Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cheesy Bacon Chicken & Rice Unleashed

Cheesy Bacon Chicken Rice...that pretty much sums up our lunch (with the addition of fresh salad and cucumber slices). We all heartily agreed that this is the perfect marriage of cheese, bacon, chicken, and rice...hence the catchy name!

Emily made this for the first time today because we had all the ingredients thanks to sale shopping. I asked her where she got the recipe. Mysteriously enough, this recipe was in my recipe box (thank you, Dad, for the box) in my own handwriting on one of my recipe cards. Less mysterious is that I don't recall WHERE I got it or WHEN I wrote it. The little grey cells are not always firing on all cylinders.

But back to the recipe. You layer uncooked bacon in the bottom, then sprinkle long-grain white rice over that. The rice picks up the bacon flavor and is sooooo moist and tasty. The chicken and cheddar cheese on top are just bonus. Here it is in all its glory...try it soon. Gratitude to whomsoever I got it from in the first place.


12-16 oz. bacon, cut into thirds
1-1/4 cups white long-grain rice, uncooked
1 can cream of chicken soup
1-1/2 cups water
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Arrange bacon in one or two layers in a 9 x 13 baking dish, fully covering bottom of pan. Sprinkle rice over bacon. Combine soup and water in a separate bowl. Pour 1/3 over rice. Arrange chicken in dish. Top with soup mixture.

Cover with foil and bake one hour 15 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven until cheese is melted.

You're welcome! Let me know if you try this and like it.



Gypsy Quilter said...

Ummmm, I just bought bacon for the first time in ages (yes it was on sale). May have to try this one, it sounds yummy.

momtofatdogs said...

We made this at our house last night. Rave reviews! DD#1 likes her bacon "crispy", but liked it in this meal! I think I'd like to use chicken broth in place of the water when we make it again. AND WE WILL ! I shared your recipe with my neighbor.
Thanks for a new dish.