Sunday, January 15, 2012
Rice With Chicken Casserole
1 cup chopped chicken (1-2 no bone, no skin chicken breasts, cooked)
2 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup green bell peppers, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup mayonaise
1/2 cup sour cream
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix everything but cheese. Pour into a casserole dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Top with cheese and bake until cheese melts.
Comments - I used 2 boiled chicken breasts which gave me just over 1 cup. For the rice I used 1 pkg of boiling bag rice. And for my cheese I used a thin topping of mozzarella and topped that with cheddar. I wasn't sure how this dish would come out. The idea came from a recipe for rice and tuna which had olives, boiled eggs and lemon juice as additional ingredients. I changed to chicken, left out these 3 ingredients and added the onions. This comes out with a slightly sweet taste from the peppers and oh so good. I took a dish over to 2 of my food testers and they simply loved it and she doesn't care that much for bell peppers. This is a real keeper!