Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sunday Chicken--on Wednesday

RileyAdamsFoodBlogPostpic_thumb_thumb[3]It's hard to beat Sunday afternoons!

In many Southern households, the relaxing (and/or napping) starts after church. You leave from the 11:00 service, head home, have a nice big lunch, read the paper…and maybe rest your eyes just a little. :)

Sometimes, you have Sunday dinner, which is really a fancy lunch. If it’s the middle of the day in the South and you’re having your big meal, then you call it dinner. You might have fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, and biscuits.

But the recipe I’m sharing today won’t be appropriate for post-church cooking, unless you want a really late meal. Although you put it together in less than 10 minutes, it does need 2 hours in the oven.

But if you’ve gone to early service and want lunch at the regular time, it’s perfect. And it’s great to put this dish together and let it cook for its two hour oven-time while you’re taking your Sunday afternoon nap.

Sunday Chicken and Rice


2 cups fast-cooking rice, uncooked
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
3/4—1 cup of white wine
8 halved chicken breasts, boneless
2 packages onion soup mix

Preheat oven to 325. Put rice, uncooked, in the bottom of a 9 x 13 dish. Mix the soups and spoon it over the rice. Pour wine evenly over the mixture (make sure the rice is moist.)

Place the chicken breasts on top of the rice mixture. Sprinkle the top of the chicken with the onion soup mix (sometimes I don’t use the whole 2 envelopes of mix…just eyeball it.)

Cover with foil and cook for 2 hours.

Enjoy! :)

Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig


  1. I love a meal that I could put in an oven for 2 hours. It looks delicious.

  2. These are indeed the meals my mother made... Someone should collect all those recipes somewhere. Needs to get served on a biscuit.

    Thanks for the nostalgia

  3. Another big YUM!!!!!! and oh, yes - with a biscuit - great idea!

  4. No matter how long it takes, it looks delicious and sounds like a perfect Sunday meal.

    Thoughts in Progress

  5. This is great, Elizabeth. I love recipes like this one that you can put in the oven and forget about for a while. Perfect size, too. Thanks!

  6. Your description of a Southern Sunday is wonderful - it takes me back to the big, midday Sunday and holiday "suppers" of my Italian family. :) I also like the idea of adding white wine to an easy chicken casserole. Thanks for another great Southern comfort recipe, Elizabeth (Riley).

    ~ Cleo
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  7. I think in Ohio this was called "No Peek Chicken." It sounds great, but sadly, I can't make it - way too much salt in the three soups.

  8. Dru--Hope you'll enjoy it...and thanks for coming by!

    A Year on the Grill--Oh, I'm all about making comfort food like Mama made!

    Kaye--Biscuits are the best! I need to post some biscuit recipes soon.

    Mason--Thanks so much!

    November 10, 2010 8:53 AM
    Julie--It's nice to do all the work quickly and relax for a while before eating! :)

    Cleo--It's Southern comfort, all right! Sounds like you've had some happy Sunday meals in your family, too!

    Cindy--It's a little salty, definitely. Hmm...maybe some low-sodium? And you could probably substitute some onions for the onion soup. :)

  9. Sounds easy and like major comfort food.


  10. Mmmm, I can just imagine how heavenly this smells for most of those two hours it's in the oven!

  11. Does anyone else find it humorous that fast cooking rice takes two hours in the oven? It sounds like a super recipe, Elizabeth!

    ~ Krista

  12. Laineshots--It does. :) And then I feel so productive that entire 2 hours. I cooked! I always feel so smug...