Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole

Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole

Throw together this Mexican rice casserole in minutes, with chicken breasts under creamy soups, tortilla chips, and Mexican-style tomatoes.

Ready in: 1 h 45 m

Calories: 363

Ingredients

  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (14 ounce) package instant rice
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can water
  • 2/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 12 corn tortilla chips, crumbled, or more to taste
  • Recipe Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    2. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of a casserole dish. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. Combine Mexican-style tomatoes, rice, celery soup, and chicken soup in a bowl. Pour mixture over the chicken breasts. Cover casserole with aluminum foil.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 1 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
    5. Remove aluminum foil. Add Mexican cheese blend and tortilla chips to casserole. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 minutes.

    Directions

    • Prep10 m
    • Cook1 h 35 m
    • Ready In1 h 45 m
    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    2. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of a casserole dish. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. Combine Mexican-style tomatoes, rice, celery soup, and chicken soup in a bowl. Pour mixture over the chicken breasts. Cover casserole with aluminum foil.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 1 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
    5. Remove aluminum foil. Add Mexican cheese blend and tortilla chips to casserole. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 minutes.

      Nutrition Facts

      Per Serving: 363 calories; 9.5 g fat; 51.5 g carbohydrates; 17.1 g protein; 41 mg cholesterol; 797 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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