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Monday, April 13, 2009

Cheesy Chicken Bake

3 lbs. Chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1 pkg. frozen mixed vegetables
2 cups rice
4 cups water
Cheese Sauce *
1 & ½ Cups Ritz Crackers, crushed (one pack)
1 stick butter, melted
Chicken seasoning
Boil chicken with seasonings 15-20 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Mix chicken, cheese sauce, rice, water, vegetables and seasonings together. Spread thinly in greased 9x13 casserole dish.
In separate dish mix together crushed crackers, melted butter. Sprinkle this mixture on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 3 hours.
*Cheese Sauce
4 Tbsp. butter
3/4 Cup flour
Saute until play doh consistency
1/2 to 1 Cup milk, add a little at a time until desired consistency.
Add cheddar cheese until desired, aprox. 1 & 1/2 cups
Mix until melted.
Precook rice to speed up bake time, bake for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until hot and bubbly.

1 comment:

Pokeyann said...

This freezes really well. I double the recipe which in turn makes 3 9x13 pans. I freeze two for later or to take to someone.
It's also important to make sure that it is bubbly throughout otherwise you will have a floury taste from the cheese sauce.