Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe
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Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

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Everyone loves this casserole because it's a tasty combination of hearty and crunchy ingredients mixed in a creamy sauce. It's a time-tested classic. —Myrtle Matthews, Marietta, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 4 cups cooked white rice or a combination of wild and white rice
  • 4 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups crushed potato chips
  • Paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 439 calories, 26g fat (5g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 804mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, combine first seven ingredients. In a large bowl, combine soups, mayonnaise, lemon juice and salt. Pour over chicken mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Sprinkle with potato chips and paprika. Bake 1 hour or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chicken and Rice Casserole in Reminisce Spring 1991, p31

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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szhenson User ID: 3372515 252864
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2016

"family favorite and feeds a hoard, Good too with broccoli vs peas and 1 tsp cumin mixed with soups, whole new taste. I layer mine, chicken, broccoli, rice and spread soup over top. Can't beat this recipe."

leeart User ID: 2566328 250666
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2016

"Prepared this dish with a few changes and it was great. Saute onion, celery, red bell pepper, and garlic in olive oil, then reduced down white wine and chicken broth. Season to taste with salt, etc. Stir soy sauce into soup mixture and finish the recipe as directed. Very good."

palmki User ID: 5282673 42313
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"Made this for my Mom. We loved the crunch. Great recipe"

snmhayden User ID: 1021403 41686
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"This dish was bland. Needed a lot more seasoning. It would be much better with the right spices."

aflitter User ID: 4499656 34650
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2009

"My five guests enjoyed this very much and I am already making it week after the first time I made it. Delicious and easy."

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