Golden Chicken and Rice Casserole!

This is such a simple casserole, but it is so good.  It's also quick to put together after a long day.  It's  a casserole that the kids will actually eat.  For those that don't like peas, you could substitute corn.  Add a salad and bread and dinner is served!   This is what you will need:

1  1/2 cups instant rice
1 1/4  cups water
2 cups cooked chicken, diced
1  (12 oz.) pkg. frozen green peas
1 (10  3/4 oz.)  can cream of chicken soup
1 cup water
1/2 soup can milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. celery salt
2 cups cheesy cracker crumbs  (like Cheez-It crackers)
1/4 cup butter, melted

Place rice in a large skillet with the 1  1/4 cups water and bring to a boil.  Turn heat down and simmer uncovered just until the water is absorbed.   Add the chicken, peas, soup, 1 cup water, 1/2 soup can of milk, salt, pepper, and celery salt.   Mix together just until well blended.   Pour into a 2 quart casserole that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.  Cover and place in a 375 degree oven for 40 minutes.  Uncover and stir after the first 20 minutes of baking.   Cover it back and allow to bake for 20 more minutes for a total of the 40 minutes.

Mix the 2 cups cheesy cracker crumbs with the melted butter and sprinkle evenly over the top.   Return to the oven, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or just until the cheesy cracker topping is slightly browned.


  1. I had a recipe similar to this but I like the idea of cheez-it's for the topping. Will have to give it a try.

  2. Can Ritz crackers be used instead of the Chees-its?

  3. Would rather use broccoli instead of peas or corn....brown rice as well.. :)



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