Relax...it takes just 10 minutes to put together this kicked-up casserole, and the whole family will be thrilled when it comes out of the oven.
cost per recipe: $9.61
Stir the picante sauce, water, corn and rice in an 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking dish. Top with the chicken. Sprinkle the chicken with the paprika. Cover the baking dish.
Bake at 375°F. for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender. Sprinkle with the cheese.
For Zestier Chicken...
This is a good, quick meal however we found the chicken really demanded some attention in the "zing" department.
Alternative: Use about 8 ounces of medium Pace Picante sauce as a marinade. Pierce chicken breasts several times with a fork, place in a zip-lock bag with the Picante sauce. Seal bag and marinade 4 hours or longer, up to over night.
When preparing the dish, add about 1/4 cup more water to the remaining 8 oz of Picante (or buy the 24 oz jar to start with). If corn doesn't suit you, substitute "French cut" green beans.
Picante Chicken & Rice Bake
A great recipe, we doubled the corn and rice.
This is a great, quick recipe. My two kids and husband all really liked it.
The family enjoyed this dish. I added a cup of black beans, and I only went with a half-cup of rice (3/4th cup seemed a little too much). The kids put crushed tortilla chips on top of the portion that was put on their plate. As already stated, recipe is super-easy. I will certainly make it again.
I was serving fresh corn on the cob, so I subbed a can of drained and rinsed black beans. Yummy!
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.