Southwest Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by ChipotleChick

A creation of mine that my family really enjoys. Makes a nice cheesy rice. I haven't made it with the nacho or cheddar cheese soup yet. **Note: the 21 oz milk is equal to two soup cans full.**

Top Review by Zewbiedoo

I made this with the pepperjack soup pretty much according to recipe, but had to use brown rice since I was out of white rice, so I added a little bit of water (1/4 cup maybe). I had never used chipotles or muenster cheese in anything before so I was a little afraid the 2 chipotles would make it very hot, but it didn't. I really liked the melted muenster cheese on top. If I make this again I will definitely use white rice and maybe try a cheese soup as you suggested. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix everything together except the chicken and the muenster cheese.
  3. Pour into a greased 9x13" baking dish. Place chicken breasts on top.
  4. Bake, covered, for a hour and fifteen minutes.
  5. Uncover, and place 1/2 slice muenster cheese atop each piece of chicken.
  6. Bake an additional 15 minutes or until chicken is bo longer pink and juices run clear.
  7. Let stand a few minutes before serving.

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