No Peek Chicken

Introducing the “No Peek Chicken,” a wonderfully simple and comforting dish that’s perfect for busy weeknights or when you just want a delicious meal without much fuss. This recipe is all about convenience and flavor, combining tender chicken with a creamy, aromatic rice mixture.

The beauty of this dish lies in its ‘no peek’ method, where everything cooks together in the oven, melding the flavors into a delightful harmony. So, pop it in the oven, set your timer, and relax—dinner will be ready before you know it, no peeking necessary!


  • Cooking spray
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme as an alternative)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons all-purpose seasoning (or use salt and pepper as an alternative)


  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an oven-safe dish with cooking spray.
  2. Mix Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the rice, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, chopped onion, red bell pepper, and oregano. Mix everything well to ensure the rice is evenly coated and the ingredients are well distributed.
  3. Assemble the Dish: Pour the rice mixture into the prepared baking dish. Season the chicken thighs with the all-purpose seasoning, then place them on top of the rice mixture.
  4. Cover and Cook: Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil. Place it in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. The key to this dish is not to peek; keeping the dish covered helps the rice cook perfectly and keeps the chicken moist and tender.
  5. Check for Doneness: After the timer goes off, check the chicken with an instant-read thermometer to ensure it has reached an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  6. Serve: Let the dish stand for a few minutes after removing it from the Sunday afternoon. Serve hot for a comforting and satisfying meal.

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