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Cheesy Chicken and Rice

cheesy chicken

One of my all time favorite meals is Chicken and Rice.  On our first Valentine’s Day, my husband made his own variation of chicken and rice for our Valentine’s Day date.  It was so sweet and nice that he went out of his way to make something he knew I loved, plus we obviously started those at home dates early in our dating life!

Since it’s Valentine’s Day today, I thought I would share another variation to this dish and it can be prepared early for freezer cooking days too!

I suggest preparing this without the cheese if you plan to freeze it for later.  I like to add the cheese in the last 10-15 minutes of baking time so that it’s nice and melted.  If you prepare it with the cheese then bake it for the full hour typically the cheese is going to come out hard and burnt.  That’s just no fun…melted and delicious?  Now, that’s fun!

cheesy chicken


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4 Responses to “Cheesy Chicken and Rice”

  1. Michelleposted March 19, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Can you do this with frozen chicken breast or does it have to be thawed??


    • Mommy Hates Cookingreplied March 20th, 2013 at 9:13 am

      Typically I thaw it out slightly. If you are doing it the freezer version way, so you have it frozen and then are putting it in the oven…I usually let it thaw out just a bit (maybe 1-2 hours) before putting it in. If you put it in completely frozen it will still work you just may have to leave it in a bit longer.

  2. Michelle Jposted May 6, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I made this recipe last week. Added broccoli instead of mixed veggies and the family loved it so much they have already requested it again tonight!! I don’t mind one bit because it is extremely easy to make!! Thanks for sharing.


    • Kristy Stillreplied May 6th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Great idea on broccoli! I’m so glad you all liked it!

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