Angel Chicken and Rice Casserole: A Comforting Classic

Angel Chicken and Rice Casserole is a warm, comforting dish that’s perfect for family dinners or gatherings. Combining tender chicken, creamy rice, and a savory cheese sauce, this casserole is a delightful blend of flavors and textures. Easy to prepare and incredibly satisfying, it’s sure to become a staple in your recipe collection.


  • 3 cups cooked chicken, cut into cubes or shredded
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • ½ cup butter, softened and cubed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature and cubed
  • 10.5 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 0.7 ounce Italian dressing mix (like Good Seasons)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Set the Oven Temperature: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) to get it ready for baking.
  2. Prepare the Creamy Sauce: In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Sauté the minced garlic for 1-2 minutes until it releases its aroma. Add the cream cheese, stirring until it begins to melt and blend smoothly. Incorporate the cream of chicken soup and the Italian dressing mix, stirring continuously until the mixture is uniform and creamy.
  3. Incorporate the Chicken Stock: Slowly add the chicken stock to the saucepan, stirring constantly to ensure a smooth, creamy sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Mix the Main Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked chicken, cooked rice, and half of the shredded Colby Jack cheese. Pour the creamy sauce over the chicken and rice mixture, stirring well until everything is evenly coated.
  5. Prepare for Baking: Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and evenly spread the chicken and rice mixture into it. Evenly sprinkle the rest of the Colby Jack cheese on top.
  6. Bake the Dish: Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese on top is melted, bubbly, and golden brown.
  7. Cool and Serve: Remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to rest for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving to enhance the flavor and presentation.


Angel Chicken and Rice Casserole is the perfect comfort food, bringing together rich flavors and creamy textures in one dish. Easy to make and deeply satisfying, it’s ideal for a cozy family dinner or a special gathering. Enjoy the warmth and comfort of this delicious casserole, and watch it become a beloved favorite in your home.