Monday, August 18, 2008


This recipe is SOOOO easy. And easily a favorite in my house.

What is really great about this is that you can start it before church and it will be ready when you get back. MOST people enjoy this.

Here is a history behind this:

WAY back in the day (DH and I had only been married a few months) we had gone back to our home town to visit family. My parents were out of town, but we stayed with his folks, visited my grandparents, and any friends that couldn't seem to find the ONE ROAD OUT OF TOWN (but I digress).

Anyway, we got into town on Friday evening. Visited. Woke up Saturday morning and discussed what time we would get up and get ready for church when my DMIL ("dear mother-in-law" for those who are challenged in the acronyms of message board land) announced for all to hear: myself, my hubby, my DMIL, DFIL, DH's grandfather and DH's sister that, "Guess what? We think ~LL~ will make Sunday lunch for the family."


I didn't cook then. I BARELY did Hamburger Helper....not because of a love of the product, but hunger is a very motivating thing. I was near tears. I hid in a room and called my mother. It was a desperate plea really, to give me an exit strategy.

What she did give me was this recipe. I served it with salad and rolls and the whole family was satisfied....and convinced the I would not kill DH...nor starve him.


Chicken and Rice Casserole


1 stick butter, melted
1 cup white rice
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can water
6 chicken breasts

Melt stick of butter in a 9 x 13 casserole.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together the rice, all the soups and water. Stir well so the lumps of rice and/or soup will be broken up.

Pour soup mixture over butter.

Lay chicken on top of rice. Season (if desired).

Cover with foil.

Bake at 250 for 4 hours OR 350 for 2 hours.


Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

That is easy and sounds so yummy. Thanks. Love the story that goes with this recipe.

Anonymous said...

I made your sopapilla dish it was delicious and a huge hit.

Tomorrow is Triple bday at our house so...I have no time to be blog reading, yet here I sit looking to be tempted!


Deanna said...

This is the ultimate in comfort food. My Mom made this all the time growing up. So much so that I got burned out on it. It wasn't until I grew up and moved out on my own that I actually craved it!

A happy heart at home said...

This recipe looks easy enough for even me to make! Would that be 2 hours at 350?


Mommy Spice said...

I am sooo gonna do this one. I've done chicken and rice, but not quite like that. Thanks!!

momto3_jjj said...

YUMMY!!! You already know how much I love this recipe!

Lana said...

easy and good! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

LOL you're not going to believe this but hubby & I were jsut reflecting back on old recipes we use to make & tryign to remember how we made them & ths was one of them LOL yeasr ago one of the ladies at work gave us all this recipe & we all said humm no way rice will get done in the oven you have to boil it LOL, we all went by the store after work for all the ingredients & went home & made it for supper, that spun off a long trail of cooking what we called" thats' not possiable" recipes lol thanks for the recipe & bring back floods of wonderful memories