I hope you had a wonderful restful weekend! We had a very productive one…..I am excited to share with you soon about what we have been up to….But since I have had zero time to get it all out of my head….I will share this yummy weeknight recipe instead:) Will spill beans soon….

My mom would make a casserole very similar to this one when I was growing up. Hers had dried beef on the bottom layer…and I think it also had sour cream in it.  I was in a “use what I have” mode…so I used bacon…cause you know this girl never runs out of bacon!!! :) Don’t you think you could put bacon on almost anything…and it would make it better? Yes, you know I love bacon….and here is yet one more way to enjoy it. This recipe works so well because the fat from the bacon keeps the boneless chicken moist and tender….since boneless cutlets don’t have any fat…you need something like bacon to prevent it from drying out. This casserole is a perfect weeknight meal…comes together so quick and only takes 30 minutes to cook. Make a side salad and you are done!

(Sorry for the poor quality pics….I was hungry;)

chicken bacon casserole recipe @cleverlyinspired (1)


No canned soup used in this recipe either…which cuts down your sodium…and I promise it just as easy as opening a can of soup!

Please note: use a pan smaller than 9 by 13…you need the sauce and chicken to be surrounding the rice for it to cook. My pan is 8 by 10 or so.


chicken bacon casserole recipe @cleverlyinspired (2)

Chicken Bacon Casserole

Tracie at CleverlyInspired
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 4 -6


  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1 cup brown rice uncooked or white
  • 2 large boneless chicken breast cut them in half
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 3 T butter
  • 1/2 C chicken broth
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1 T flour
  • salt pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Melt butter and in a small pan.
  • Whisk in flour for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add in broth and milk.
  • Return to heat and let thicken for about 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, layer baking pan (use a smaller casserole pan 8 x 10 or so) with bacon.
  • Pour rice on top of bacon
  • Place chicken on top of rice.
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Slowly pour soup mixture on top.
  • Sprinkle with herbs. Cover with foil and bake 30 min.


Have a great Monday!


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. I tried this recipe and none of my rice was done– very crunchy. I followed the recipe to the “t”. Did you use minute rice perhaps?

    1. Oh boo! I’m so sorry! I did use a smaller pan (8 by 10 or so). I used brown rice…but it wasn’t instant. I’m so sorry that happened!!

      1. I also used a pan around the size– the only difference I see is mine wasn’t glass it was metal. The chicken was super flavorful. Not a total bust– I wonder if I poured the rue over the rice then added the chicken. I may try it again.

        1. Try instant rice too….maybe my vision was off that day:) xoxo

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