Campbells chicken and rice is one of my go-to chicken casserole recipes for busy weeknights. It assembles in a handful of minutes with no fuss and ingredients straight from the pantry.
It’s one of the easiest chicken and rice recipes I have. One of the best parts is that this Campbells chicken and rice recipe is a one-pan meal!
Like all good chicken recipes, this is a versatile recipe. You can add your own twist on it by adding veggies or cheese. Let’s head to the kitchen and get cooking!
Besides being delish, there are so many fantastic things about this Campbells chicken and rice recipe!
- One pan= easy cleanup
- Assembles in minutes
- Nice big portions
This Campbells chicken and rice casserole recipe couldn’t be easier to make! Here are a few extra tips to make it even easier! A reminder to handle raw chicken appropriately and disinfect hands and cooking utensils properly.
Stirring in the soup – Using a fork or a whisk, I mix just the soup and water together first until the soup is diluted. Then, add the rice and the spices and stir them until they’re well distributed.
The foil – make sure you have a tight seal with the foil. The chicken will put quite a bit of moisture into the mix as it cooks and adds delicious flavor, so make sure you get the foil back on tightly after adding the chicken. Use oven mitts to fold the foil around the hot pan.
Chicken And Rice Casserole Ingredient Notes
Spices – This chicken and rice casserole is not overly spiced. If you want to add a bit of heat, consider some crushed red pepper. A pinch of garlic, cumin, or rosemary are all good options as well.
To store leftovers of this Campbells chicken and rice recipe be sure to use a tightly sealed container. The rice and soup will dry out a bit in the fridge. Add a bit of water or milk to loosen them up as you reheat.
Can You Freeze This?
Campbells chicken and rice will not freeze very well due to texture issues with the rice. It’s so fast to make and tastes so good fresh, there’s no need to bother with freezing it!
If you have a portion of leftovers (and this is a big if!) that you want to freeze, allow it to cool and put it in a well-sealed freezer container. You’ll likely need to add some moisture when you reheat it, and the rice will probably be mushy. However, it’ll still taste yummy.
Make Ahead Tips
This recipe is so quick and easy to make that making ahead is rarely necessary.
How Long Can You Keep This In The Fridge?
According to food handling guidelines, this will keep in the fridge for about 3-4 days.
One of the best things about this Campbells chicken and rice recipe is that it’s very versatile. Here are some ideas!
Can I Add Broccoli?
This recipe is super easy to make into a chicken broccoli casserole by adding broccoli to the soup and rice mixture. You can use either fresh or frozen broccoli. My chicken broccoli rice casserole is very similar with loads of extra creamy sauce!
Can I Use Pasta?
Pasta for rice in this recipe isn’t as easy as a simple swap. You could use pasta cooked to al dente as I do in my chicken spaghetti casserole. If you like creamy chicken alfredo casserole, try my chicken bacon ranch pasta. It uses prepared alfredo sauce and packs in tons of flavor in a cheesy, creamy casserole!
Can I Make This With Biscuits?
There’s nothing more satisfying than a creamy, hot casserole of chicken and biscuits. To add biscuits to this Campbells chicken and rice recipe, you’ll need to pull the casserole 10 minutes into cooking the chicken. Put the canned biscuits on top and return to the oven uncovered.
Bake until the biscuits are brown and the chicken is cooked- about 15 minutes. Another great idea is to make this chicken casserole with ritz crackers. Simply spread crumbled crackers over the top of the chicken to give a bit of crunch to the top!
Can I Make This Recipe With A Mexican Twist?
Add a layer of salsa and Mexican cheese when you add the chicken for an easy Mexican twist on this recipe. It would be like creamy chicken enchiladas without the tortillas. A lot of recipes for sour cream chicken enchiladas start out with very similar ingredients to this recipe.
You could make a chicken taco casserole by stirring in a packet of taco seasoning serving with corn chips.
What Other Chicken And Rice Recipes Can I Make?
Chicken and rice recipes are great family meals. Like instant pot chicken and rice, they’re usually a snap to make. You can even use up leftover rice by making chicken fried rice. My chicken divan is a creamy, hearty chicken casserole that goes perfectly with rice.
Campbells Chicken And Rice
- 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup long grain rice
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 (6-7 ounces) boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In an 11X8 inch baking dish, add soup, water, rice, paprika, and black pepper and stir to combine. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
- Pat chicken breast dry with paper towels and generously season with salt and pepper.
- Remove the baking dish from the oven and carefully remove aluminum foil. Place chicken breast on top of rice. Cover baking dish with foil and return to the oven for 15-20 minutes (depending on the thickness of chicken) or rice is tender and until chicken breasts are cooked through and an instant-read thermometer reads 165 degrees.
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Chicken and rice recipes are perfect for family meals. They’re easy and make plenty to go around. Be sure to add these to your chicken and rice favorites!
- Chicken And Rice Bake – simple, no fuss deliciousness
- Chicken Paella – This Spanish classic is bursting with flavor
- Instant Pot Chicken And Rice Soup – One pot wonder that feeds a crowd
- Cheesy Chicken And Rice Casserole – ooey, gooey, cheesy delight
- Southern Chicken And Rice – just like Grandma used to make
It doesn’t get any easier than this Campbells chicken and rice recipe! It’s family favorite and just makes you feel warm inside and out. I know your family is going to love it. Be sure to let me know how it goes for you in the comments below!