Baked Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Give this Cheesy Chicken and Rice a try for comfort food that the whole family will ask for again and again.  It is cheesy, creamy, and so delicious.  Plus, this kid-friendly dinner is easy to make.  Give it a try, and it will surely become a regular in your dinnertime rotation.

You Will Need

Pat the chicken breast dry. Cut it into cubes and place in a bowl. Toss with the salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until it is browned.


Transfer the browned chicken to a large bowl. Place a saucepan over medium heat.


Add the butter and cook until the butter melts. Sprinkle the flour over the butter and cook for 3 minutes, whisking often. 


Add the milk and cook until the mixture thickens about 8 more minutes.


Add 8 ounces of the cheese, and reduce the heat to low. Cook until the cheese melts. Stir in the dried mustard, garlic powder, and black pepper.


Preheat the oven to 350° F. Add the rice to the bowl with the chicken.


Stir in the cheese sauce and sour cream. Transfer to a casserole dish and top with the remaining cheese.


Cook for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted.