Sunday Chicken Recipe
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Sunday Chicken Recipe

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This was my mother's favorite recipe for Sunday—hence the name. It makes an excellent recipe for Sunday dinner, because it can be prepared ahead of time and left to bake while you attend church. The leftovers also freeze well.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking rice
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 541 calories, 33g fat (12g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 1156mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine soups, 1/4 cup butter and rice. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with chicken pieces. Drizzle chicken with remaining butter. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika.
  2. Bake, uncovered, 2 hours or until chicken juices run clear and rice is tender. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Sunday Chicken in Reminisce July/August 1991, p35

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"So easy to make, and it tasted great. Pure comfort food! I used a large package of drumsticks so it was ready in about an hour and a half."

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"Great down-home flavor! And so simple for a busy night. This will be one of my favorite go-to recipes. Thanks for sharing!"

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"So simple and delicious. Perfect when you have a busy day."

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

"Easy and delicious. Perfect to put in,the oven before church and return for a great dinner."

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"One of my husband's favorite dishes! And very easy to make!"

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