Taste and adjust seasoning. YES – all types of brown rice take CONSIDERABLY longer to cook than white! Let me send you my very best ideas, free printables, inspiration and exclusive content every week! This healthy chicken and rice casserole is one of my older healthy casseroles I gave a makeover. Chicken and rice casserole is a delicious and easy recipe made with a few staples from the pantry. Stir in flour … YAYYYY!!!! Thanks for leaving a review – I really appreciate it 🙂. Strain broth after it … I’m using a dutch oven. Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, salt, thyme … One pan and just 15 minutes of prep time means you can have this cheesy chicken and rice casserole dinner on the table in less than an hour. ★☆ Great idea to sear the chicken – I bet that made it more juicy and flavorful! I would recommend baking the brown rice without the chicken (with the lid on) for an extra 30 minutes or more and see if that reduces the amount of liquid and cooks the brown rice through. Perfect for a rainy day or a tummy ache. Cover with foil and bake for about 45 minutes. Of course! Thank you! The rice was more risotto texture but delicious that way. Melt butter in skillet. This looks like an easy weeknight recipe for my daughter and I. I will try it this week as school is beginning! This is going into our regular rotation! I have NOT done much research on green cookware, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE my AmazonBasics enameled cast iron pan and literally use it every single day. 1 sleeve Ritz style crackers (finely crushed) Joanne – I appreciate your determination!! Pat chicken skin dry. Add in a little seasoning, shredded cheese, and a handful of vegetables for a mouthwatering baked chicken rice casserole the whole family will enjoy. Cover tightly with aluminum foil then bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and chow mein noodles for crunch. Sprinkle about 2/3 of the seasoning on the skin side of the chicken. A Well-Rounded Healthy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole. Just have a dairy free person coming to visit! Remove foil; bake for an additional 30-45 minutes or … Used 3 cups milk totally thawed the chicken and soaked in (hot water w/ 2 chicken boullion cubes seasoned salt pepper and a steak dry rub I like to use). I am so glad that you enjoyed this recipe, Nana! Arrange chicken on top of rice mixture then sprinkle the remaining seasoning combination over the dish. ★☆ The original old family recipe for this casserole called for the sauce to be made from scratch. Add the rice, chicken, and broccoli to a 4-quart baking dish, then pour the sauce over and toss to combine. That’s a great tip! Oh GOOD!! Top with the chicken. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Reduce heat to low and cook the rice and vegetables in the broth for 45 minutes. Another option is to buy a rotisserie chicken. Cover and bake for 40-50 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the chicken is cooked through.Â, Broil on high for 1-2 minutes to get the chicken skins nice and crispy again.Â. ★☆ Your email address will not be published. One pan and just 15 minutes of prep time means you can have this cheesy chicken and rice casserole dinner on the table in less than an hour. Definitely worth a shot. Taste and adjust seasoning. You can safely bake it for at least 40 minutes before giving the rice a quick taste to see if it’s done. Add rice and lower heat to medium low. Place chicken thighs on top of rice mixture. Buying new cookware can definitely be overwhelming!! Heat olive oil a large oven safe saute pan over medium high heat. I have turned it up to 400 with the cover off after 50 minutes of cooking with the cover on.