So, once in a while I'd like to share any good recipes I have that might help you answer that 5 PM question. Today's recipe is for Chicken and Rice Casserole. I usually have everything to make this already in the house. I love putting it together in the morning, then whatever happens during the day, I know dinner just has to be popped into the oven. I found the original recipe here. In my opinion, the picture shown doesn't look like the finished casserole. Of course, we ate all of ours because it is YUMMY and I didn't take a picture. I halved the recipe because we have a small family and made a few notes. Here's how I made this dish.
CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE
1/2 - 3/4 cup Chopped Onion
1 TBSP Butter
2 cups Cooked Chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
1 1/2 cups Chicken Broth, I made mine with "Better than Bouillon"
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 cup Minute Rice, uncooked
1 can Campbell's Cream of Chicken with Herbs soup
1 tube of Ritz Crackers
1/4 cup Butter
Preheat the oven to 350-degrees. (Unless you're making this ahead of time.) Saute onion in TBSP of butter until transluscent and starting to brown. Mix cooked onion, chicken, chicken broth, sour cream, rice and soup together. Transfer to greased, 9x9-inch, oven-proof dish. Bake for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile crush the Ritz crackers into crumbs. Melt the 1/4 cup butter and mix with the cracker crumbs. Sprinkle over the partially baked casserole and return to oven for another 15 minutes until cracker topping starts to brown.
Let me know if you give this recipe a try or if you have any questions.
Do you have a favorite easy dinner recipe? I'd love to hear about it.