Missy's Chicken & Rice Mexican-Style Casserole

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Nutritional Info
  • 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

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Number of Servings: 6


    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


Preheat oven at 400 degrees.

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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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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!

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  • Incredible!
    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!

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  • Good
    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!

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  • 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!!

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