one pot chicken + rice bake | the ultimate kids dinner

The thing I love about cooking is that you can cook things depending on your mood. One day you’ll lose yourself in making a trendy Vegan chickpea stew (thanks to Soph for the inspo) and the next – you’ll feel like throwing everything in a pot and chucking it in the oven.

Tonight’s mood calls for something simple, which is why this chicken and rice bake is so good. The ultimate kids dinner – you should see my girls gobble it up; Cork Daddy giving me so much praise, I have to laugh when I tell him how easy it is to make. Annabelle declares that “we used to have this at daycare!” And I tell you what – if I was the cook at their old daycare centre, this is the exact dish I’d be making again and again.

There’s nothing trendy about it. It’s just hearty and honest. No-fuss cooking at it’s best. And packed full of vege, chicken, rice and cheese, it makes for a well rounded meal; one that the whole family will enjoy.

Seriously easy.
Seriously tasty.
Seriously comforting.

Go ahead and see so for yourself.

one pot chicken + rice bake

3/4 cup of long grain rice
1 x 420 gram tin of Campbell’s Cream of Chicken soup
2 x cups of mixed vegetables (broccoli, carrots, corn, capsicum, frozen peas)
1 1/3 cups of water
A good sprinkling of garlic or onion powder (if you happen to have it)
Freshly cracked pepper
2 x chicken breasts, diced
1 x cup of grated cheese

  • Preheat the oven to 180℃.
  • Simply throw the rice, soup, veggies, water and garlic powder in to a large ovenproof Dutch oven or casserole dish (one with a lid) and season well with pepper.
  • Lay the chicken pieces over the top and pop the lid on. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Take it out of the oven and give it a good mix. Sprinkle over the cheese. Bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Let it stand for 5 minutes. Give it a good stir before serving.

Please leave a comment below if you cook this dish. Would love to hear what you think. xx

7 Comments

  1. Wonderful Lo! So easy and good for fridge clean out time, throw in that last bit of broccoli and one carrot! If I find a great recipe it gets printed and laminated and now have quite a spill proof cookbook of Los Kitchen recipes x

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  2. We called it rainbow rice, said it was Annabelle and all Unicorns favourite – girls ate it non-stop. Max picked out the chicken & brocolli because he is a pest. Love it Lo – new fav for an easy dinner for everyone x

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  3. Still my favourite!!!! Especially because today I cooked your awesome Penang Chicken and when hubby walked into the room he exclaimed “Oh what’s that smell? Really strong isn’t it!” – to which I immediately threw together this one pot chicken dish (which only takes seconds) and tonight we’ll both be happy xx

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