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Chicken and Tomato Rice Bake

Chicken and Tomato Rice BakeHere's a delicious casserole that's a snap to prepare. Just pop it in the oven and relax while it cooks. Serve with garlic bread and a prepackaged salad of gourmet greens with Italian dressing.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (15-ounce) container BUITONI® Tomato Herb Parmesan Sauce
1 cup water
1 (4-ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 pound (about 4 cups) cooked chicken, shredded
2/3 cup uncooked rice
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup diced onion
1 (2.8-ounce) can French fried onions - divided use

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 12 x 8-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine sauce, water and mushrooms in medium bowl.
  3. Combine rice, bell pepper, onion and half the fried onions. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Top with chicken. Pour sauce mixture over chicken; cover.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until rice is tender. Top with remaining fried onions; continue baking for 5 minutes or until fried onions are golden brown.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.