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Sunday Chicken Recipe

Sunday Chicken Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 541 calories, 33 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 1,156 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Reviews for Sunday Chicken

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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!"

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."

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."

Reviewed May. 7, 2012

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

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

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

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"I had but lost this recipe years ago and am thrilled to find it again. Have tried similar variations but this is the best!!! I'm going to make it this weekend. Yum!"

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2010

"My mother-in-law used to make this dish but with the cream of mushroom soup and she added white wine to the dish."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"EXCELLENT RECIPE!!!! I am so impressed with the ease of this recipe. My family loved it! I have 3 sons and a husband with big appetites, so I made a double batch and they ate every bit of it."

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"Actually I make a similar recipe all the time. In fact I'm making it tonight but it doesnt require a cut up chicken. I have used 8 to 10 chicken pieces. I also use liptons onion soup mix sprinkled on top."

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"This has become a standard dish to serve in our household. They all love it."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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