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Retro Chicken and Rice Casserole

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Retro Chicken and Rice Casserole
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8
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Looking for a hearty dinner made using frozen sweet peas? Then check out this delicious chicken and rice casserole that’s topped with potato chips.

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
package (8.8 oz) microwavable rice
3
cups chopped cooked chicken
1 1/2
cups frozen baby sweet peas (from 12-oz bag)
1 1/2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
1
cup mayonnaise
1
can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
1
can (8 oz) sliced water chestnuts, drained
1
jar (4 oz) sliced pimientos, drained
3
cups coarsely crushed rippled potato chips

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion in butter 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook rice in microwave as directed on package.
  • 4 In large bowl, gently toss onion, rice, chicken, peas, cheese, mayonnaise, soup, water chestnuts and pimientos. Spoon mixture into baking dish. Top with potato chips.
  • 5 Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.
Tips  

Use regular white microwavable rice, or try brown rice, long-grain and wild or even a flavored rice such as roasted garlic.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
Daily Value
Total Fat
43g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
10g
0%
)
Sodium
810mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
4 1/2g
0%
)
Protein
26g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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