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Granny's Chicken and Rice Casserole

Chicken and rice casserole is the ultimate southern recipe- straight from Granny’s kitchen!  Tender shredded chicken, rice, and cream of mushroom gives this dish a hearty home cookin’ feel.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, chicken and rice casserole, chicken casserole
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 406 kcal



  1. Lightly grease a large oven safe pan on the bottom and sides with your preferred cooking oil.

    A cast iron pan is greased and prepared for cooking.
  2. Place the chicken thighs in the pan, then season them with the seasoning salt, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

    Chicken thighs are placed in the cast iron pan and seasoned.
  3. Pour the rice and parmesan cheese on top of the chicken thighs.

    Rice and parmesan cheese is added on top of the chicken thighs in the cast iron pan.
  4. Combine the chicken bone broth, cream of chicken, and chicken bouillon in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

  5. Pour the liquid mixture over the chicken and rice

    The chicken, rice, and liquids are added to the cast iron pan.
  6. Cover the pan with tin foil, then bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. The cooking time may vary depending on the brand of rice, so test the rice, then add up to 25 more additional minutes if needed. Remove the pan from the oven, remove the foil, and fluff the rice with a fork. Mangia!

    The chicken casserole in a cast iron pan is covered in tin foil before it is baked.
Nutrition Facts
Granny's Chicken and Rice Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 1321mg57%
Potassium 379mg11%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 206IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.