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Baked Cheesy Chicken & Rice : A Cookalong Podcast Quick Bite

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One of my favorite fast and easy complete dinner dishes LOADED with sharp cheese, with chicken, peas, sour cream, and white rice. Irresistible!

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 20 minutes to make rice (or 2 minutes)
    10 minutes to make chicken (or 5 minutes)
    10 minutes prep
    20 minutes baking
    Total time: 35-60 minutes


  • 2/3 cup dry long grain white rice
    1 1/3 cup water
    1 1/4 cup shredded aged gouda or other sharp cheese
    1/2 cup frozen peas
    4-6 oz. sauteed or rotisserie chicken
    1/3 cup chopped chives
    3/4 cup sour cream
    1 Tbsp butter plus more for greasing pan
    Tajin (optional)
    Salt & pepper

Number of Servings

  • 2


  • Medium bowl
    Cheese shredded
    Saucepan with glass lid (if making rice from scratch)
    8x8" baking pan


  • Preheat oven to 450°
    Shred cheese
    Chop chicken
    Chop chives
    Make or heat rice
    Butter baking pan

Additional Notes

This is a great way to use leftover white rice!

Here are the measurements for a meatless side dish version:
3 cups cooked white rice
1 1/4 cups shredded aged gouda
3/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup chopped chives
1 Tbsp butter plus more for greasing pan
Salt & Pepper

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