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Garlic Cheddar Chicken Bake

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Garlic Cheddar Chicken Bake
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 4

This cheesy rice and chicken bake is sure to please any family. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter, melted
1/2
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
1
package (14 oz) chicken tenders (not breaded), cut into bite-size pieces
1
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
2 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
Chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix melted butter and bread crumbs until well mixed. Set aside.
  • 2
    In baking dish, mix chicken, rice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, chicken broth and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese until well mixed.
  • 3
    Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • 4
    Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese and the bread crumb mixture evenly over rice mixture. Bake about 5 minutes or until crumbs are light golden brown. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Expert Tips

  • Don't use instant rice in this recipe, as it will lose its texture when baked.
  • Serve this delicious main dish with a fresh garden salad or cooked broccoli.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
640
Calories from Fat
260
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
44%
Saturated Fat
15g
77%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
135mg
44%
Sodium
1600mg
67%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
18%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
41g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
45%
45%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • This Garlic Cheddar Chicken Bake is a chicken casserole that will make waves at your next potluck. With only 10 ingredients, this dish combines the rich flavors of bite-sized chicken tenders, rice, Progresso chicken broth, garlic and oh-so-good cheese. On the off-chance you have leftovers, don’t worry—this cheesy chicken bake is refrigerator-friendly and reheats well, so you can eat leftovers the next day. While National Garlic Day is April 19, this dinner can be shared with your family any night of the week. In fact, garlic offers a variety of health benefits like reducing cholesterol and combating heart disease. For more family dinners that feature your favorite bird, check out our easy easy chicken recipes and bring the “bawk” back to your table.

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