This Chicken and Rice Casserole was one of the first blog posts I put up back in the days where I was essentially trying to create an online cookbook for myself and my family of favorite recipes. I didn’t even have a photo for it back then!
This recipe is an old family favorite. My mom used to make Chicken and Rice Casserole all the time when I was growing up. In fact, often times if I were sick, it’s one of the recipes I’d ask for. It was kind of like chicken soup in casserole form. Now it’s one that my daughter and I like a lot too. It’s quick and easy to prepare, making it ideal for a busy weeknight dinner.
I remember it being one of the first meals I learned to cook as well. The simplicity of it made it perfect for a young child to learn to make. Once you’ve prepared it a few times, you won’t even need the recipe anymore. It only has a few ingredients and it’s so easy to vary it according to your preferences. Or just to switch things up a bit now and then.
This Chicken and Rice Casserole was even a regular part of our meal rotation for our many family camping trips each summer. It’s perfect for a foil packet dinner! Prepare as instructed but instead of putting in a casserole dish, simply make a packet out of doubled thick aluminum foil. Cook it over your campfire or even on the BBQ. I usually add extra liquid to it when cooking it this way as it tends to dry out a little faster.
Mom’s Chicken and Rice Casserole is such a classic dish – and for good reason! It’s a simple inexpensive way to put together a complete meal for your family. Best of all, it’s delicious.
Check out some more really easy and really yummy family favorite casseroles here –