Chicken and Brown Rice with Cheese Sauce Recipe
Tastes Like Homemade Mac and Cheese but with Brown Rice and Chicken
A revised Chicken and Rice Recipe with Creamy Cheese
A long day at work, no desire to go to the grocery store and a lack of ingredients is how I came up with this dish. We had made a decision to use up the chicken breasts that we had in the fridge and make the basic chicken and rice, a family favorite. White rice with chicken smothered in cream of chicken soup. Very simple, extremely quick and we always had the rice and soup in the pantry. After a very long and tiring day at work, both of us starving and craving the chicken and rice, we found out the the two things we always have in our house were definitely not in our house. Ah shoot, we decided not to go grocery shopping in the cold rain this weekend. Ok, well I was craving it so I was determined to make something that would taste just as good. What we found out is that it tastes even better!
Brown Rice has health benefits that white rice does not
What you will need:
2 Chicken Breasts
2 Cups of Brown Rice
3 Cups Chicken Broth
1 Tablespoon of Seasoned Salt
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
3 Tablespoons Butter
5 Tablespoons Flour
2 Cups Milk
1 Cup Shredded Cheese (I used Colby Jack and Monterrey Jack mix)
½ Cup Bread Crumbs
How you make it:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Mix the brown rice with the seasoned salt and minced garlic (I used a pie dish to bake this)
Add (2) Cups of the Chicken Broth and mix together
Lay the two chicken breasts on the top of the rice mixture and set aside
Make a roux with the butter and the flour
Add the milk and continue whisking until it begins to thicken
Add the last cup of chicken broth slowly while still whisking over low heat
When the mixture is as about thick as a cream of chicken soup, add the shredded cheese
Continue stirring over low heat until the cheese is completely melted and remove from heat
Pour the mixture over the chicken covering the whole top of the pie pan
Top with the bread crumbs
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked thoroughly and the cheese mixture brown
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Extra: The cheese was mixed with the rice as well so I mixed some steamed broccoli in with the rice and it taste delicious.
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