Creamy Chicken and Rice Bake

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 8


Creamy Chicken and Rice Bake is a quick and hearty meal for your family! Terrific to serve on a hectic day. Ready in just 1 hour.


  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (10 3/4 fl. oz.) cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 bag (16 oz.) frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot medley, thawed
  • 2 cups cubed, precooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked instant white rice
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

COMBINE evaporated milk and cream cheese in baking dish with wire whisk until smooth. Add soup, water, garlic powder and pepper; mix well. Add vegetables, chicken and rice. Cover tightly with foil.

BAKE for 35 minutes. Uncover; top with cheese. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

as above; do not bake. Do not top with cheddar cheese. Cover; freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

BAKE, covered, for 45 to 55 minutes. Uncover; top with cheddar cheese. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Tried and Tested

by N. N. , Yorba Linda on Apr. 2010

I have a similar recipe which I have served my family for years but it calls for turkey instead of chicken. I guess it is a tried and tested recipe and it always turns out great. I usually add a cup of sliced sauteed mushrooms to the dish. I also add a dash of salt on top after baking to bring out the favor.

creamy chicken and rice bake

by m. maryann , nottingham on Apr. 2010

I made this recipe for my family renuion and it went fast because they realy enjoyed it and the kinds loved it.


by m. m , on Apr. 2010

When I first looked at the picture I thought yuck! because I thought it contained peas. After reading the ingredients I tried this and it was wonderful. I learned a new lesson.

The kids liked it too!

by d. debbie , MI on Mar. 2010

This was pretty simple put together. I would have added a little more seasoning, but otherwise tasty. My kids like vegetables so they enjoyed very much.


by S. Sara-Ann , , on Mar. 2010

I thought this recipe was pretty good. Made great leftovers! I'd def. listen to some of the other reviews who suggested adding chicken broth (i accidently added a can of water as well) instead of subsituteing it. Still came out great! Also added a little parm cheese, onion powder, & lil. more garlic powder & cheddar cheese & mixed it in. Since other reviews said they thought it didnt have much taste. After all that i thought it was perfectly creamy & had a great taste! Enjoy!

Great and Easy

by J. JANIE , , on Mar. 2010

I am going to try this tomorrow night for dinner. I have all the ingredents already! Thats what I love about all the recipes I get here, and they all taste as great as they look.


by n. nicole , nh on Feb. 2010

I know what we are having for dinner tonight!! This looks so good.

Oh So Yummy!

by S. Stephanie , , MN on Dec. 2009

This was a winner! Everybody liked it and even the leftovers were fabulous! I made 2 substitutions. I used a fresh broccoli medley and precooked it 8 min. on high in microwave before adding. I also used precooked regular white rice and left top off while cooking. Alternatively, I would recommend precooking rice with 1/3 cup less water. When most of water is absorbed, cover and take off heat. Let the rice absorb the rest while you get other ingredients together.

Excellent and easy

by T. T , Jonesboro, LA on Jul. 2009

This dish is really good and other vegatables are a great substitute

Creamy Chicken and Rice Bake

by k. kellie , Nacogdoches Tx on Apr. 2009

This last month I went into the grocery store to look for something I could prepare for my family that was quick and satisfying. I happened to stumble across this wonderful recipe and I knew then that the Creamy Chicken and Rice Bake was the one. I prepared it that night and my family and I fell in love with the rich and creamy chicken casserole. I have made it a few times since then and I still crave for more. Thank you Carnation for the excellent recipe. I will be making this dish for sure in the future!!