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4.75 from 4 votes

Baked Chicken and Rice with Bacon

Baked Chicken and Rice with Bacon  is wonderfully creamy with lots of bacon flavor. Made with chicken thighs, it is an awesome family meal.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword chicken and rice, chicken casserole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 533kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 slices thin-cut bacon
  • 2 (10.75-ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 small jar sliced mushrooms, drained well optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teapsoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parlsey or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place bacon strips in a single layer in the bottom of a 7x11-inch casserole dish.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together chicken soup, water, mushrooms, garlic salt, paprika, dried basil, and parsley.
  • Place rice in a separate bowl and stir 1 cup of the soup mixture into it. Spread this mixture on top of the bacon.
  • Season the chicken with the seasoned salt, black pepper, and Cajun seasoning.
    Place on top of rice mixture.
  • Pour soup mix on top.
    Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 2 hours 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 533kcal