Welcome to my kitchen, where we’re about to embark on a culinary journey to create a heartwarming and flavorful dish – Chicken Casserole. This recipe is designed to serve four people and combines tender chicken, savory vegetables, and a creamy sauce to create a comforting and satisfying meal. Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, this Chicken Casserole is sure to become a family favorite. Let’s get started!
For this delightful Chicken Casserole, you’ll need the following ingredients:
For the Casserole:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups of mixed vegetables (e.g., carrots, peas, corn, green beans)
- 1 cup uncooked white rice
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- Salt and black pepper to taste
For the Topping: 12. 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (for garnish, optional)
Let’s dive into the process of creating this delicious Chicken Casserole:
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
- Season the chicken breasts with salt, black pepper, dried thyme, and dried rosemary. Place them in the baking dish.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the mixed vegetables, uncooked white rice, chicken broth, heavy cream, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped onion, and minced garlic. Mix until everything is well combined.
- Pour the vegetable and rice mixture over the seasoned chicken breasts in the baking dish.
- In a separate bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with melted butter and mix until the breadcrumbs are evenly coated.
- Sprinkle the buttered breadcrumbs evenly over the casserole, creating a crispy topping.
- Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the topping is golden brown.
- If desired, garnish your Chicken Casserole with chopped fresh parsley for a pop of color and freshness.
- Serve your Chicken Casserole hot and enjoy the comforting blend of flavors!
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