Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole

Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole – seriously delicious! We ate this for dinner and reheated for lunch the next day. Chicken, yellow rice, cream of chicken soup, corn, black beans, rotel diced tomatoes, and green chiles and cheese. Use a rotisserie chicken and this is ready to bake in minutes. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Everyone LOVES this quick and easy weeknight casserole recipe!

Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole - seriously delicious! We ate this for dinner and reheated for lunch the next day. Chicken, yellow rice, cream of chicken soup, corn, black beans, rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles and cheese.Use a rotisserie chicken and this is ready to bake in minutes. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Everyone LOVES this quick and easy weeknight casserole recipe! #freezermeal #chicken #casserole #mexican #chickencasserole

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I am in LOVE with this Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole! It is SOOOOO good!!! I ate way too much of this yummy casserole. Chicken, yellow rice, corn, black beans, diced tomatoes and green chiles and cheese. Loaded with all of my favorites. YUM! We ate this for dinner and lunch again the next day.

Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole - seriously delicious! We ate this for dinner and reheated for lunch the next day. Chicken, yellow rice, cream of chicken soup, corn, black beans, rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles and cheese.Use a rotisserie chicken and this is ready to bake in minutes. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Everyone LOVES this quick and easy weeknight casserole recipe! #freezermeal #chicken #casserole #mexican #chickencasserole

How to Make Chicken and Yellow Rice Casserole

This Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole is very easy to make. Simply make the yellow rice and then mix everything together and spread into the baking dish. This uses Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles. If you are worried about the heat, just make sure to buy the mild Rotel.

I used a rotisserie chicken in this casserole and it came together in no time. I always have some pulled rotisserie chicken in the freezer to make quick and easy casseroles like this. It is a HUGE timesaver. It is my number one time-saving tip!

Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole - seriously delicious! We ate this for dinner and reheated for lunch the next day. Chicken, yellow rice, cream of chicken soup, corn, black beans, rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles and cheese.Use a rotisserie chicken and this is ready to bake in minutes. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Everyone LOVES this quick and easy weeknight casserole recipe! #freezermeal #chicken #casserole #mexican #chickencasserole

Can Chicken & Rice Casserole be Frozen?

Absolutely! You can make this casserole ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. You can even split this between two pans. Bake one now and freeze one unbaked for later. I love recipes that are double-duty! If you are baking this casserole after freezing, thaw the casserole completely and then bake as listed below.

Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole - seriously delicious! We ate this for dinner and reheated for lunch the next day. Chicken, yellow rice, cream of chicken soup, corn, black beans, rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles and cheese.Use a rotisserie chicken and this is ready to bake in minutes. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Everyone LOVES this quick and easy weeknight casserole recipe! #freezermeal #chicken #casserole #mexican #chickencasserole

What to serve with Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole

You don’t need a lot of side dishes to go with this easy chicken casserole. Here are a few of our favorite recipes that go great with this casserole:

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southwestern chicken & yellow rice casserole

Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole – seriously delicious! We ate this for dinner and reheated for lunch the next day. Chicken, yellow rice, cream of chicken soup, corn, black beans, rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles and cheese.Use a rotisserie chicken and this is ready to bake in minutes. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Everyone LOVES this quick and easy weeknight casserole recipe! #freezermeal #chicken #casserole #mexican #chickencasserole

Ingredients:

  • 2 (5-oz) packages yellow rice
  • 2 (11-oz) cans Mexicorn, drained
  • 4 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 (15-oz) cans black beans, drained
  • 2 (10-oz) cans diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
  • 2 (10.75-oz) cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 Tbsp southwestern or taco seasoning
  • 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch dish with cooking spray.
  • Cook rice according to package directions.
  • Mix together rice, corn, chicken, black beans, diced tomatoes and green chiles, chicken soup, taco seasoning, and 1cup cheese and soup. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Spread into prepared pan, top with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Notes:

Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.
Can split casserole mixture between two 9-inch pans.

Steph

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Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole - seriously delicious! We ate this for dinner and reheated for lunch the next day. Chicken, yellow rice, cream of chicken soup, corn, black beans, rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles and cheese.Use a rotisserie chicken and this is ready to bake in minutes. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Everyone LOVES this quick and easy weeknight casserole recipe! #freezermeal #chicken #casserole #mexican #chickencasserole
Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole - seriously delicious! We ate this for dinner and reheated for lunch the next day. Chicken, yellow rice, cream of chicken soup, corn, black beans, rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles and cheese.Use a rotisserie chicken and this is ready to bake in minutes. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Everyone LOVES this quick and easy weeknight casserole recipe! #freezermeal #chicken #casserole #mexican #chickencasserole
Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole - seriously delicious! We ate this for dinner and reheated for lunch the next day. Chicken, yellow rice, cream of chicken soup, corn, black beans, rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles and cheese.Use a rotisserie chicken and this is ready to bake in minutes. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Everyone LOVES this quick and easy weeknight casserole recipe! #freezermeal #chicken #casserole #mexican #chickencasserole
Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole - seriously delicious! We ate this for dinner and reheated for lunch the next day. Chicken, yellow rice, cream of chicken soup, corn, black beans, rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles and cheese.Use a rotisserie chicken and this is ready to bake in minutes. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Everyone LOVES this quick and easy weeknight casserole recipe! #freezermeal #chicken #casserole #mexican #chickencasserole
Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole - seriously delicious! We ate this for dinner and reheated for lunch the next day. Chicken, yellow rice, cream of chicken soup, corn, black beans, rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles and cheese.Use a rotisserie chicken and this is ready to bake in minutes. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Everyone LOVES this quick and easy weeknight casserole recipe! #freezermeal #chicken #casserole #mexican #chickencasserole
Southwestern Chicken & Yellow Rice Casserole - seriously delicious! We ate this for dinner and reheated for lunch the next day. Chicken, yellow rice, cream of chicken soup, corn, black beans, rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles and cheese.Use a rotisserie chicken and this is ready to bake in minutes. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Everyone LOVES this quick and easy weeknight casserole recipe! #freezermeal #chicken #casserole #mexican #chickencasserole

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  1. I made this tonight for dinner. So so so good! I didn’t have corn so I just left it out and it was still so good. I also threw in some cubes of Velveeta.

  2. If you’re saving this meal in the freezer for later, do you combine all ingredients and freeze, waiting to bake until you remove from freezer? Or bake as usual and freeze after. Then reheat after thawing?

    1. You can do either. I make the casserole up to the point of baking and freeze it instead. When I am ready to eat the casserole, I thaw it completely and bake as directed. I don’t see the point of baking the casserole twice.

  3. Do you mean tomatoes and green chilies like Rotel?

    "2 (10-oz) cans diced tomatoes and green tomatoes, drained"

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