Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

An easy comforting casserole that the whole family will love!

Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups steamed brown rice
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Cook rice according to package directions.  I like to use the boil in bag or frozen rice from Trader Joes. 

  3. In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes-do not burn the garlic.  

  4. Whisk in flour and thyme. All the flour to mix with the butter and form a roux. Cook for about 3 minutes. 

  5. Whisk in wine and allow to cook off the alcohol for about 3 minutes. Then whisk in chicken stock. Bring mixture to a boil and allow to thicken. 

  6. Stir in cheese and allow to melt and form a cheese sauce. 

  7. Stir in cooked rice and chicken. 

  8. Transfer mixture to a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  9. Top with additional cheese if desired. 

  10. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes until bubbly.