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!
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.
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.
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.
More Chicken Dishes You’ll Enjoy
Coca Cola Chicken
Ritz Cracker Chicken
Applebee’s Fiesta Lime Chicken
Melt in Your Mouth Chicken
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3 thoughts on “No-Peek Chicken (Just 5 Ingredients)”
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.
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.
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