Easy Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe | Yummly

Easy Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole

Holly Berry: "Very tasty! I added corn and some peppers and use…" Read More
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This Mexican-inspired chicken and rice casserole is easy to make and requires minimal clean-up, making it a perfect flavorful weeknight dinner.


  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 3 cups cooked chicken (diced or shredded)
  • 2 1/4 cups prepared salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 scallions (large, minced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese (for casserole)
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese (for topping)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium23% DV560mg
    Fat17% DV11g
    Protein35% DV18g
    Carbs8% DV23g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories260Calories from Fat100
    Total Fat11g17%
    Saturated Fat5g25%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat100
    Total Carbohydrate23g8%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Nasser S. 5 days ago
    Was ok, kind of tasted like a enchilada, not my favorite, little chance of marking again.
    kenny monteer 2 months ago
    It was OK. Not really my thing. Pro- easy and quick Con- kinda bland
    Holly Berry 3 months ago
    Very tasty! I added corn and some peppers and used yellow rice. Delish
    Jo LeRoy 3 months ago
    I have made this countless times! I’ve landed on a couple permanent tweaks to make this how my family likes it: add a diced green pepper, a small tin of green chilies, and a cup of frozen corn. I think it would be great with black beans too!
    Jonathan Ramirez 3 months ago
    Turned our great. Really good. Definitely making again
    D 3 months ago
    It was super easy and tasted great! Will definitely make it again.
    Candace Scalia 4 months ago
    Yum! Even my picky 2 year old couldn’t get enough.
    Jennifer Cranfield 6 months ago
    This recipe was super easy, and very flavorful! my family loved it! I did use brown rice instead but still delicious.
    Yeny Gallego 6 months ago
    super easy to make. directions were easy to follow. I add corn and my family loved it.
    Allison 8 months ago
    Great! I added corn off the cob for an added crunch. Was great w some cornbread.
    Aim 8 months ago
    Excellent! I substituted pork for chicken. The dish was a hit with the whole family (even the pickiest of eaters).