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No-Peek Chicken (Just 5 Ingredients)

This no-peek chicken and rice casserole only has 5 ingredients.

It’s my go-to recipe when I’m looking for a super simple meal that I can whip up in less than 10 minutes.

From there, the oven does all the magic!

Easy No-Peek Chicken with Rice and Herbs
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Best of all, the whole family loves my no-peek chicken. Even our picky eaters.

It’s a one-pan recipe that is simple to make and even easier to clean up.

All you’ll need are Uncle Ben’s long grain wild rice, 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 can cream of celery soup, 1 1/2 cans of water, and 1 1/2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

It’s as easy as it gets! It’s appropriately called no-peek chicken for good reason. You just fix it and forget it!

No-Peek Chicken and Rice Casserole

This no-fuss chicken dinner recipe is perfect on those busy weeknights when you’re in a hurry.

It’s a simple combo of condensed soups, long-grain rice, and tender chicken.

Combine the rice, soups, and water in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Mix well. Arrange the chicken on top.

Season with salt and pepper. Pop it in the oven and you’re good to go!

This creamy chicken and rice dinner is the perfect comfort food, without the guilt!

You can feed your entire family in record time. Plus, the leftovers are divine.

Why Is It Called No-Peek Chicken?

Once you put the aluminum foil over the casserole, there’s literally no peeking with this recipe!

Although tempting, it’s important that this meal bake in its own juices. The steam will cook the rice and chicken to perfection. It keeps the chicken juicy and tender.

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No-Peek Chicken Ingredients: Cream of Celery Soup, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Chicken Breast and Uncle Ben's Long Grain Wild Rice

Tips & Tricks

  • Speed up your meal with chicken tenders! The smaller pieces of chicken will make for a shorter baking time. Cut the cooking time by 20 to 30 minutes if you decide to go this route.
  • Mix it up with different types of soup. Try cream of chicken soup instead of cream of mushroom. Or simply double up on the cream of celery.
  • Lower the salt with reduced sodium soup. I promise it will taste just as good!
  • Get creative with rice choices. You can even mix wild rice and white rice. Uncle Ben’s has many to choose from!
  • Use thinner chicken slices if in a rush. They’ll cook for just one hour!
  • Cheese makes everything better! If you’d like to make this a cheesy casserole, take the aluminum foil off during the last 5 minutes. Add 1 to 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese on top. Then cook until melted.
Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole with Herbs

How to Store Your Chicken and Rice Casserole

You can store this no-peek chicken rice casserole for 3-4 days in the fridge. Just be sure it’s in an air-tight container.

Or, it can also be frozen in an air-tight container for up to 3 months. You can freeze it in smaller portions for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

When you’re ready to your frozen no-peek chicken, just pull it out of the freezer and let it thaw in the fridge overnight.

Then reheat it in the oven at 350 degrees F until the chicken is heated all the way through.

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No-Peek Chicken (Just 5 Ingredients)

Cuisine: American
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

30

minutes

This No-Peek Chicken Casserole has just 5-ingredients. With chicken breast, rice, cream of mushroom soup, and cream of celery soup, you can have this one-pan meal ready in 10 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 2 (6 ounce) boxes Uncle Ben’s long grain wild rice

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of celery soup

  • 1 1/2 cans water or chicken broth (use empty soup can)

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs

  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine the rice, seasoning packet, soups, and water in the baking dish and mix together until combined.
  • Place chicken on top of rice and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover the dish with aluminum foil and seal tightly. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until rice has absorbed all liquid.
  • No peeking! Keep the dish covered while baking. Then, serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Instead of Uncle Ben’s, use 2 cups uncooked long grain white rice and 2 cups water/broth.
No-Peek Chicken

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

17 thoughts on “No-Peek Chicken (Just 5 Ingredients)”

  1. I have a similar recipe, it is called “One Dish Chicken and Rice Bake” We use cream of chicken soup and it is scrumptious, so I know that this would be also. Going to try it with the wild rice.

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  2. Instead of water, I use white cooking wine. I also sprinkle a packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix on top of the chicken and with these two additions it is absolutely delicious.

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  3. We used 1 can of cream of chicken and Lipton onion soup mix cooked for 1 hour and it was perfect. We also used chicken tenders instead of chicken breast

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  4. Followed the recipe to the T, only thing I would caution is the amount of water added or the soups in general. Had my timer for 1 hr and 30 minutes, and the liquid is still plenty on the pan. Now, Im adding 5-10 min increments on the cooking time to see what works.

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    • Hi Deb! I’ve never tried this with steak before but I think it could work!

      Here’s what I would do:

      1. Swap the chicken for 2 pounds of beef tips. Keep everything else the same if you like the flavor of the sauce and rice.
      2. Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F.
      3. Cook for 2 hours, then check on the meat and rice.
      4. If needed, add a splash of extra water (or beef broth) and cook for another 20-30 minutes or until the meat is tender and the rice is cooked.

      Let me know if you try it! I’d love to hear how it comes out

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