Creamy Cheesy Chicken and Rice Delight

There’s nothing quite like the comfort of a hearty, cheesy meal, and our Creamy Cheesy Chicken and Rice is the epitome of easy, satisfying comfort food. With just a handful of pantry staples, you can create a dish that’s not only delicious but also a surefire crowd-pleaser.


  • 2 packs Knorr chicken-flavored rice
  • 2 cans of cream of chicken soup
  • 3 uncooked chicken breasts
  • Garlic and onion powder to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Frozen broccoli (if available)
  • Shredded cheese for topping


  1. Prep and Mix:
    • Preheat your oven to 365 degrees. In a baking dish, combine the Knorr chicken-flavored rice, cream of chicken soup, and uncooked chicken breasts.
    • Season generously with garlic and onion powder, salt, and pepper. If you have frozen broccoli, toss it in for an extra burst of color and nutrition.
  2. Bake to Perfection:
    • Bake the dish uncovered in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes. This allows the rice to absorb the flavors, and the chicken to cook through tenderly.
  3. Cheese, Please:
    • After the initial bake, sprinkle a generous amount of your favorite shredded cheese over the top. This could be cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend for an extra flavor kick.
    • Return the dish to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and develops a golden-brown crust.
  4. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Carefully take the dish out of the oven, allowing it to cool for a few minutes. The cheesy aroma is irresistible!
    • Serve generous portions of this creamy, cheesy goodness on plates, and watch as everyone’s faces light up with delight.

Tips for Extra Flavor:

  • If you want to add a subtle kick, consider incorporating a pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of your favorite hot sauce into the seasoning mix.
  • For a beautiful presentation and an extra layer of flavor, sprinkle fresh chopped parsley or chives over the dish just before serving.

Why We Love It: Creamy, cheesy, and comforting, this dish is a testament to the magic that happens when simple ingredients come together. It’s not just a meal; it’s a culinary hug that brings warmth to the table.

Here are some secrets to achieving the perfect Creamy Cheesy Chicken and Rice Delight

  1. Marinate the Chicken: Consider marinating the chicken breasts for a short time before incorporating them into the dish. A simple marinade with olive oil, garlic, and a hint of lemon juice can add depth of flavor.
  2. Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup: If you have the time, try making your cream of chicken soup from scratch. It can elevate the overall taste of the dish, and you can control the ingredients and seasonings.
  3. Sauté Aromatics: Sauté finely chopped onions and garlic in a bit of butter before adding them to the dish. This step adds a savory base and enhances the overall flavor profile.
  4. Cheese Blend: Experiment with a blend of cheeses for the topping. Combine sharp cheddar, mozzarella, and Parmesan for a complex and rich cheesy flavor.
  5. Fresh Herbs: Add a burst of freshness by sprinkling some fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, or parsley over the dish just before serving. Fresh herbs contribute a vibrant and aromatic element.
  6. Broil for a Crispy Top: After melting the cheese, consider placing the dish under the broiler for a couple of minutes to achieve a golden-brown, slightly crispy cheese layer on top.
  7. Adjust the Seasoning: Taste the dish before the final bake and adjust the seasoning as needed. Sometimes, a little extra salt, pepper, or a dash of your favorite spice can make a significant difference.
  8. Chicken Broth Infusion: If the dish seems a bit dry during baking, add a splash of chicken broth. This not only prevents the rice from drying out but also infuses the dish with additional chicken flavor.
  9. Rest Before Serving: Allow the dish to rest for a few minutes after taking it out of the oven. This helps the flavors meld and allows the cheese to set, making it easier to serve.
  10. Garnish Creatively: Sprinkle additional cheese, a pinch of smoked paprika, or even some crushed crackers on top before serving for added visual appeal and texture.

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