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


  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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