Mexican Rice Casserole

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This recipe is a family favorite and is versatile. You can use any type of meat you prefer. I have made it with ground beef and strips of steak. It can be topped with jalapenos, if you want it spicy hot.

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Mexican Rice Casserole

My spin on Mexican Rice.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Main Course
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Total Cook Time: 30 to 60 minutes
Keyword: chicken, rice
Servings: 8
Calories: 317kcal

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Author: Cheryl Deig




  • Put chicken in a baking dish. season chicken with a little salt and pepper and put a cup of chicken broth in and cover. bake at 350℉ for 30 to 40 minutes or until falling apart.
  • while chicken is cooking, cook the rice.
  • shred chicken in baking dish
  • add salsa to the chicken and stir well.
  • put rice in a greased 9x13 baking pan.
  • spread rice out leaving a hollowed-out area in the center.
  • put chicken and salsa mixture in the center of rice and spread out.
  • cover top with the shredded cheese.
  • bake at 350℉ for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown.
  • remove from oven and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 207IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1mg

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