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A Mormon's Favorite Casserole Recipe, Easy Chicken and Rice

Updated on May 12, 2017

Mormon Joke

A kindergarten teacher gave her class a "show and tell" assignment of bringing something to represent their religion.

The first boy got in front of the class and said, "My name is Benjamin and I am Jewish and this is the Star of David."

The second boy got in front of the class and said, "My name is Thomas and I am Catholic and this is the Crucifix."

The third boy got in front of the class and said, " My name is Johnny and I am Mormon and this is a casserole."


Cooking a Spiritual Gift?

Just hot on the heels of the ever popular recipe for "Funeral Potatoes", direct from the home of a bonafide "Mormon" the fantastic "Chicken and Rice Casserole" makes it's HUBPAGES debut.

Cooking the easy way...

Although it is a common misconception that at baptism, the typical Mormon is given mystical powers of cooking, some of the "sister saints" of the church can truly make a mean meal. For me, because phenomenal cooking just doesn't happen to be a "gift" I have sought after, that blessing has been slow to come. Now mind you, I can feed the multitudes, and oft times do, but when it comes to "gourmet cooking" I guess Paula Deen has no need to fear. I prefer cooking the "easy way."

This is No Joke

The famous "Chicken and Rice Casserole" has been in my family heritage for many years. Yes, in fact, it was rumored it came across the plains with one of my pioneer ancestors. (I still am wondering where they found the boneless, skinless, chicken breasts to make it!)

So let's get down to the nitty gritty shall we?

The Recipe

Main Ingredients

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Cream of Chicken Soup
Cream of Chicken Soup
Long Grain Rice
Long Grain Rice
Parmesan Cheese
Parmesan Cheese

6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

2 Cans of Cream of Chicken Soup

1 Can of Cream of Celery Soup

1 Can of Cheddar Cheese Soup

1/2  of a soup can of Milk

1/2  of a soup can of Cooking Sherry

1/4 Cup Melted Margarine

2 Cups Long Grain Rice

1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Now For The Hard Part

In a large mixing bowl, open the 4 cans of soup and pour them in. Add the milk, sherry, margarine, and stir.

Pour the rice in the bottom of a 9x13 pan and pour 2/3's of the mixture over the rice. Mix the rice together with the soup mixture and add the chicken on top of the rice. Pour the remaining soup mixture on top of the chicken, and top with the parmesan cheese.

Bake at 275 degrees for 2 1/2 hours.

Easy to Prepare

This casserole is so easy to prepare, that for a large crowd it is precisely the answer. Believe me, I have served it up many a time and have received accolades from those who think I have slaved all day in the kitchen. It looks really pleasant on the plate with a healthy serving of heated up frozen peas. I say, "why fuss when you can keep it simple?"

Family Meal Time Together
Family Meal Time Together

Fix and Eat

So head on over to the kitchen and fix up a casserole. Your family will thank you for the break from "fast food." Don't forget to eat it together now, you hear! By the way, tell the joke at the table and see if it gets a laugh or two.


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      Darlene Tucker 5 weeks ago

      I tried this recipe and love this recipe.Thank You and God Bless .

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      Sarah 22 months ago

      Do you cook the rice first or put it in not cooked?

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      riter411 5 years ago from Salt Lake City, Utah

      Very nice. Sounds great. Thanks

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Another great recipe for me to bookmark.

      Thank you for sharing and I now look forward to reading more of your work.

      Take care


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      In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California

      Yep, Bob.. you are right... that is why it is "easy"!

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      Bob Irving 7 years ago

      Cans of soup? Can't you guys make sauces any longer. This is not a recipe, it's assemby instructions....

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      In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California


      Just throw in another can of cream of celery soup and a handful of grated cheese... It will work wonderfully.

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      Annie from the uk 7 years ago

      sounds delicious, but we don't have cheddar cheese soup - could you post a rough guide to its ingedients please?

      Thank you

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      shawna Johnson 8 years ago

      thank you diana! emma will be especially thrilled when i make this. she has so many fun memories of eating/having fun at your house. thanks so much! xxoo

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      Janeil 8 years ago

      I am excited to try this but I had one question how many onces is a half can of cooking sherry? If you could let me know that would help so much.

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      Lori 8 years ago

      Nice recipe--lots of sodium with all the soup. Since I'm a church member myself, I won't make it with the alcohol added.

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      In The Doghouse 9 years ago from California

      Thank you Terry!

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      Terry Thinktank 9 years ago from India

      Great recipe !

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      In The Doghouse 9 years ago from California


      Thank you for the testimonial! lol I think I actually stole the recipe from you!

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      Bocadike 9 years ago

      This is a great recipe. I've tried it myself!