My Italian grandma taught

The warmth of a hearty casserole is unparalleled, conjuring feelings of home with every bite. Picture a dish where tender meat melds with aromatic spices and fluffy rice, drawing everyone to the dining table with eager anticipation. That’s what you get with the Italian Chicken Rice Casserole—a delightful merger of classic Italian zest and the comforting embrace of a traditional casserole. This dish is a dream for anyone looking for a hassle-free, one-pan meal that minimizes cleanup without skimping on the nutritious, hearty meals you love to provide for your family.

Complement this heartwarming casserole with a crisp green salad tossed in Italian dressing, tender steamed green beans, or a refreshing tomato-cucumber salad. Pair it with a loaf of crusty garlic bread for a complete, crowd-pleasing dinner.

Italian Chicken Rice Casserole Recipe


1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice

3 cups low-sodium chicken broth

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

2 tablespoons olive oil

6 to 8 bone-in, skinless chicken thighs

1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Written by carmen waller

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