Monday, August 31, 2009

Easy chicken and rice bake

This a super easy meal to put together and forget about while you get other things done, because most of the meal is in one dish in the oven. Add a green vegetable on the side and you're set. My mom made variations of this a lot growing up, and I remember one of my favorites being the one where she just put chicken, rice, and a jar of salsa together and baked it...mmmm. I'm sure a lot of people have made this same or similar thing, but couldn't help but write it down at least for myself to have a record of for next time! We got three dinner servings plus two lunch servings out of this one cheap meal, so I'll definitely be making it again. It's not exciting to look at because there isn't a whole lot of color. If it would go over well in your family, add some veggies in there to cook with it. I served our green beans on the side.

Easy Chicken and Rice Bake
1 1/2 cups brown rice
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper to taste
dried Italian seasonings to taste

Preheat oven to 375. In a 9x13 pan, combine rice and chicken broth. Season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasonings.
Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and Italian seasonings on both sides, then add to dish.
Cook for about 40 minutes. Add the cheese to the top and put back in oven for 5 more minutes.