipe. I have 2 sisters --- 1 is due with her first child on June 10th and the other fell and will now be having surgery on her knee on June 8th so I'm looking for a bunch of make ahead freezer meals. This on will be going on my list to make as I will be making a couple meals for each of them.

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  35. Yum, that looks amazing! Pinning it to try! :) Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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  36. Yummo!! Top anything in cheese and Im totally sold!! This looks amazing!

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Thank you for dropping by! I would love to hear what you thought. :)

Thanks!
♥,
Diana