Complete, simple and flavorful, this Easy Chicken Rice and Veggie Casserole is your go-to weekday dinner that is all done in one pan and involves very little preparation. Dinner is done, fuss-free!
Hey everyone! A new week has begun and today, I have another easy dish to add to your meal rotation. If you are like me, anything that is fast and easy is a winner, that is why I think this recipe is one to add to your books. Easy Chicken Rice and Veggie Casserole.
Does this involve little prep? Yes. Do I have to chop heaps of veggies? No. Is it delicious? Definitely! You see, this is the ideal dish to make when you do not have the time for a more elaborate process and prep. And the outcome is just so utterly delicious. It is just perfect.
What You will Love About this Easy Chicken Rice and Veggie Casserole
- It’s all done in one pan.
- The rice is so flavorful from the mixture of broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil.
- The chicken gets really nice and golden.
- It is a complete meal in one dish!
The Simple Process
First combine the rice (rinsed and drained), the frozen veggies mix, salt, garlic powder and onion powder in a baking dish. You want to spread the mixture evenly after mixing.
Next, combine the broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, and oyster sauce. We need to reserve 1/2 cup from this mixture and pour the rest over the rice, distributing it evenly on all parts. Then, arrange the chicken on top, but make sure that the chicken is not submerged in the liquid.
Brush some melted butter over the chicken, then sprinkle the seasoning mix which consists of salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder over the chicken.
Bake the casserole at 400 F for 30 minutes, then with oven mitts, carefully take it out and pour the remaining chicken broth mixture in different spots around the chicken (not directly). Place the dish back in the oven and slide a big piece of foil over the dish to loosely cover it. Bake for 20 minutes more, or until the chicken is nicely golden and the internal temperature of the meat is 160 F.
Optional: If you want a little crisp, broil without the foil covering for about 1-2 minutes, but watch it closely as it can burn fast on broil!
Serve this complete, satisfying meal warm. Leftovers are great reheated, too! That’s it! Is it not fast, easy and almost prep-free? Now that is a weekday meal!
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