The “Lazy Wife” dish – layer all the ingredients and put the pan in the oven!

The “Lazy Wife” dish, also known as “Dump and Bake” or “One-Pot” meals, is a simple and convenient way to prepare a delicious meal with minimal effort. This method involves layering all the ingredients in a baking dish or casserole pan and then baking it in the oven until everything is cooked through. Here’s a basic recipe for a “Lazy Wife” dish:

Recipe: Lazy Wife Chicken and Rice Casserole


– 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
–  cup uncooked long-grain white rice
–  can (10.5 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
–  1/2 cups chicken broth
–  cup frozen mixed vegetables (such as peas, carrots, corn)
–  teaspoon garlic powder
–  teaspoon onion powder
– 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– Optional: grated cheese for topping


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter.

2. In the prepared baking dish, layer the uncooked rice evenly on the bottom.

3. Place the bite-sized pieces of chicken on top of the rice in an even layer.

4. Sprinkle the frozen mixed vegetables over the chicken.

5. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the condensed cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, salt, and pepper until smooth.

6. Pour the soup mixture evenly over the chicken and vegetables in the baking dish, making sure to cover everything.

7. Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil.

8. Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.

9. After 45 minutes, remove the foil from the baking dish and give the casserole a gentle stir to ensure the rice is evenly cooked and the chicken is cooked through.

10. If desired, sprinkle grated cheese over the top of the casserole.

11. Return the uncovered casserole to the oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the rice is tender.

12. Once cooked through, remove the casserole from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

13. Serve the “Lazy Wife” chicken and rice casserole hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.

This “Lazy Wife” dish is a comforting and satisfying meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights when you want something delicious but don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. Feel free to customize the recipe with your favorite vegetables, herbs, or seasonings to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy the simplicity and convenience of this easy one-pot meal!



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