Chicken and Rice Casserole With Cheese

  • Author: Kristen Chidsey
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


This Creamy and Cheesy Chicken and Rice is the ULTIMATE comfort food recipe. Wholesome brown rice, cooked chicken, and lots of cheese all swimming in a decadent, yet healthier sauce. This chicken and rice casserole is one recipe that everyone loves.



  • 4 Tbs butter
  • 1 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a 2 quart or 9×13 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.


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  • Serving Size: 8g
  • Calories: 785
  • Sodium: 911g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 76g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Cholesterol: 67g

Keywords: chicken.cheese