Crispy Baked Chicken & Rice Recipe: Grandma's Recipe Without the Canned Soup by 30Seconds Food

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Crispy Baked Chicken & Rice Recipe: Grandma's Recipe Without the Canned Soup

The classic chicken and rice recipe uses bone-in chicken, rice and canned cream of mushroom soup. This easy chicken and rice recipe uses boneless chicken thighs and lots of herbs and spices. Yum!

Long-grain rice, celery, carrot, onion, butter, chicken broth and garlic are combined in a baking dish. Chicken thighs that have been seasoned with dried oregano, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and dried thyme are nestled into the ingredients, then baked until crispy and juicy. 

You could get creative with this child recipe and use other vegetables like broccoli florets, chopped cauliflower, green beans or green peas. Get creative and use what makes your family happy. Serve this easy baked chicken recipe with a vegetable and salad for a complete family dinner everyone will enjoy. (And save the canned soup for another recipe!)

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6



  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, heated
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a bowl, combine the olive oil and spices. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, to taste, and then coat with the spice mixture. Set aside.
  2. In a 13x9-inch baking pan, add the onion, garlic, oil, hot broth, hot water, carrot, celery and butter. Stir to combine. 
  3. Add the rice and stir well. Top the rice with the chicken thighs. 
  4. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired. 

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Olive Oil $4 & Up
Dried Oregano $3 & Up
Paprika $3 & Up
Garlic Powder $2 & Up
Onion Powder $3 & Up
Dried Thyme $3 & Up
Chicken Broth $1 & Up
Long Grain Rice $2 & Up

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Mmm, looks good. 😍
Elisa Schmitz
I love boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Love to have another way to prepare them, thank you! #yum
Laura Mckinney
My husband and I loved it.
This was a hit with all the garlic flavor
Donna John
So happy to hear that! Noting better than chicken and rice! Laura Mckinney
Elisa Schmitz
I'm with you on the garlic, yum. So glad you both enjoyed this recipe, Laura Mckinney ! Simple goodness.
Laura Mckinney
Totally.....definately be making this agian.

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