Chicken Every Sunday

  I think everyone’s Momma made this at one time or another: Chicken Every Sunday, or Chicken and Rice Casserole.  Basically, layers of rice, chicken and creamy sauce, tucked into the oven and ready and waiting for you when you come home, STARVING, from church!

  My best friend, Kasey and I put two of our favorite recipes together to improve Chicken Every Sunday, and make it bigger, moister and creamier. I’ve been playing with portions every time we make it, but this time, it was just right!  (Last time I made this was over 5 years ago, and I overflowed my dish in the oven: WHAT. A. MESS.) 

  No worries, it worked PERFECTLY this time, but you are going to need a 9 x 13 style casserole dish, but deeper.  I used my Deep Dish Baker from Pampered Chef and it was just right.

Chicken Every Sunday

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Chicken Every Sunday (5)


  • 1 package Dry Onion Soup Mix
  • 10 ounces, fluid Organic Cream Of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 container Bella Mushroom slices, sauteed in butter. 
  • 8 to 10 chicken thighs  (6 Boneless Pork Chops Work Too)
  • 16 ounces Sour Cream
  • Salt, Pepper And Garlic Powder, To Taste
  • 4 cups UNCOOKED Brown Basamati Rice
  • 3 to 4 cups of water

Pre-heat oven to 300*. Combine dry soup mix, mushroom soup, mushrooms and sour cream in a large bowl, season to taste.
In an over-sized 9 x 13 casserole dish (I used my Deep Dish Baker from Pampered Chef) spread 4 cups of UNCOOKED rice in the bottom of the dish. Cover with cups of water. Next, a layer of rinsed chicken thighs, not overlapping, if possible.

  Season chicken layer. Spread goo over the top of the chicken. {Yes, it will look weird, don’t worry!} Cover with foil for 2-1/2 hours or until water has absorbed into the rice and chicken is cooked through.

Delicious and easy!


7 thoughts on “Chicken Every Sunday

  1. One of our family favorites too…love the changeups you did to create something even creamier. Good for you gals! I’ve never tried basmati rice? Guess I’ll have to be on the lookout for it.

  2. My Mom’s typical Sunday lunch for us was always a stir fry, and she would let us read on the couch and relax until it was ready. I have such great memories of Sunday afternoon meals!

  3. Thanks for posting this. I have been trying to recreate my grandmother’s recipe since she passed away 13 years ago. I’m going to give this one a try!

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