It can be hard to put our love for the humble casserole into words because there’s just so much to love about them, but if we had to pick one single reason, it would certainly be their ability to bring you a complete and comforting meal in one dish. There’s a casserole out there for every occasion, but this is one that works for just about any of them. It’s creamy, it’s cheesy, and it’s a classic – Chicken Rice Casserole.

It’s classic enough that we’re sure you’ve made it before, but this version makes it worth trying again, we promise. There’s no precooking of the rice or chicken required. It’s just a matter of stirring your ingredients up and getting them in the oven. (Just make sure that the aluminum foil covers the baking dish tightly so that everything gets cooked through.) This uses regular rice and not the ‘minute’ variety, so the grains come out tender but hold their shape. The sauce relies on condensed cream of celery soup, but you could swap that out for cream of chicken or cream of mushroom if that’s what you had on hand. Happy eating!

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