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Make-Ahead Chicken & Rice Bake

Enjoy a comforting classic with a twist with Chicken Rice Bake. This easy casserole is made with tender chicken, fluffy rice, and a creamy sauce, and can be prepared ahead of time for a stress-free dinner.

Tasty Team
90% would make again
Make-Ahead Chicken & Rice Bake


for 12 servings

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 carrots, finely diced
  • 4 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup white long grain rice (200 g), uncooked
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 3 cups chicken stock (710 mL)
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup breadcrumb (115 g), optional

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 252
  • Fat 6g
  • Carbs 35g
  • Fiber 13g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Protein 15g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a skillet, melt butter, and cook onion, garlic, carrots, and celery until tender.
  3. Transfer to a 9" x 13" (23 cm x 33 cm) disposable casserole dish, or split among 2 smaller dishes.
  4. Add chicken, rice, soup, stock, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly, and cover with foil.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, top with bread crumbs if desired, and bake an additional 10 minutes. Or, bake for 30 minutes, let cool completely, cover, and freeze up to 2 months.
  6. To reheat, let thaw in the refrigerator during the day. Bake as directed above.
  7. Enjoy!
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Make-Ahead Chicken & Rice Bake