Clever Kitchen: Citrus Chicken & Rice Casserole

by Alecia on April 24, 2012

We have loved this Garlic & Citrus Chicken recipe by Giada De Laurentiis.  I decided this week to mix it up a bit and turn this delicious recipe into an easy, family-friendly casserole.  My Citrus Chicken & Rice Casserole packs a light punch of citrus flavor and is perfect if served with a simple salad and bread.  I’m sure your whole family will enjoy it just as much as mine did!

Ingredients -

  • 3 – 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts (if you’d prefer, you could use bone-in chicken pieces)
  • (2) 14oz cans of Lower-Sodium Chicken Broth
  • Juice & Pulp from 1 Orange (or 1/2 c. Orange Juice)
  • 1/4 c. Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp melted Butter
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp dried Oregano
  • 1 1/2 c. Rice, uncooked (our favorite is Basmati or Jasmine)
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions -

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.  Butter a 9×13 baking dish.  Salt & pepper chicken breasts lightly on each side.  Set aside.  Mix all ingredients (except chicken) in a large bowl, stir to combine well.  Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and make sure the rice is evenly distributed.  Submerge chicken evenly in the mixture.  Lightly salt & pepper the top.  Cover with aluminum foil & bake for 2 hours or until the rice has absorbed the liquid and the chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Cool for 10 minutes before serving.  Enjoy!

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