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Creamy Chicken and Rice Bake

Creamy Chicken and Rice BakeWhen the day is hectic, serve your family this quick and hearty casserole that's a complete meal in one dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (10.75-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (10-ounce) package frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot medley, thawed
2 cups cubed, precooked chicken
1 1/2 cups uncooked instant white rice
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded mild cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine evaporated milk and cream cheese in baking dish with wire whisk until smooth. Add soup, water, garlic powder and black pepper; mix well. Add vegetables, chicken and rice. Cover tightly with foil.
  3. Bake for 35 minutes. Remove cover and top with cheese. Continue baking uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 8 servings.

Tip: 2 cups cooked, cubed chicken can be substituted for refrigerated, precooked chicken packages.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 370 Calories from Fat: 120 Total Fat: 13 g Saturated Fat: 7 g Cholesterol: 65 mg Sodium: 610 mg Carbohydrates: 42 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 6 g Protein: 20 g.

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