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May 17, 2010 12:18 PM

Cheesy chicken rice bake from scratch?

A while ago, I made a delicious chicken and rice bake with cheddar from scratch, meaning it didn't have any cream-of-something soup or lipton's packets in it. I do think the recipe called for chicken broth, but I had homemade on hand. Now I can't find the recipe for the life of me, and I'm hoping someone might have a similar recipe, or be able to point me in the right direction!

The only thing I really remember is that it was cheesy and delicious, and actually pretty healthy. And I believe the chicken breasts halves were cooked whole (not diced.) I know that's not much to go on, but I'd appreciate any help!

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  1. 2 large chicken breasts, skinned and halved to make 4 pieces
    1 1/2 cups uncooked white long grain rice
    1/2 cup chicken broth
    1 medium onion, diced
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    2 - 14 ounce cans diced tomatoes (with juice - do not drain)
    1 tsp freshly chopped oregano
    1 tsp freshly chopped thyme
    1 tsp freshly chopped parsely
    1 tsp freshly chopped rosemary
    salt and pepper to taste
    Parmesan cheese

    Mix the rice, chicken stock, cheddar cheese, onion, seasonings and tomatoes in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
    Lay the chicken breast on top. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees, then uncover, sprinkle with Parmesan continue to bake another 15 - 20 minutes or until the chicken pieces are golden brown.

    1. Bex109: Did the reply you got below sound familiar? I'm tempted to try it, but not sure about the tomatoes....If you find your original recipe, please share-it sounds delish.