Chicken Rice Casserole

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A great use for leftover chicken or turkey. Uses no Cream of Whatever soup. A creamy wonderful one dish meal of chicken, rice 'n peas, topped off with a mixture of bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese and baked until golden brown.

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  • add   2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • add   1 cup chicken broth
  • add   1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • add   1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • add   1/4 teaspoon salt
  • add   2 cups cooked rice
  • add   1 cup milk
  • add   4 tablespoons butter
  • add   1 tablespoon dry breadcrumbs
  • add   3/4 cup frozen peas
  • add   1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • add   3 tablespoons flour

Instructions

  1. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat, whisk in flour and thyme and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Gradually stir in broth and milk, stirring until thick and smooth.
  3. Stir in chicken and add salt and pepper; set aside.
  4. Grease a 1 1/2 quart shallow baking dish.
  5. Spread rice in prepared baking dish, sprinkle with the peas and then pour creamed chicken mixture over.
  6. Dot with remaining tablespoon of butter and sprinkle with bread crumbs and cheese which you mix together.
  7. Bake at 400° until hot and bubbly, about 20 to 25 minutes.