Like so many chicken and rice casseroles, this one's a cinch to make. But the artichoke hearts and the cheeses do seem to elevate the whole affair.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 small red pepper, chopped
1 carrot, thinly sliced
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 cup cooked whole grain brown rice
1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
1 can (10.75 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup KRAFT Finely Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend
1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
3 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.
Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions, peppers and carrots; cook and stir 3 to 4 min. or until crisp-tender. Remove from heat.
Combine cooked vegetables with all remaining ingredients except Parmesan. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole. Sprinkle with Parmesan; cover.
Bake 40 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 20 min. Let stand 10 min. before serving.
Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese for the Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend.
Prepare casserole in foil-lined baking dish, making sure there is enough foil extending over edges of dish to cover and seal. Freeze casserole until firm. Remove from dish; wrap tightly with foil. Place foil-wrapped casserole in freezer-weight resealable plastic bag. Label and date. When ready to thaw, unwrap frozen casserole and return to original baking dish. Thaw overnight in refrigerator, then bake as directed just before serving.
Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.