It is sometimes difficult to create a meal that is both inexpensive and filling. This recipe takes a popular family favorite and creates a more filling meal. Today’s feature is a heartier version of warm cream of chicken and rice soup.
It is a great 15 minute prep-ahead meal that is completely baked in an hour. Learn how to turn a boring can of soup into a gourmet meal that a whole family can enjoy and feel full and satisfied. This recipe features six basic ingredients to create a tasty, warm, and inexpensive meal.
- 1 can Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 3/4 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 2 cups of cornflakes
This meal creates four hearty servings with a total prep and cook time of an hour and 15 minutes.
First, heat a small frying pan with one tablespoon of oil. While oil is heating, cut the boneless chicken into bite-sized pieces. Place chicken bites into the frying pan and brown. For a fuller flavor, add garlic salt to chicken bites before placing in the frying pan
Remove chicken and allow about five minutes to cool. While chicken is cooling, combine soup, water, rice, onion powder, and black pepper in an 8 x 8 casserole dish and stir until well mixed.
In this recipe, I used leftover cooked rice which tasted just as fresh as uncooked rice. Uncooked rice is recommended if no leftover rice is available for less prep and cooking time.
Add chicken to the top of rice and soup mixture. Sprinkle one cup of cornflakes on top of mixture. Cover with foil and cook for 45 minutes.
After 45 minutes of cooking time, remove casserole dish and remove tin foil. Add the remaining cup of cornflakes to the dish and place back in the oven for another 15 minutes without foil.
Casserole will be cooked thoroughly when mixture is bubbling. Remove from oven and sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top of the dish. Serve when cheese has completely melted and enjoy!