- Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 272.1
- Total Fat: 7.0 g
- Cholesterol: 53.6 mg
- Sodium: 909.1 mg
- Total Carbs: 28.9 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
- Protein: 23.7 g
Missy's Chicken & Rice Mexican-Style CasseroleSubmitted by: YATMAMA
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast or tenders
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 toe garlic
1 box Rice-a-Roni chicken flavor (dry mix only, not as prepared)
1 14 oz can chicken broth
2 cups water
1 cup diced and seeded fresh tomato
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
4 tablespoons canned chopped chile peppers
1 teaspoon dried basil
1.5 teaspoons chili powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
dash of cayenne
1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Heat cast iron skillet with olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and red and green peppers and cook until tender. Add Rice-a-Roni mix with seasoning packet and stir for a couple minutes, until vermicelli is golden brown. Add chicken broth and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Mixture will remain moist.
Place rice mixture, chicken, tomatoes, chile peppers, and seasonings in a large mixing bowl and blend well.
Pour the entire mixture into a two quart, lidded casserole dish. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese atop the casserole.
Yields six equal sized servings.
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user YATMAMA.
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So good! We really enjoyed this, and I will make it again, and often! - 11/15/09
Reply from YATMAMA (11/15/09)
I'm so glad you liked. It's one of our favorites, too!
My husband and I really love this dish! Thanks for sharing :) - 4/19/11
Reply from YATMAMA (4/19/11)
I'm so glad you liked it!
I thought this was tasty :-) Chicken needed to cook longer than 30 min. I would probably sautee a little next time. - 1/18/10
Reply from YATMAMA (1/19/10)
I'm glad you enjoyed it!
This sounds good. I am saving it and will definitely try it out. Thanks for sharing. - 12/19/09
Reply from YATMAMA (12/19/09)
I hope you enjoy it!!