Chef Series: Kid’s Cheesy Chicken & Rice Bake

We are so excited to release a classic Dream Dinners meal from the recipe vault!

Enjoy this kid-approved, family favorite any time you want – we are sure it will become a staple in your menu planning. This recipe combines diced chicken, rice, and corn in a delicious cheesy sauce. The kids will love the flavor and you will love how easy it is to make!

Yield: 6-servings

Kid’s Cheesy Chicken & Rice Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked diced chicken
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 3 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 3 cups shredded cheese blend (cheddar or your favorite), divided
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup cream of chicken soup
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp dry ranch powder
  • 2 tsp dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray an 11x7* baking dish with non-stick spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, rice, corn, granulated garlic, and 2 cups of shredded cheese blend with a spatula. Stir well to combine. Pour contents of the bowl into the sprayed baking dish and evenly spread with a spatula.
  3. In another mixing bowl, whisk together water, cream of chicken soup, chili powder, dry ranch powder, and dried parsley. Pour sauce evenly over chicken and rice in baking dish.
  4. Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 50 minutes.
  5. Remove foil from dish and top with the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese blend. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese is completed melted.
  6. Let rest for 5 minutes and serve!

Notes

*If you don’t have an 11x7 baking dish, try a 9x9 pan. Whatever dish you choose should be able to comfortably hold 8 cups of ingredients.

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