I’m not sure what “forgotten chicken” means, but when I came across this recipe, that was the first thing that caught my eye. After making it several times, I’m sure the name refers to the fact that you just throw everything in the casserole dish and forget about it! The oven really does all the cooking here.
Almost no prep work is required other than opening the cans. The flavor of the rice is incredible and the onion soup gives the chicken breasts the most delicious flavor.
Believe me when I say that you won’t find an easier and tastier recipe.
Just imagine rice and chicken breast with cream of mushroom soup and cream of chicken soup. Nothing else is needed to make this dish taste good, and the best part is that you’ll mix it up and forget it.
WHAT TO DO WITH THE FORGOTTEN CHICKEN?
All this recipe needs to be a complete meal is a salad or steamed vegetables. If you want to keep the calories low, steam some broccoli florets and carrot slices and you’re done!
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups of Minute rice
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can of water (I use one of the soup cans)
1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 350F
Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
In a medium bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, Minute rice, and one can of water.
Mix well and pour into the prepared casserole dish. Arrange the chicken breasts on top of the rice mixture.
Sprinkle Lipton Onion Soup mixture evenly over chicken breasts.
Cover dish with foil and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
Nutrition information would be nice
I make this all the time.Excellent.I half the recipe.
This recipe is very similar to others I’ve seen recently using chicken breasts or steak, same soups, etc. However they are all crock pot recipes.
Is there any reason why your recipe couldn’t be made in my crock pot? It would be much more convenient for me!
You can put anything in the crock pot. Go for it..
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
I will be doing mine in the crockpot.
use long cook rice andadd another can of water.
I use uncle Ben’s rice and add sliced onions and mushrooms plus instead of the water I use chicken broth.
Do you need to add more stock with the Uncle Bens rice vs. Minute rice? Thanks.
about an additional cup
Concerned it is too salty, any ideas to cut the salt?
You can eliminate the Onion Soup Mix
I eliminate Onion soup mix and just sprinkle chicken with Paprika…also add 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth to make dish more moist.
You can actually buy both “cream of” soup with no salt.
Merideth, use unsalted chicken stock instead. Its the only kind I usecollege In brand mostly. And yo7 can take some of the brown powdered stuff out of the mrs. grass dry soup mix before sprinkling on Chicken. I sprinkle it over the rice mixture and not on top of the chicken and I stir it up a bit. Not very salty at all.
Campbells also makes a no salt soup variety now which I always use
I have made this with thin sliced potatoes and it is really good too
Can I use pork chops instead of chicken?
Do you cook the rice first before adding the other ingredients ?
No the rice cooks in the soup
Years ago, similar recipe, called bashful chicken, I guess cause it was covered, lol, and baked for like 3 hours, very good!
Yes, I remember that too! I also remember another one called “No Peek Chicken” covered with foil!
Use real rice. It will cook just fine. Rinse it first though.
Do I have to add more water if I use real rice instead of Minute Rice?.
I used an extra can of no salt added chicken stock to mine so it would be juicier and not so tite.
I’ve had this recipe for 50 years probably & it was called no leaky chicken casserole.
My recipe (also ancient) calls for an additional can of chicken with rice soup instead of a can of liquid. The addition of Lipton Onion Soup on top of chicken sounds like a delicious addition. Because my recipe didn’t have a name, I called it “Souper Chicken.”
Where does the butter get put in?
I would dot the chicken with it after sprinkling with the onion soup mix, just before covering the casserole with foil and baking. You could also melt it and drizzle it over the onion soup mix before baking.
As we don’t care for rice, could it be omitted?
You can also use orzo pasta. The pasta that looks like rice. I’ve done it with it and it comes out amazing too
ORZO PASTA can be use to replace the rice. It comes out absinthe with this pasta. I’ve done it with small red potatoes to, sliced to about half an inch. or whichever potatoes you choose.
Could you eliminate the onion soup and use long grain and wild rice instead
Love the idea jock, easy and delicious I did not put onions on top.
I make this recipe often. It was one of my Grandmothers and she called it “No Peek Chicken” because her version ( using salt free cream soup ) cooks for 2 and 1/2 hours at 250 degrees covered tightly with foil and then uncovered the last 30 minutes. The rice is added UNcooked. I pair this with green beans or broccoli.
If using reg rice you might want to use something deeper than a standard baking dish. Rice puffs up pretty high and can run over. I greased a deeper cooking pot with lid. Hope it works. Idk why not. Crock pots are deep, so this might work. Cooking now. May need more than a hour. Breasts are pretty big.
Add a bag of of broccoli or whatever veggie and make it a complete meal. Yummmm
Has anyone tried it with hidden valley ranch the powder?
I have made this chicken and rice casserole for years, and it is definitely easy! I don’t like mushrooms, so I use one can of cream of chicken and one can of cream of celery. It’s delicious!!
Can this be made and frozen
Yes Nancy it is great and heats in the mic to defrostfor about 5mims. Then check and add more regular mins. as needed. Also I cut my chicken into bite side pieces its easier to serve and freeze. Im 1950, this recipe was on the Campbell’s soup label. originally it called for legs
It also called for white wine instead of water. Was way to strong for me
This recipe is so old. It was the first recipe my first mother-in-law shared with me as a newlywed in 1970. Same lady is almost 103 now!
Can you substitute for cream of cheddar soup?
Can you put this together night before and bake it next day?