Friday, February 25, 2011

Chicken & Rice Bake

When I was a little girl I remember my Mee-Mee (grandmother) making a chicken & rice dish that was super creamy and flavorful. At the time I was not a fan of rice but in this dish it was tolerable.
Now fast forward some 20 years later...I'm all grown up and actually like rice.
So, the other day I was hoping to make something that resembled hers and to see if my kids would like it.
I checked the Campbell's recipe site but none of the recipes seemed like the "right" one.
I gave up looking and finally just threw a few things together and this is what I got.
Creamy Chicken & Rice Bake

10 3/4 oz. can cream of onion soup
10 3/4 oz. can cream of chicken soup
2 cups chicken broth (or water)
2 cups white rice
2 pinches of saffron (optional)
1/4 tsp. paprika
salt and pepper to taste
2 - 21/2 lbs. chicken tenderloins or breasts

Place chicken in a greased 13X9 pan.
Combine rest of ingredients in a bowl and then pour over top of the chicken.
Lightly sprinkle a little more paprika, salt and pepper  on the top of the dish.
Cover with foil and bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until chicken is done.

My recipe got a thumbs up from my kids but I still think my Mee-Mee's was way better. 
So, I'm gonna keep on searching and asking around to see if anyone knows what all she put in hers.

Yeah for the weekend!
It's been a really long week and I am so looking forward to catching up on some extra zzzzz's tonight and being able to sleep in tomorrow morning.
No big plans for the weekend, just the usual but that's A OK with me. Maybe I'll get some more of my blocks finished and begin on some new ones.

 Hope you enjoy your weekend!

5 comments:

Carmen C. said...

That looks good! I have a cheesy chicken and rice crockpot recipe I make alot which would be similar, I'll have to post the recipe for it, it's on my menu for this week:)Hope you enjoy the weekend and your chance to sleep in;)

West Side of Straight said...

This looks good and sounds really easy to do. Wish Steve liked chicken and rice-even tho he doesn't, he's going to get this one of these evenings!!!!! Have a great weekend, jo

Mama-Bug said...

This recipe sounds like good comfort food to me. You didn't say how much rice to use in the recipe, hope you'll give us an update on this. It's always nice to sleep in. Enjoy your weekend!

Angela said...

I've made something similar to this except I use cream of mushroom soup. I use either the rice in a bag or make my own and mix in 1 can of cream of mushroom soup and pour over my chicken tenders. Bake at 350 for a half hour. It's good with pork chops too! Hope you can find your grandma's recipe!

Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Angela

Lauren said...

That looks really yummy and is very similar to my nana's version of the same thing, the only real difference is she browns her chicken first. Wonderful dish and my daughter's favorite way to eat rice!

Love your blog!