Chicken and Rice Mexican Style

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

I'm sure somewhere along the way someone else created this recipe. I was bored with plain chicken, etc so I decided to "spice it up" and add some mexican flair to it.


  1. In a 9 x 13 x 2 baking dish add rice, salsa and taco seasoning.
  2. Layer chicken on top of rice.
  3. Pour water over everything and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and add shredded cheese and bake until cheese is melted.
  5. Top each serving with a dollop of sour cream, if desired.
Most Helpful

This was really good. I would have given it 5 stars, but the recipe doesn't say what kind of rice (minute, long grain, etc.) to use. I used long grain brown rice since that I what I had in the house and had to increase the cooking time by about 15-20 minutes. Other than that, it was great. I will make it again.

Vyxie's Kitchen May 14, 2010

This is a favorite at our house...I cut up the chicken breasts and also add the frozen corn and usually a can of black beans-drained. I like to vary the types of salsa used also....very easy to throw together cover and bake in a hurry

sheryl w March 06, 2010

This was an excellent dish. Like another reviewer, I added about 1 1/2 cups of frozen corn and it really rounded out the recipe. This recipe has been added to my 'Zaar cookbook!

MicheleE March 11, 2008