You can do all the prep work the night before, combining the chopped chicken with rice, cheddar and cream of chicken soup right in the baking pan. Top with soft bread cubes just before you pop it in the oven.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite size pieces
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups cooked white rice
- 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- 3 slices soft white bread, cubed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
To Cook Chicken: Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste, place in a microwave-safe dish, cover and cook in microwave for 5 to 6 minutes. Turn and cook another 2 to 3 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink inside. Let cool.
In a 9x13 inch baking dish, combine chicken, rice and soup and mix well. Top with cheese, then with bread cubes.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly and bread is crunchy.