4.8 from 10 votes
Review Recipe

Salsa Chicken and Rice Casserole

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Casserole
Cuisine Tex Mex
Tender chicken and rice in a zesty cheesy casserole.
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 diced red or green bell pepper I used half of each
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Zatarain's® Spanish Rice
  • 1 1/2 cup salsa divided (I used medium heat and the end result was a flavorful but mild dish, adjust heat to suit your preference!)
  • 1 15 oz can rinsed drained, black beans
  • 2/3 cup frozen corn
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

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  1. Preheat oven to 375F and lightly grease an 11"x7" casserole dish with butter. Set aside.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook onions and peppers in olive oil until tender (about 3-5 minutes). Add garlic and butter and cook until fragrant and butter is melted.

  3. Add water, ZATARAIN'S® Spanish Rice and 1/2 cup of salsa. Stir well and bring to a boil.

  4. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

  5. Add black beans, and corn and stir well. Transfer to prepared casserole dish and spread rice mixture in even layer into dish.
  6. Evenly spread shredded chicken over the top of the rice mixture. Top evenly with remaining 1 cup salsa and cover with cheddar cheese.

  7. Cover dish with foil and transfer to 375F oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  8. Serve, top with sour cream, cilantro, and corn chips, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Top with sour cream, cilantro, corn chips, and/or other desired toppings.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 363, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 475mg, Potassium: 508mg, Carbohydrates: 40g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 18g, Vitamin A: 505%, Vitamin C: 14.9%, Calcium: 143%, Iron: 2.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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