No Peek Chicken

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No Peek Chicken is a one pot dish made with boneless chicken breasts and seasoned wild rice. This easy dinner recipe cooks in less than an hour and is always a family favorite!

no peek chicken with wild rice and carrots on a white plate.
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What is No Peek Chicken?

Have you heard of the classic No Peek Chicken recipe that contains white rice and cream of mushroom soup? It's usually topped with dry onion soup mix and mixed with canned soups of some type.

However, this version of no peek chicken casserole skips the 'cream of soups' and adds a delicious honey mustard sauce instead. The end result is a tender chicken and rice dish that picky eaters will gobble up before you can say "did you like it?"

Simply mix all of the ingredients in a dutch oven, slow cooker or baking dish and cover with a lid or aluminum foil. The best part is there's 'no peeking' until the cook time is done!

Keeping the lid on the pot allows the steam to cook the rice and chicken to the perfect temperature so it's moist and juicy. Just set it and forget it until the kitchen timer goes off! No peeking!

Ingredients

I love chicken recipes that use simple ingredients. There are only 5 ingredients in this one pot meal which makes prep and clean up a breeze!

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • wild rice with seasoning packet
  • water
  • melted butter (or olive oil)
  • everything bagel seasoning
ingredients needed for no peek chicken recipe.

How to Make It

1 - In a large dutch oven or baking dish, add 2 cups of water, then stir in seasoning packet with rice. Add butter or olive oil.

2 - Arrange raw chicken breasts on top of uncooked rice and water.

chicken in water with butter in dutch oven before cooking.

3 - Sprinkle chicken with everything bagel seasoning. Close lid on dutch oven or cover baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes until rice and chicken are cooked throughout. No peeking until the 50 minutes is up!

When it's time to open the lid, you'll find a delicious dinner that the whole family will love! Just fluff the rice and serve with or without Creamy Honey Mustard Sauce. But trust, me....the sauce makes the dish!

no peek chicken after it has been cooked in a dutch oven on rice.

Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

After you remove this classic recipe from the oven, take it to the next level by drizzling my creamy honey mustard sauce on top! Here's what you'll need...

  • mayonnaise
  • stone ground mustard
  • honey
  • Texas Pete dust
  • garlic powder

To make this savory sauce, mix all ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle over poultry while it is still warm from the oven. Serve immediately for best results.

Recipe Tips

If using a larger piece of poultry or the bone-in type, adjust the baking time until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. You may have to add more water if the cooking time changes.

Different oven models and types of pots can affect the outcome. At the end of 50 minutes if the rice isn't cooked, place it back in the oven until it's done. I recommend using a 6 quart dutch oven with a lid for best results.

Serve this recipe with Maple Bourbon Glazed Carrots or Green Bean Casserole for a complete meal.

Substitutions

  • Looking to save money? Cut 2 large boneless breasts in half to create 4 smaller pieces.
  • You could also substitute chicken thighs, brown rice, or chicken tenders if preferred. This dish is also great with pork chops!
  • Save time by purchasing bottled honey mustard sauce at the grocery store. Or, use another creamy sauce like Alfredo or Parmesan.

Recipe FAQS

What is wild rice?

Long grain rice is usually the main ingredient in a wild rice blend. The type of rice you need for this recipe includes the seasoning in the box of rice. Uncle Ben's sells wild rice and so does Aldi which is the brand I use. It will either come in its own packet or be mixed together. Either way works fine.

How do you know if the liquid level is right?

Using 2 cups of water works perfectly when making this chicken and rice bake. Make sure you only cook it for the allotted time and don't peek in the pot or it will allow all the steam to escape which could affect the liquid levels.

Can I add cheese to this recipe?

Absolutely! Shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese tastes amazing on top of this casserole. Just add cheese after the dish is finished cooking and pop in the oven for a few more minutes until it is melted.

Can other types of rice be used instead of wild rice?

Sure! The only difference between white rice and wild rice is it can sometimes get mushy when cooked too long. I prefer the wild rice blend and the seasoning packet that comes with it works perfectly in this dish.

Crock Pot Instructions

To make this dish in a crock pot or slow cooker, stir the rice mix and water together. Place poultry on top of rice and sprinkle with bagel seasoning. Close lid and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours without opening the lid.

Can This Recipe be Frozen?

You can freeze this recipe after it has cooled to room temperature by wrapping tightly and storing in an airtight container. It can be frozen for up to 3 months.

dutch oven filled with rice, chicken and carrots.

Storing Leftovers

Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Reheat in the microwave at 30 second intervals or in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes until heated through.

Recipe Card

no peek chicken with honey mustard dressing on rice and carrots.

No Peek Chicken Recipe

No Peek Chicken is a one pot dish made with boneless chicken breasts and seasoned wild rice. This easy dinner recipe cooks in less than one hour and is always a family favorite!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Dutch Oven, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 363kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Equipment

Ingredients

No Peek Chicken

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (6 oz. box) long grain wild rice mix (contains seasoning)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter (or olive oil)
  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon everything bagel seasoning

Honey Mustard Sauce

Instructions

No Peek Chicken

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large dutch oven or 13 x 9 inch baking dish, add 2 cups of water, then stir in seasoning packet with rice.
  • Add butter or olive oil.
  • Arrange raw chicken breasts on top of uncooked rice and water.
  • Sprinkle chicken with bagel seasoning.
  • Close lid on dutch oven or tightly cover 13 x 9 inch baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 50 minutes until rice and chicken are cooked throughout. Don't peek until time is up!
  • Open lid and fluff rice. Serve chicken over rice and spoon honey mustard sauce over chicken.

Honey Mustard Sauce

  • Mix mayonnaise, mustard, honey, Texas Pete dust and garlic powder together in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle honey mustard sauce over warm chicken before serving.

Notes

  • Keep lid or foil closed on pot or dish until cooking time is over or steam will escape. This can change the quality of the dish.
  • If you can't find Texas Pete Dust at your local grocery store, use cayenne pepper instead, but only use a small dash because it's stronger.  It's also fine to leave it out completely if you don't like spicy food.
  • If using larger chicken breasts, you may need more water and a longer baking time. Adjust time accordingly since all ovens are different.
  • Serve No Peek Chicken with Maple Bourbon Glazed Carrots shown in the photograph. It's the perfect match!

Nutrition

Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 555mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I've been making no peek chicken for years but this recipe gives me a whole new way of doing it! Can't wait to try your honey mustard sauce and I love that you omit the condensed soup that has MSG in it. Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    You had me at one dish 🤩. I’m so excited to have one more healthy recipe in my weeknight arsenal for feeding my hungry crew!! Excellent recipe!!!

  3. 5 stars
    A simple amazing recipe that has wild rice, what could be better to put it together and not peek. My kind of cooking Debi, we always love your recipes!

  4. 5 stars
    This is the absolute most delicious chicken and rice dish ever! Such amazing flavors and so easy to make!

  5. 5 stars
    Love this tasty chicken recipe. What a great easy dinner recipe. And those carrots. Wow they look delicious too!

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