Mmm, the first time I had this Cheesy Chicken & Rice was when my good friend Keri and her husband John invited Steve and me over for dinner. Boy was I impressed! What a simple and delicious meal. It wasn’t too long after I asked for the recipe and now it’s one of our “regular” meals!
Cheesy Chicken & Rice
This delicious Cheesy Chicken & Rice recipe is both simple and tasty. It can also be made in the crock pot for one of those 'set it and forget it' meals.
- 1 can cream of mushroom
- 1 can cream of chicken
- 1 c. sour cream
- 1 c. salsa medium-hot
- 4 chicken breasts whole or diced
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Rice cooked
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Combine the cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, sour cream and salsa.
Place chicken, either whole or diced into a 9x13 baking dish. Cover with soup mixture. Bake for 45 minutes.
Top with cheese, bake for another 15 minutes. Serve on top of rice.
[My 2 Cents]
I'm always looking for a good Crock Pot meal - if you want, you can make this dish in the Crock Pot!
Helpful hint: I tried cooking the chicken ahead of time in the crock pot for a few hours until fully cooked to give the dish a jump start while I was at work. Then when I prepared the sauce I just poured it over the pre-cooked chicken. It turned out so tender and juicy, it was delicious! Also, by using hot salsa it doesn't make the dish spicy, it gives it a great flavor. If you were to use mild because of all the other ingredients it would be flavorless.
Serving suggestion: serve with green salad and biscuits.
Adapted from My friend, Keri
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