Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole

This Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole is a crowd-pleaser that’s ready in 20 minutes, or less! Use our Minute® Instant White Rice to cut down on cook time.

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Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4-6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped (optional)
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp garlic and herb seasoning
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) Cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (optional)


  • From a casual dinner to your next group event, make any occasion complete with this Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe made with Minute® Instant White Rice.

    Step 1

  • Heat butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add bell peppers and jalapeño pepper, if using, and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until starting to soften.

    Step 2

  • Add the chicken, broth and seasoning and bring to a boil.

    Step 3

  • Add the rice and stir to combine. Cover, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Add the cheeses and stir until evenly melted. Season with salt and black pepper, if using.

    Recipe Tips

    For a hit of healthy whole grains, try this recipe with Minute® Instant Brown Rice. Simply simmer for 10 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed, in Step 3.

One-Pot Wonder!

This simple dish has all of the comforting flavors and warmth of a casserole, and is ready in just 20 minutes — with no baking required! A one-pot casserole, this dish is hassle-free and requires little clean-up so you can relax around the table or get back to your to-do list.

With grains and protein, the combination in this no-bake main dish is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or to prep for lunches throughout the week. If you have sensitive eaters, leave out the hot jalapeño peppers and toss in other vegetables, such as broccoli or corn. Craving more chicken and rice options? Our 15-Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner is a crowd pleaser you won’t want to miss!

Looking for a recipe that is even quicker and easier to make? Prepared in the microwave, we recommend you give this Microwave Egg Fried Rice recipe a try – it might be just the mealtime solution you’ve been looking for!

Layers of Flavor

With peppers sautéed in warm butter, chicken, seasoning and broth, it’s no wonder this dish is full of appealing flavors. The Minute® Instant White Rice cooks in the concentrated sauce, absorbing the savory goodness. With cheese added in, this dish turns out perfectly creamy and delectable! Serve in a casserole dish or on a serving plate and watch it disappear in minutes.

If you are looking for a vegetarian dinner option, try our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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