This souped-up, cheese-topped casserole makes weeknight cooking a breeze. It takes just 10 minutes to put together before you pop it in the oven, and the bold southwestern flavor makes it a family favorite dish.
cost per recipe: $8.59
Stir the soup, water, picante sauce, rice, onion powder and corn in a 12 x 8-inch shallow baking dish.
Top with the chicken. Season the chicken as desired. Cover the dish.
Bake at 375°F. for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender. Top with the cheese.
I changed this recipe a little and used half a can of the cream of chicken and half a can of a southwestern soup and added some black beans and onions and topped it with sour cream it was amazin! thank you for saving me when i couldnt come up with a dinner idea for my roommate and i on my night to cook!
Souper Easy Tex-Mex!
I love casseroles like this one. It's what I call a fly by the seat of your pants casserole. I swapped the Picante sauce for a can of Ro-Tel. I drained the Ro-Tel into a measuring cup & did the same with a can of pinto beans, added a little h2o & seasonings, mixed it all together, topped it with a huge boneless skinless chicken breast cut into chunks and popped it in the oven. I tasted it before I added the cheese. I love adding the pintos with jalapeños. I'm popping a cookie sheet of cut up corn tortillas in the oven for homemade chips to go with the casserole tonight.
Southwestern Chicken & Rice Casserole
My husband and I both like dishes with a lot of flavor and this one provides exactly that. This recipe will be used numerous times in our kitchen!
This casserole gives a great basic Mexican-like taste and is very easy. I used cream of mushroom soup on accident and it turned out fine. I also suggest increasing the cheese to as much as 2 cups depending on taste. Next time I may add corn chips or even corn flakes to the mix near the end. The only slight question here is the chicken breasts - they can come out a little dry or bland so you may want to marinate them first or really spice them up.
This recipe is AWESOME! very similar to the packaged box they used to have. I am so very glad i foudn this recipe.