160 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 57
  • 4 Rating Star 43
  • 1 Rating Star 20
  • 2 Rating Star 20
  • 3 Rating Star 16
  • 0 Rating Star 4

Looking for a yummy casserole recipe? This old-fashioned chicken and rice main dish is truly comfort food at its best.

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Ingredients

  • 1 10 ounce refrigerated light Alfredo pasta sauce

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 ½ cups cooked white rice or wild rice

  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • ⅓ cup chopped bottled roasted red sweet peppers

  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1/2 tsp. dried basil, crushed

  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl combine pasta sauce and milk. Stir in rice, chicken, peas, sweet peppers, nuts, and basil. Transfer to 1-1/2-quart baking dish.

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  • Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Uncover and stir. Combine bread crumbs and melted butter; sprinkle atop. Bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes more or until heated through and crumbs are golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serves 4.

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Nutrition Facts

456 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 2 g polyunsaturated fat, 3 g monounsaturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 672 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 32 g protein.

Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

02/16/2017
I really enjoyed making this! Instead of green peas, I used sautéed mushrooms & green sweet peppers. Family really loved it!

Most helpful critical review

10/04/2014
Says there are reviews - but none show on most of the recipes! Why not??? I'd like to see what others think of it and/or variations.
160 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 57
  • 4 Rating Star 43
  • 1 Rating Star 20
  • 2 Rating Star 20
  • 3 Rating Star 16
  • 0 Rating Star 4
11/04/2017
I switched up the frozen peas with mixed veggies. The first time I made this recipe, I used 1 cup of bread crumbs. It seemed an excessive amount. I reduced the bread crumbs to 1/2 cup and the butter to 2 Tbsp. and that worked and tasted better. The recipe did taste a little bland, so I added 1/8 tsp. of garlic powder. Still a little bland, so I¿ll have to tweek it again.
02/16/2017
I really enjoyed making this! Instead of green peas, I used sautéed mushrooms & green sweet peppers. Family really loved it!
11/04/2017
I switched up the frozen peas with mixed veggies. The first time I made this recipe, I used 1 cup of bread crumbs. It seemed an excessive amount. I reduced the bread crumbs to 1/2 cup and the butter to 2 Tbsp. and that worked and tasted better. The recipe did taste a little bland, so I added 1/8 tsp. of garlic powder. Still a little bland, so I¿ll have to tweek it again.
02/16/2017
I really enjoyed making this! Instead of green peas, I used sautéed mushrooms & green sweet peppers. Family really loved it!
10/04/2014
Says there are reviews - but none show on most of the recipes! Why not??? I'd like to see what others think of it and/or variations.
10/04/2014
Says there are reviews - but none show on most of the recipes! Why not??? I'd like to see what others think of it and/or variations.