Cheesy Chicken Over Rice Mississippi School Recipe

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Cheesy Chicken over Rice is a delicious and comforting dish that is popular in Mississippi schools. This recipe combines tender chicken, creamy cheese sauce, and fluffy rice to create a satisfying meal. It is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a potluck gathering. The prep time for this recipe is 15 minutes and the cook time is 30 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked rice

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook until they are browned on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.
  4. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  5. In the same skillet, whisk together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
  6. Gradually pour in the milk while whisking constantly to avoid lumps.
  7. Cook the sauce over medium heat until it thickens, stirring occasionally.
  8. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted and smooth.
  9. Place the cooked rice in a greased baking dish.
  10. Arrange the chicken breasts on top of the rice.
  11. Pour the cheese sauce over the chicken and rice, making sure to cover everything evenly.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese sauce is bubbly and golden.