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easy chicken and rice bake 1 shows a plate of chicken breast baked with rice pilaf on the side

Easy Chicken and Rice Bake

This one-pan chicken bake is just bursting with flavor.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, one pan, poultry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 410 kcal
Author Renea


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 Family-size Rice-a-Roni Rice Pilaf
  • 14.5 ounces chicken broth
  • 12 ounces chicken gravy
  • 3/4 cup ranch dressing, full fat
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan romano cheese


  1. Saute the mushrooms and onion in the olive oil for 5-10 minutes or until the onion is opaque. To the pan, add the butter and rice and saute for about 5 more minutes until the pasta in the mix starts to brown. Add the seasoning packet that came with the rice, the broth and the gravy mix. Mix well. Pour into a 9 x 13 baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

  2. Combine the ranch dressing and the water in a bowl. In another bowl, combine the bread crumbs and the grated cheese.

  3. Dip each chicken breast in the ranch dressing mixture first, then dip in the bread crumb mixture. Lay each breast in the prepared pan on top of the rice mixture. Continue this process until you have used all the breasts. If you have additional bread crumbs left in the bowl, sprinkle this on the top of the chicken.

  4. Cover and bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 25 minutes.