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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fiesta Chicken Casserole


We've been making a lot of Mexican beef casseroles, so I thought it was time to try a Mexican chicken casserole.  This is very similar to King Ranch Chicken but with rice.

This is a really quick weeknight meal.  I used some leftover rotisserie chicken for the casserole and it came together in less than 5 minutes.  This was great!  We both cleaned our plates and went back for seconds.  It was hard to stop eating.  It was even good the next day for lunch.   Next time I make this (there will be a next time) I might use Doritos instead of plain tortilla chips.  I think that would put this over the top!






Fiesta Chicken Casserole
(Printable Recipe)

3 cup cooked chopped chicken
1 cup instant rice (uncooked)
1 can cream of chicken soup (I used 98% fat free)
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and chiles, undrained
1 Tbsp Southwestern or Taco seasoning
2 Tbsp milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips or Doritos

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine chicken, rice, soup, Rotel, seasoning, milk and 1 1/2 cups of cheese.  Pour into a lightly greased 9x9 pan.  Cover and bake for 30 minutes.  Top casserole with crushed chips and remaining cheese, bake uncovered for 5-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.


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27 comments:

  1. I have a couple of Mexi-casseroles that use Doritos... believe me, it makes a HUGE difference!

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  2. Hi! So, I made your butterfinger bites.. oh man, amazing. So delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I blogged about it today! :) Happy Tuesday!

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  3. I can see eating seconds (and maybe thirds) of that!

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  4. Looks yummy! Now I know what I'll use the crock pot chicken for after today.
    Where did you get the dish used in the picture? Love it.

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  5. This looks so delicious! I always enjoy seeing what you come up with and as an Auburn fan I love watching you succeed! I'm hosting a contest at kirbyathome.blogspot.com for a free digital scrapbook software that you may like! You should check it out! War Eagle!

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  6. Thanks for this recipe! I am a new subscriber to your blog and so far, I have been saving most of your recipes in my recipe file. This one will be on the table this week!

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  7. Susie - I got the dish from Willow House. I love it and use it all the time!

    Cinnabar 8x8 dish

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  8. This looks like the perfect comfort food. Ole to you!

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  9. I have some sort of mexican casserole on our menu at least twice this month but this one might be making it to next month's! it looks yummy!!!

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  10. I sent this recipe to my husband yesterday as soon as I saw it. He was so excited to try it, so we had it for dinner last night. It was REALLY yummy and very filling! We WILL be making this again!! Thanks Stephanie!

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  11. Yum, yum. This looks so easy to put together and we love all those great flavors.

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  12. I make this recipe with a block of velveeta instead of cheddar cheese and it is wonderful!! I also use doritos. We eat ours over rice but I will try this one with it in the casserole.

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  13. We really like this one, Steph! Very creative spin.

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  14. This looks excellent, and how adorable is your page... I love it.
    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

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  15. I made this and wrote about it here. I used leftover turkey from Thanksgiving and it was super yummy. Thank you for posting such awesome recipes. I just love reading your blog.

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  16. I'm definitely making this next week! What kind of doritos would you suggest? The Nacho cheese?

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  17. Miranda - I used the nacho cheese flavor.

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  18. I made this tonight with homemade tortilla chips, as I didn't have any store-bought but I did have corn tortillas on-hand. It was a great recipe! Husband and toddler loved it....win-win!

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  19. made this tonight, delicious!! i used shredded chicken. amazing! thank you!

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  20. This is a big favorite in my house!! I use Doritos too...the Spicy Sweet Chili flavored make it so good!!!

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  21. Oh boy does this look good! Gotta try it! :)

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  22. That looks sooo yummy! It's in my recipe queue!

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  23. I enjoy so many of your recipes but this one was extra awesome. I keep most of these ingredients stocked and this is such a great way to use up extra chicken or corn chips! This is sure to become a regular in my rotation. Thanks!!

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  25. What size can of tomatoes do you use? Can I use regular rice instead of minute rice? Looks and sounds yummy. Thanks!

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    1. you will need to adjust the water and cooking time if using regular rice. I am not sure what that would be. The Rotel tomatoes only come in one size. I think it is around 11oz.

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  26. Made this last night and my husband and I really liked it! Has great flavor and love how easy it is. Will definitely be added to my menu rotation!

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