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Creamy Cracker Barrel Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Creamy Cracker Barrel Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This delicious copy cat Creamy Cracker Barrel Chicken and Rice Recipe will have your family begging for more.  The ultimate in comfort food– a few simple tweaks makes this creamy Cracker Barrel chicken and rice casserole recipe even healthier without any complaints!

creamy chicken and rice casserole

Update: Since writing this recipe Cracker Barrel has slightly changed their Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe.  It now uses wild rice.

Copy Cat Creamy Cracker Barrel Chicken and Rice Casserole

I love Cracker Barrel… and I don’t say that lightly…. I REALLY LOVE Cracker Barrel…and I really love Cracker Barrel Chicken and Rice

My husband makes fun of me because whenever he asks me what I want for dinner- if there’s a Cracker Barrel near by- I’m all about it!  Lucky for him the closest Cracker Barrel is now 25 minutes away… so we don’t eat there as much as we used to when we lived 5 minutes away.  

Anyways, one of my favorite meals (besides this yummy copy cat Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole) is the Creamy Cracker Barrel Chicken and Rice Casserole that they only serve during certain seasons! 

It’s oh so yummy… it’s like comforting chicken soup but in a casserole form!  Perfect for this cold weather!   Lucky for you I have replicated this recipe almost perfectly…. so are you ready for:

Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole Is Pure Comfort!

There’s something about creamy chicken over steaming hot rice that just screams comfort food!  This recipe is UGLY but the flavors are absolutely amazing!  

The great thing about this recipe is that’s it’s super simple to make a few healthy changes to make it a delicious meal you can feel good about feeding to your family.   I like to trade out the basic white rice for wild rice or even go healthier with quinoa.  

You simply cook the quinoa according to the package directions and then pour the delicious creamy chicken on top… your family will totally gobble it up!  

Printable Recipe: Copycat Creamy Cracker Barrel Chicken and Rice Recipe  

Homemade Cracker Barrel Chicken and Rice Casserole
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Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe Copy Cat

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This delicious creamy chicken and rice casserole is the perfect comfort food and almost an exact match to the amazing Cracker Barrel Chicken and Rice recipe.


  • 2 Cups cooked rice (al dente)
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup (you can sub this for cream of chicken if you don't like mushroom)
  • 1 Packet of Chicken Gravy (you can use the packet or the jar)
  • 1.5 Pounds of Chicken cut into strips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook rice- when rice is half way done throw in diced onion to finish cooking with the rice.
  3. Spray baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or lightly coat with EVOO.
  4. Cover bottom of baking dish with your rice.
  5. Place cut up chicken on top of rice.
  6. Spread Cream of Mushroom soup over chicken- do not dilute- spread it straight from the can.
  7. Mix your Chicken Gravy Packet with 1 cup of water (or use the can version all ready to go) and pour it on top of the casserole.
  8. Cover casserole dish with aluminum foil.
  9. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until chicken is done
  10. Remove foil and serve hot!


Cracker Barrel most recently updated this recipe to use wild rice. Since my kids are super picky, I just make it with white rice and everyone is happy!

I also like to throw in a bag of frozen peas and carrots to add veggies to this delicious dish!

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Thursday 15th of December 2016

Cooked this for 45 minutes as instructed and chicken was not fully cooked. Are you using raw chicken or did you cook it first? Have it back in the oven for another 30 mins.

Melissa Llado

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

The cook time can fluctuate based on how thick your chicken is-- I typically will butterfly the breasts and then cut the chicken into strips so that it cooks faster. The important thing is that you get your chicken fully cooked to an internal temp of 165 degrees F. I hope you enjoyed the recipe!


Monday 14th of November 2016

I'd say add a cube of knorr chicken bullion makes a huge difference when it gets too bland....


Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

I really loved the comfort-food flavors of this dish. I did tweak the dish a little (just a little!) to suit my personal tastes. I added more rice because I was using a 9x13 glass dish, and the 2 cups didn't seem to be enough to cover the bottom. I pre-grilled the onions in a little pat of butter rather than throw them in (my rice cooker doesn't seem to like that), and added a smattering of sweet peas and a 1/2-cup of sliced mushrooms in an effort to be healthy. Otherwise, I made the dish as directed. Really delicious, though I guess adding extra rice made it a little crunchy here and there. I'll be making this dish again in the future - and the best part is, it's just as delicious the next day!

Melissa Llado

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

I'm so glad you enjoyed this dish! I like your idea of adding peas! Sometimes I'll add carrots which pair really well too. :)

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Thursday 22nd of May 2014

Made this recipe tonight and was not impressed at all. I followed all of the instructions completely and it still tasted SO bland!


Friday 23rd of May 2014

Sorry you didn't like it. This is supposed to be more of a toned down dish...kind of like a creamy chicken noodle soup in casserole form. My family loves eating it during the winter when we're not feeling's our comfort food of choice. For some recipes with a bit more kick I would suggest trying the Arroz Con Pollo- Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice or the Soul Food Crock Pot Chicken and Rice.

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