Cheesy Chicken Rice Casserole


  • 2 boxes of rice ($1.28 each)
  • 1 can of chicken ($1.26)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (around $2)

Total estimated cost: $8


  1. Follow the directions on the rice boxes to cook the rice. Prepare the rice according to the package instructions.
  2. While the rice is cooking, open the can of chicken and drain any excess liquid.
  3. Once the rice is cooked, fluff it with a fork and then gently fold in the canned chicken, making sure to mix evenly.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  5. Transfer the rice and chicken mixture into a baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  6. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of the rice and chicken mixture.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

This quick and easy Cheesy Chicken Rice Casserole is a budget-friendly meal that can feed 2 adults with leftovers. Enjoy a delicious and satisfying dish without breaking the bank!

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