Mexican Chicken Rice Casserole

Looking for a south of the border casserole. Try this yummy Mexican Chicken Rice Casserole with so many zesty flavors

Looking for a south of the border casserole. Try this yummy Mexican Chicken Rice Casserole with so many zesty flavors

I love a good casserole for the 2 of us.  We can usually have a few meals from it and if needed, some can go in the freezer for a quick meal later or cut it in half for just one meal with a bit for leftovers the next day.  The recipe is great for a family and serves many.

One of those recipes is Mexican Chicken Rice Casserole.  It’s so yummy with ingredients we all usually have on hand.

Looking for a south of the border casserole. Try this yummy Mexican Chicken Rice Casserole with so many zesty flavors

There is a rub for the chicken which gives it such a great flavor. Just rub each piece of the chicken well and set it aside.

Looking for a south of the border casserole. Try this yummy Mexican Chicken Rice Casserole with so many zesty flavors

Prepare the rice mixture in one pot. I love my large 8 cup measuring cup for mixes like this which makes it easy to pour. Place the rice mixture in a 9 x 13 baking dish, and then place the chicken pieces where the mixture will cover them.

Looking for a south of the border casserole. Try this yummy Mexican Chicken Rice Casserole with so many zesty flavors

The chicken always comes out fork tender and I get to hear those words every time I make this from Mr. G.  It’s a keeper!!

Looking for a south of the border casserole. Try this yummy Mexican Chicken Rice Casserole with so many zesty flavors
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Mexican Chicken Rice Casserole

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Casserole
Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

RUB FOR CHICKEN
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
OTHER INGREDIENTS
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn I use can corn
  • 1 jar salsa
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice and zest of 2 limes
  • 1 cup uncooked, brown or white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Fresh cilantro optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Mix all seasoning to make your rub. Once mixed, rub all over both sides of your chicken and set aside.
  • Using a deep 9 x 13 casserole dish: mix beans, corn, salsa, chicken stock, water, lime juice, lime zest, and uncooked rice. Stir until combined and then tuck your chicken into the mixture and push the chicken all the way to the bottom of the dish letting the rice surround them.
  • Cover tightly with foil and bake for 1 hour.
  • Uncover, top everything with shredded cheese and fresh chopped cilantro, and put back in the oven at until cheese is melted and bubbly for about 10 minutes.
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Enjoy,

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16 Comments

    1. We like a little bite to it too. I like spicy. Makes you remember what you had for dinner the next day. Thanks for stopping by.

  1. Looks delicious! I love casseroles because I can freeze them easily and pull them out on a really busy night 🙂

  2. Tammy, this looks amazing! I’m sure my husband is going to love it too. With 3 grandsons all playing baseball, I need casseroles that I can just pop in the oven. Thanks for linking up to Creative Spark.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

  3. Hi Tammy. Thanks for linking up at #PintasticPinterestingParty! This looks delicious and we love mexican casseroles. I am going to pass it along to my daughter as I think she would enjoy it as well. Thanks again for sharing.

  4. Hi Tammy, this recipe looks really good and something my family would love. I pinned and congrats on the feature!
    Julie

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