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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chicken Fried Rice Casserole

My husband just declared this his new favorite meal!

2 lbs of cooked chicken, cut up (I actually use 3-4 cans of chicken.)
2 cans of Cream of Chicken soup
16oz. Sour Cream (I use fat free)
2 small boxes of Rice-A-Roni Fried Rice
2 sleeves of crushed Ritz crackers (I use Reduced Fat)
1 stick of butter (I use light)
Poppy Seeds

Preheat your oven to 350. 
Cook rice by following the directions on the box. Mix together chicken, soup, and sour cream. Spread rice on bottom of 13 x 9 baking dish. Spread chicken mixture on top of rice. Mix melted butter and crushed crackers together and sprinkle on top of casserole. Sprinkle a generous amount of poppy seeds on top of crackers. Bake for 25-30 minutes until bubbly. 

You could also title this recipe "A Glorified Poppy Seed Chicken".


Odum2004 said...

Tommy loves Poppy seed chicken so we will definitely have to try this jazzed up version! Thanks for sharing!!

championm2000 said...

You had me at Cream of Chicken soup and Ritz crackers!! Will definitely try this one...

jessicaclarke said...

Looks good I need to try this

Cheryl Ranee Johnson said...

Reciepe sounds good, but no way to copy it,and doesn't say how long to cook.Get on the ball if you are going to give out reciepes.

JudyG said...

Some people can't help being rude, especially if they can't see your face. Recipe sounds good and anyone with sense would figure out to bake at 350 for about 25 min. Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

The calories for this recipe are probably off the charts and usinf boxed rice a roni increases the sodium beyond belief. Anyone watching their salt intake would not be able to have this dish. Why not create a healthier version!!??

Anonymous said...

I just happened to check out this recipe and saw some of the comments. And we wonder why children are so rude? Some of these remarks are stupid. Thanks for doing the recipe, even if I don't try it!

Caroline Bush said...

I agree - maybe you don't mean to be rude - but if you reread your comment before you submit you can see how it would be construed as mean.

As for Rice a Roni and salt. Or making a healthier version - you can do that yourself - she was just trying to share something she liked. so use brown rice or basmati and add some spices or packet of fried rice seasoning.

As for cooking time - if you read it - the chicken and rice are already cooked - when cooking with condensed soups all you do is cook until you see it is nice and boiling - that means the soup is cooked. 350 is a nice neutral temp to cook at.
Anyone who has been cooking for even a little time could figure out how to cook this -
There is no reason to be nasty!

thanks for taking your own time to share this recipe with everyone!

Liz said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. As for the rudeness...well it is sad that people feel so badly about themselves that they have to put down a recipe.....really? Any who...I added the time and baking temperature. I originally blogged about this recipe just to share with my friends not to post over the whole Internet so I was in a rush...sorry. As for the fat content, there are always ways to make things low fat and...life is way too short!

keri webber said...

I made this for dinner tonight and it was outstanding! !! Husband and daughter both asked me to save the recipe....thank you Liz for such an wonderful meal. I did add some curry and it worked out great.

meg maxwell said...

Create a healthier version if you want it and quit your whining. If you don't like it don't try it and shut up.

Betty said...

To copy the recipe, all you have to do is highlight and print or save. If you don't like a receipt, just pass it on by instead of being rude. Easy peasy!