Cheesy Chicken, Artichoke & Rice Casserole

Cheesy Chicken, Artichoke & Rice Casserole is a dish that combines some favorite flavors in one comforting recipe. An easy to prepare dinner you’ll love.

Cheesy Chicken, Artichoke & Rice Casserole is a dish that combines some favorite flavors in one comforting recipe. An easy to prepare dinner you'll love.

Cheesy Chicken, Artichoke & Rice Casserole

Fall is here my friends and I’m nearly jumping up and down in pure joy! The crisp weather is perfect for this gal! I love all the flavors of fall and have been posting like a mad woman lately if you haven’t noticed. With the kids back in school I’ve been busy in the kitchen and I hope you’ve been enjoying so many new seasonal recipes.

In my opinion, I feel that with the arrival of fall it instantly becomes soup and casserole season and that’s definitely reason to celebrate. Comforting dishes are always welcome around my house.

With the arrival of autumn, this also signifies that it is time for our next round of FREAKY FRIDAY! Whoo hoo! If you’ve been following along for some time you may be familiar with Freaky Friday. If not, allow me to give you the details about this tasty even. We get together with some of our blogging friends, a date is chosen and each blogger is assigned another blogger from the group. You pick a recipe from their website to remake for your blog and then there’s a big reveal on…Freaky Friday.

The fun part is you keep everything secret, Shhhh! No one knows who is assigned whom, except for our fearless leader Michaela who runs An Affair From the Heart as she doles out our assignments.

For this round I was assigned:

West Via Midwest

Let me tell you a little bit about West Via Midwest which is a great resource for deliciousness. Michelle is professionally trained in both food and wine, she knows her stuff. Her recipes give you clear direction allowing you to prepare them in the most efficient and timely manner.

Do browse her site, I know you’ll find some recipes you’ll want to try. Some recipes that caught my attention: Chinese Pork Meatballs, Cheesy Meatball Skillet Dip and of course a classic cocktail like a Mai Tai!

I think you’ll agree that all of the recipes I listed above sound simply amazing. Ultimately though I went for a casserole. No surprise there, right? Casseroles and Who Needs A Cape? are no strangers and I just knew my family would gobble this one up. Cheesy Chicken, Artichoke & Rice Casserole did not disappoint and I highly encourage my casserole loving followers to give it a try.

Cheesy Chicken, Artichoke & Rice Casserole is a dish that combines some favorite flavors in one comforting recipe. An easy to prepare dinner you'll love.

Just reading Michelle’s recipe had me drooling. I mean what’s not to love here..cheesy, chicken, artichokes, and rice. Need I say more? Very small modifications were made to this recipe, it was overall something I knew my family would eat pretty much as is.

Cheesy Chicken, Artichoke & Rice Casserole is a dish that combines some favorite flavors in one comforting recipe. An easy to prepare dinner you'll love.

This is a rich casserole because of the cheesy goodness. Serve this along with a nice salad and a glass of white wine (I’m betting Michelle would have a great recommendation) for the adults. Simply put, this is a delicious dish and if you love casserole creations, give it a try you will not be disappointed.

Cheesy Chicken, Artichoke & Rice Casserole is a dish that combines some favorite flavors in one comforting recipe. An easy to prepare dinner you'll love.

Some tips for making Cheesy Chicken & Artichoke & Rice Casserole:

  • I used jarred artichokes that were marinated, adding a bit of additional flavor.
  • A sharp white cheddar cheese would be amazing in this dish.
  • Pinched for time? Use rotisserie chicken, it will save you a few minutes.
  • I used White Balsamic Vinegar, you can also use Apple Cider Vinegar.

Cheesy Chicken, Artichoke & Rice Casserole is a dish that combines some favorite flavors in one comforting recipe. An easy to prepare dinner you'll love.

Other delicious dishes from Freaky Friday events:

Hash Brown Taco Casserole

Hash Brown Taco Casserole is the perfect combination of comfort foods! Zesty ground beef and hash browns along with cheese, this is one delicious dinner.

Lemon Crumb Loaf

Lemon Crumb Loaf has a fresh lemon flavor, crumb topping and finished off with a glaze. So delicious, a wonderfully baked loaf great for dessert or breakfast!

Raspberry Daiquiri Pie

Raspberry Daiquiri Pie brings the best of dessert and a cocktail to your plate! Fruity, boozy, creamy and so easy to make! You'll love this treat!

Cheesy Chicken, Artichoke & Rice Casserole

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Cheesy Chicken, Artichoke & Rice Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb chicken breasts, cooked & shredded
  • 12 oz jar marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup rice, cooked
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 T green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 t thyme,dried
  • 2 T Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Spray a 13X9 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
  2. Chop artichokes and set aside. Whisk in flour, then gradually add chicken broth. Stirring constantly, heat until boiling and cook until thickened, approximately 1-2 minutes.
  3. Remove sauce from heat. Add in: vinegar, cheddar cheese, green onions and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. Blend until smooth. Stir in cooked rice, chicken and artichokes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  5. In small bowl combine: Panko, thyme and 2 tablespoons of Parmesan. Sprinkle mixture over top of dish.
  6. Bake uncovered at 350° for 20-25 minutes until bubbly.

Notes

I cooked my chicken breasts in a pressure cooker and shredded for this recipe. Use whatever method you desire or shredded store-bought rotisserie chicken.

https://whoneedsacape.com/2018/09/cheesy-chicken-artichoke-rice-casserole/

Scroll down for all the recipes from other participants in FREAKY FRIDAY!

Cheesy Chicken, Artichoke & Rice Casserole is a dish that combines some favorite flavors in one comforting recipe. An easy to prepare dinner you'll love.

Take a Look at all of our Fall Freaky Friday Recipes:

 

Lunchbox Creamy Fruit Salad
Glazed Chocolate Chip Apple Cake

Comments

  1. Where does the butter come in? I’m assuming the flour and broth are added to melted but can’t tell from the directions. (Just as an aside, I’ll be adding a small jar of pimentos for color and additional flavor.) Thanks.

    • Yes, I accidentally omitted a step in the recipe. Will edit, should read: Melt butter in saucepan, whisk in flour, then gradually add chicken broth. Stirring constantly, heat until boiling and cook until thickened, approximately 1-2 minutes.

  2. This casserole looks like perfect comfort food! It would be a perfect addition to any potluck!

  3. how much chicken broth

  4. This is pure comfort food for sure! A perfect meal for any fall day. I cannot wait to try this casserole.

  5. Healing Tomato says:

    This is a very hearty meal for the whole family. The melted cheese is simply irresistible. Its a great choice for weeknight dinner

  6. Im so glad you enjoyed this… it’s one of my mom’s go to recipes for comfort food and when ever I have it I enjoy it! Your photos are making me really hungry!

  7. This is a great use of artichokes and such a flavorful comfort food recipe. Great job with this one!

  8. This casserole sounds absolutely perfect for my family. Easy to make and lots of great flavor. I’d say you picked a winner!

  9. Boy did you pick a winner, this cheesy chicken looks outa this world! What a tasty meal!!!

  10. I am so happy that winter is coming so I can start eating comfort food like this!!

  11. This sounds so awesome! Casseroles are the best!

  12. Michaela Kenkel says:

    I love artichokes, and I can never have too many chicken recipes!! This one will be a hit here for sure!!

  13. Mmm This sounds like a great weekday meal. I love all the flavors this has in this cheesy dish!!!

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