1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 (3 1/2) pound broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed
cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 cup milk
1 celery rib, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup slivered almonds, divided
Place the rice in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish; top with chicken. In a bowl, combine soup, milk, celery, onion, parsley, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup of almonds. Pour over chicken. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining almonds.
Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes longer or until meat juices run clear.