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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KathyLBJ User ID: 6535720 265816
Reviewed May. 10, 2017

"OMG! This is one of the first recipes I ever collected! I got it from a college roommate, who had recently gotten married. It was 1977. She invited me and my soon-to-be-fianc? over for dinner. We both loved the recipe so she wrote it on an index card and gave it to me. I still have that index card."

Juptr2 User ID: 7341496 221189
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."

cwbuff2 User ID: 5946195 42876
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!"

suefetzer User ID: 7423417 34647
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

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

megnicholl User ID: 1451008 14030
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

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

Saraj2023 User ID: 5254377 44518
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

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

tommypoo User ID: 1263135 41566
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"I've made this so many times I can't even count! easy and pleasing! Sometimes I use chicken breasts instead of bone in chicken."

Timbergurl1 User ID: 4047214 14028
Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"I have a hard to please husband and a two year old. They loved this! My son is more into the rice than the chicken, but this was SO delicious! The only thing I will do next time is season the chicken more, at my husband's request. It's so easy to throw together and so surprisingly good for so few ingredients."

SouthernSweetheart23 User ID: 5838167 41432
Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"It wasn't quite up to my expectations partly because im not a big fan of condensed cream soups"

wombie User ID: 5672227 44513
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"This was so quick and easy to throw together and my family loved it."

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