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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

456 calories; 16 g total fat; 8 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 97 mg cholesterol; 672 mg sodium. 366 mg potassium; 45 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 32 g protein; 1069 IU vitamin a; 40 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 10 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 117 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 222 mg calcium; 4 mg iron;

Reviews (3)

159 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 43
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 20
  • 1 star values: 20
Rating: 5 stars
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.
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2017
I really enjoyed making this! Instead of green peas, I used sautéed mushrooms & green sweet peppers. Family really loved it!
Rating: 3.0 stars
02/17/2020
Was going to make this tonight but when I reread the cooking instructions 30 minutes covered and 25 minutes uncovered seems like a lot of time for precooked chicken and rice?
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Rating: 1.0 stars
01/26/2020
I do not consider this a dump and bake recipe. Many items needed cooked before combining in casserole dish. It took more time than a dump and bake should take. It was dry and did not enjoy the flavor. I think, back to the drawing board, please.
Rating: Unrated
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.