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Chicken Barbecue (BBQ) Rice Casserole

Updated on February 29, 2020
 

Another popular dish in the homestead of Mom and Gramma Gamergirl, this casserole is great when served with green bean casserole or baked potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds of chicken
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce - I like Sticky Fingers Mustard BBQ sauce

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and set aside two saucepans and a casserole dish.

Boil water in a sauce pan, then stir in the rice. Cover and remove the saucepan from heat. Let the rice stand five to ten minutes. While this is sitting, you can tend to your chicken.

Debone your chicken. This is a messy process involving pulling all the yummy chicken meat off the bones, and fun for the kids, so let them do it while you sip a soda.

Dice up the chicken meat and stick it in a bowl, to which you're going to add the BBQ sauce and the cloves of garlic. In another saucepan, cook up your diced onions in olive oil, then pour in the contents of the chicken bowl. Cook it all up together until the chicken is fully cooked.

Once you've cooked up the chicken, it's time to bring it all together, so whip out your casserole dish - at least 2 ½ quart in size, and pour the contents of both saucepans into this casserole dish.

Stir!

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese over the top, then bake another five minutes.

Serve!

Additional Notes

Pork chops can be substituted for the chicken in equal weight, just cook the ‘chops up nice and bland, dice up the meat and toss the bones in the trash. For pork, use something other than a mustard based bbq sauce, because it's just not as tasty.

Try this recipe, and let me know how you like it by leaving a comment here:

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      grams 

      8 years ago

      hey girls, 2cups water plus 2cups instant rice =4cups cooked rice. So in this recipe you need 4cups rice. use any kind you want. Good luck. Great way to use leftovers!

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      MarloByDesign 

      12 years ago from United States

      Wow, you even called home to find out for me! What a sweetie. Now I am definitely going to try this recipe, probably tomorrow night. I will let you know how it turns out!

      Thanks to gamergirl's Mom too!!

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      Kiz Robinson 

      12 years ago from New Orleans, Louisiana

      I have it on good authority that if you cook regular rice about three-quarters of the way, then add it to seasoned boiling water, it comes out just the same in the end as it did in the recipe above. Hooray for calling home to find out! :D The mom-figure says hi, and to thumbs up me. LOL

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      MarloByDesign 

      12 years ago from United States

      This is something new to me and I want to try it - I tend to use these ingredients a lot!

      I have one question though, can I use regular rice instead of instant? I never buy instant, thought maybe you can come up with a solution for me... :)

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