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Angel Chicken and Rice Casserole

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Here’s a recipe for Angel Chicken and Rice Casserole based on the ingredients you’ve provided:

Angel Chicken and Rice Casserole


  • 3 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature and cubed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature and cubed
  • 10.5 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Prepare Casserole Dish: Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish or casserole dish.
  3. Combine Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked chicken and cooked rice.
  4. Make Sauce Mixture: In a separate saucepan over medium heat, melt the cubed butter. Add the cream cheese and cream of chicken soup, stirring until smooth and well combined. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  5. Combine with Chicken and Rice: Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken and rice. Mix everything together until evenly coated.
  6. Add Chicken Broth: Gradually stir in the chicken broth to loosen the mixture and make it creamy.
  7. Transfer to Baking Dish: Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  8. Top with Parmesan Cheese: Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese evenly over the top of the casserole.
  9. Bake: Cover the dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until heated through and bubbly.
  10. Optional Garnish: If desired, sprinkle dried parsley over the top

Here are some tips to elevate your Angel Chicken and Rice Casserole and make it even more delightful:

  1. Seasoning: Ensure you season the chicken and rice well before combining them. Use salt, pepper, and any other favorite herbs or spices to enhance flavor.
  2. Fresh Herbs: Consider adding fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, or parsley to the casserole mixture for added freshness and aroma.
  3. Vegetables: Add vegetables such as diced bell peppers, peas, or spinach to the casserole for extra texture, color, and nutrients.
  4. Crunchy Topping: Create a crunchy topping by mixing breadcrumbs with melted butter and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle this over the casserole before baking for a crispy contrast.
  5. Use Homemade Ingredients: If possible, make your own cream of chicken soup or chicken broth from scratch. This will elevate the flavors and reduce sodium content compared to store-bought versions.
  6. Cheese Variations: Experiment with different cheeses such as shredded mozzarella, cheddar, or Gruyère for a different flavor profile.
  7. Spice It Up: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce if you prefer a bit of heat in your dishes.
  8. Marinate the Chicken: If you have time, marinate the chicken in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and herbs before cooking. This will infuse the chicken with extra flavor.
  9. Creaminess: For an even creamier texture, stir in a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt into the sauce mixture.
  10. Serve with Salad or Bread: Pair the casserole with a fresh green salad dressed with vinaigrette or some warm crusty bread to complete the meal.

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