Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Using left-over chicken, you can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. We usually top our servings with sour cream and chopped onions for a little crunch.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup minced onion
  • 1 (10 1/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package chili seasoning mix, powder
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 13 cups instant rice, uncooked
  • 14 cup green peppers or 14 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 1 14 cups tortilla chips, crushed divided
  • 1 13 cups cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x13-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine onion, water, soup, chili powder mix, pre-cooked chicken, cumin, uncooked rice, and peppers in pan and cook approximately 10-15 minutes on low heat until rice is tender.
  3. Line prepared baking dish with 1 cup crushed tortilla chips. Pour in chicken mixture. Top with cheese and remaining 1/4 cup of tortilla chips.
  4. Bake 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and golden brown.
Most Helpful

I thought this was a pretty good casserole. I decided to try it because it was a bit of a different take on the leftover chicken casserole. I made Chili Seasoning Mix and used it instead of buying a package. I also never have instant rice, so I just cooked regular rice until it was within a couple of minutes of being done. Then I threw it all in with the rest of the ingredients and cooked as stated in the recipe. The end result tasted great! I took the advice of a previous reviewer and made burritos out of the leftovers and a little bit of extra cheese. Thanks for the great recipe!

JuliJ May 05, 2009

This ended up tasting alright at the end, but I don't know about the cooking instructions. I combined everything in a pan on low heat and the rice wasn't anywhere near done even after 30 min. Doesn't the liquid have to boil to cook rice? I turned up the heat, and ended up with a layer of burnt stuff on the bottom of the pan. Transfered what was left to a microwaveable dish, and covered in microwave for about 10 min. Rice was done. I think I lost a lot of the creaminess in the process. It was ok, and comments were made that this dish would make good burrito filling.

CasseroleNightMom March 27, 2007