Dottie's Zucchini, Chicken, and Rice Casserole

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

From Can be made ahead and refrigerated before baking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a large sautee pan and saute 1 cup of the onions with the garlic for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the zucchini and mushrooms and saute for 3 minutes more.
  4. Combine the vegtables with the cooked chicken, rice, broth, spices, and cheese. Mix and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Place mixture in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
  6. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and saute the remaining cup of onions for 3 minutes, then add the tomatoes and chili powder. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Spoon the topping over the rice and chicken mixture.
  8. Bake for 1 hour.
Most Helpful

I joined specifically to write this review.

This casserole is *awesome*!

My wife made it, with a few modifications: she left out the mushrooms, added summer squash along with the zucchini, and cooked the rice for 20 min before adding it in.

Now, I'm not a fan of summer squash, and zucchini was put on earth to give to neighbors. So I wasn't looking forward to this.

But, being the dutiful husband and parental-example, I tried it. *Damn!* this stuff's *good*!

She made it a second time with fewer vegetables - I think it was better when it was chock-full of vegetables. (wait... that's chock full of *summer squash and zucchini*??? wow.....)

AlanJayWeiner August 13, 2010

This was one of the best recipes I've made in a long time. I cooked it a bit longer than directed since my rice wasn't quite done, but the finished product was AMAZING. I will definitely make this again. Thank you for sharing such a HEALTHY one dish meal!

L-Burden September 17, 2010

I made this for dinner tonight and it was excellent. With my daughter and 3 teenage boys here it didn't last long. Next time I make it I will double the recipe. It' so nice to find a recipe that doesn't use a cream soup, and has so much flavor. Thanks for posting it.

Grandma Winnie May 17, 2014