This green chile chicken and rice casserole is an easy meal to make any day of the week. Seasoned with our green chili seasoning this dish only involves a handful of ingredients to make a deliciously cheesy casserole.
It is always fun to find an easy meal that can be made in one dish and at any time of the week. Casseroles are a wonderful way to make an easy meal that you can prepare it ahead of time and just have to take it out and bake to perfection. They are great because usually they take few ingredients, can serve a crowd, and are easy if you know you are going to be busy.
This chicken casserole is one of those easy casseroles that you can make ahead of time as a full meal. It is a flavorful fun approach to the traditional chicken and rice dish. Adding green chilies, cream cheese, and our Chugwater Chili Green Chili Seasoning, this dish will become an ultimate family favorite. Not only is it cheesy and delicious but it also is an all-in-one meal that is great if you have a busy schedule whether it is work, school, or busy schedules with your kids.
Preparing the Green Chili Rice
In a large bowl combine the 2 cups chicken broth, 8 oz cream cheese, 2 cups instant rice, 8 oz green chilies, ¼ diced onion, 2 tablespoons Chugwater Chili Green Chili Seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix until blended.
Seasoning the Green Chile Chicken
Season 5 thawed chicken breasts with the remaining ½ tablespoon Green Chili Seasoning. Make sure each side is coated with some of the green chili seasoning.
Preparing the Casserole for Baking
Place the rice mixture on the bottom of a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Then place the seasoned chicken breasts on top of the rice.
Now you are ready to back this casserole dish.
How to Bake Green Chile Chicken and Rice Casserole
Bake covered at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. You can check if the chicken is done by slicing into one of the breasts to see if it is still pink on the inside or if it has cooked through.
About 10 minutes before the dish is done add 2 cups of shredded cheese on top. If you like a little extra cheese, you can add it if you want. Let melt.
Now you are ready to serve this fun chicken and rice casserole dish.
Serving the Green Chile Chicken and Rice Casserole
This is a fun and easy dish to serve because you just have to serve it as a full meal. Once you pull it out of the oven it is ready to go, you just need plates and silverware, then you can enjoy this cheesy green chili meal. This all-in-one casserole includes your meat and side dish. If you want you can serve a salad, biscuits or rolls, and other side dishes with this recipe. You can even serve your favorite dessert with it. There are a variety of ways you can serve this meal. It will become a quick favorite that you will be able to enjoy time and time again.
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