Chicken and Rice Casserole | Kay's Clean Eats (BEST EASY DINNER!)

Chicken and Rice Casserole

This easy Chicken and Rice Casserole is a simple dish that makes the tastiest dinner. This dish is family-friendly and packs a ton of flavor.

This is a great no-fuss meal, serve it with a salad or your favorite veggie side dish and you got yourself a complete meal. The kids absolutely love this Chicken and Rice Casserole! Likely, you have everything on hand to make this delicious meal too! Not to mention this is a extreemly budget-friendly recipe as well!

With a new baby due here any day I am brushing on up on all our quick easy and delicious dinners. Life with a newborn is different day to day, so unless we want take-out all the time, easy, healthy, and quick dinners are a must-have for your recipe box! 

How to make Chicken and Rice Casserole

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet sautè onions, garlic, and carrots for about 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add the chicken in and your seasonings, cook for 5-7 minutes. 
  • Pour in rice and chicken broth, and stir well. 
  • Add 2 tbsp of butter, optional. Then cover the casserole with foil. 
  • Bake for 40 minutes, fluff rice with a fork and enjoy!

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Yield: 6 servings

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Chicken and Rice Casserole

This easy Chicken and Rice Casserole is a simple dish that makes the tastiest dinner. This dish is family-friendly and packs a ton of flavor.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4. Tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil 
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 2 cups jasmine rice, can sub basmati
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp butter, optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat, add avocado oil, carrots, onion, and garlic. Sautè for 3 minutes.
  3. Add in cubed chicken thighs and seasonings. Satuè for 6-7 minutes.
  4. Transfer chicken and veggies to a medium casserole dish. Pour in rice and broth and give it a good stir.
  5. Cover the casserole dish with foil and bake for 40 minutes, fluff rice once finished baking and season with salt and pepper, enjoy!

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