Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cheesy Chicken and Rice

I got this recipe on Jamie Cooks it Up.  It's easy and yummy.  It makes a big full pan of food, so half it if you don't need that much.  Rice doesn't usually freeze very well.  Okay, I'm going to be honest.  It was good, but I really didn't think the Rice a roni added a thing.  It was supposed to be wild rice, but it just seemed like white rice to me.  I think next time I make it, I'll just use 2 cups of white rice(total), and add 2 T. of better than bouillon and some parsley.  It would cheaper.   But the Rice a Roni is more convenient.  So you choose.

Cheesy Chicken and Rice
1 cup white rice
2 boxes Long Grain and Wild Rice  Rice a Roni  OR 1 more cup white rice
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cans cream of chicken soup
2 cups milk
2 cups boiling water 
Packets from the Rice a Roni OR 2 T. better than bouillon and a sprinkle of parsley)
2 cups grated cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
3 T. butter
3-4 chicken breasts, cut up

Spray well a 13x9 pan.  Put the rices in the pan (rice a roni and the white rice)  Add the onion, soups, and milk.  Mix well.  Boil water in the microwave and put in the seasoning packets from the rice a roni and the butter.  Pour mixture over the rice.  Add the 1 1/2 cups of cheese, salt, and pepper.  Mix it all up together.  Put in the chicken(uncooked) and combine.  Sprinkle  the remaining cheese over the top and cover tightly with foil.  Bake at 400 for an hour.  Remove the foil and bake another 30 minutes or until the top is brown and bubbly.  

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