French Onion Dip Chicken & Rice Casserole


This creamy French onion dip chicken and rice casserole topped with crispy potato chips is perfect for game day or whenever you want a comforting meal the whole family will love.

French Onion Dip Chicken & Rice Casserole
Photo: Greg Dupree
Active Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced (about 6 cups)

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¾ cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

  • 2 cups cooked long-grain brown rice

  • 1 ½ cups coarsely crushed crinkle-cut potato chips

  • Chopped fresh chives for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat an 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent and starting to brown, about 20 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring often, until the onions are very tender and brown throughout, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Combine cream cheese, yogurt, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Fold in chicken, rice and the cooked onions. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with crushed potato chips and cover with foil.

  3. Bake until bubbly, about 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking until the topping is crispy and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Garnish with chives, if desired.

To make ahead

Prepare through Step 2 and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month (thaw in the refrigerator overnight before baking).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
22g Fat
30g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size about 1 cup
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Vitamin A 532IU 11%
Sodium 421mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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