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Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole

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Tags: cheesy, comfort food, Family Supper, kid friendly

Recipe from Cooking with Paula Deen magazine.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1½ cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1½ cups Freshly grated Parmesan , divided
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups cooked long-grain rice
  • 1½ cups frozen peas
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

Preheat oven to 450°.

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 3 minutes. Whisk in flour; cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in stock, wine, and cream; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in 1 cup cheese, salt, poultry seasoning, and pepper until cheese is melted and sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken, rice, peas, and parsley. Spoon mixture into an 11×7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheese.

Bake until bubbly and lightly browned, about 25 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

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