Forgotten Chicken

“Forgotten Chicken” is a classic slow-cooked dish that combines chicken with creamy soup and seasoning. It’s called “forgotten” because the dish is left to cook in the oven for an extended period, allowing the flavors to meld and the chicken to become tender. Here’s a simple recipe for Forgotten Chicken:


  • 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup rice (uncooked)
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter, sliced into thin pats
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 250°F (120°C).

2. Prepare the Dish:

  • In a large baking dish, combine the cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth, uncooked rice, sliced onions, garlic powder, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

3. Add Chicken:

  • Place the boneless, skinless chicken breasts on top of the rice mixture.

4. Dot with Butter:

  • Place thin slices of butter over the top of the chicken breasts.

5. Cover and Bake:

  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 4 to 5 hours. This slow cooking process allows the chicken to become tender and the flavors to meld.

6. Check for Doneness:

  • About 4 hours into the cooking time, check the chicken for doneness. It should be cooked through and tender. If needed, continue cooking for an additional 1 hour.

7. Garnish and Serve:

  • Once the chicken is cooked, remove the dish from the oven. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

8. Serve:

  • Serve the Forgotten Chicken directly from the baking dish, allowing everyone to scoop out a portion of the creamy rice and tender chicken.

This dish is known for its simplicity and the way it transforms basic ingredients into a comforting and flavorful meal. The slow cooking process allows the rice to absorb the creamy sauce, resulting in a delicious and satisfying dish.

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