Forgotten Chicken

Would you believe me if I told you you only need five ingredients to make this? It’s true. The base of the dish is minute rice, which is kind of funny because this bakes for a good long time — but don’t worry, nothing turns to mush. You take that rice and you mix it with two cans of soup and one can’s worth of water. Any condensed soup will work but I like a combo of chicken and celery here. That mixture goes into a greased baking dish.


  • 2 cups minute rice
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1 can water
  • 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lbs)
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • Butter, for greasing dish


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the chicken soup, celery soup, 1 can’s worth of water, and minute rice.
  3. Transfer mixture to prepared pan.
  4. Arrange chicken breasts on top of rice mixture, then sprinkle onion soup mix evenly over the top.
  5. Cover dish tightly with foil, then bake until chicken is cooked through and liquid has absorbed into rice, about 90 minutes.

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