Looking for a quick and delicious meal that the whole family will love? Introducing the Rice a Roni Chicken Casserole! This recipe is perfect for busy parents and casserole enthusiasts who want a hearty, comforting dish without spending hours in the kitchen. Let's get started!

rice a roni chicken casserole


Before we begin, gather the following ingredients:

  • 1 box of Rice a Roni (chicken flavor)
  • 2 cups of cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 cup of frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn)
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Rice a Roni

  1. Follow the package directions to cook the Rice a Roni. This usually involves browning the rice and pasta mixture in a bit of butter, then adding water and the seasoning packet. Bring it to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the rice is tender.

Step 2: Cook the Chicken

  1. While the Rice a Roni is cooking, cook your chicken. You can use leftover chicken, or rotisserie chicken, or quickly cook two chicken breasts in a skillet with a bit of oil. Once cooked, shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Step 3: Mix Ingredients Together

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked Rice a Roni, shredded chicken, frozen mixed vegetables, cream of chicken soup, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. If desired, mix in half of the shredded cheddar cheese.

Step 4: Assemble the Casserole

  1. Transfer the mixture to a greased casserole dish.
  2. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese evenly over the top.

Step 5: Bake the Casserole

  1. Place the casserole dish in the preheated oven.
  2. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the casserole is heated through and the top is golden brown.

Serving and Storing Tips


  • Serve the Rice a Roni Chicken Casserole with a side salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley or green onions for a pop of color and added flavor.


  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat individual portions in the microwave or the entire casserole in the oven at 350°F until warm.


  • Add extra veggies like bell peppers or broccoli for more nutrition.
  • Swap out the cheddar cheese for mozzarella or pepper jack for a different flavor profile.


There you have it—a simple, delicious, and satisfying Rice a Roni Chicken Casserole that's sure to become a family favorite. We can't wait for you to try it! Feel free to share your own variations or experiences with this dish in the comments below. Happy cooking!

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