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Cheesy Italian chicken and rice casserole in a white baking dish topped with fresh parsley
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Cheesy Italian Chicken and Rice Casserole

The Ultimate One Dish Casserole That is Light & Healthy! Loaded with Italian Flavors, Chicken, Brown Rice, Cheese & Rice! Quick, Easy Dinner Recipe for the Entire Family!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 543kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c. chopped yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 c. instant brown rice
  • 1 c. low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Chopped Fresh Parsley


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Lightly grease a 9x13 in. baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. 
  • Combine tomatoes, basil, oregano, parsley flakes, salt, pepper, olive oil, onion, garlic, brown rice and chicken broth in baking dish.
  • Place chicken on top of rice mixture. Try to nestle the chicken in the rice mixture. 
  • Baked for 40 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temp of 165F degrees.
  • Remove from oven, place cheese slices on top of chicken and return to the oven for 4-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. 
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.



Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 638mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 6.4mg