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spicy tex mex rice and chicken casserole

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

This casserole is my alternative to a noodle casserole, as my better half is not a big noodle fan. I also get to use my homemade HOT SALSA..this is scrumptious!

★★★★★ 5
serves several
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For spicy tex mex rice and chicken casserole

  • 1 1/3 c
    uncooked rice, i use uncle bens
  • 2 2/3 c
  • 4
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can
    10 3/4 oz cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can
    10 3/4 oz cream of mushroom soup, i also use golden mushroom
  • 2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 c
    monterey jack , shredded, or you can use a tex mex blend
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 1/2 c
    salsa, use any heat you want, i use my homemade hot salsa
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    tony chachere's creole seasoning ( optional)

How To Make spicy tex mex rice and chicken casserole

  • 1
    Gather your ingredients
  • 2
    Place the rice in the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  • 3
    Cook the chicken breast is saucepan; covering them with water. Bring to boil and cook for 20 minutes; or till done.
  • 4
    When chicken is done; remove from water, when cool enough, shred and add the seasoning, this is not a must, I like the added spice.
  • 5
    Preheat oven to 350 degree. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 6
    In a medium bowl; combine the cheeses
  • 7
    In a medium bowl; mix together soup, sour cream, onion, and salsa.
  • 8
    Layer 1/2 of the rice, 1/2 of the chicken, 1/2 of the soup and salsa mixture, and 1/2 of the cheese mixture in prepared dish. Repeat layers, ending with cheese.
  • 9
    Bake in preheated oven for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until bubbly.
  • Finished casserole.. I am not one for rice, but I went back for don't tell anyone!
    Let rest 20 to 30 minutes before serving, to let set up. I serve this with a dollop of sour cream and hot pepper flakes atop for more added heat; and garlic bread. Or perhaps a salad..This is a very versatile and tasty casserole! This freezes well also. I put it on a paper plate and vacuum sealed it. ENJOY!!