Tex Mex Chicken and Rice

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Mrs. Regan

An unlikely yet delicious mix of two of our favorite recipes. My take on spanish rice, and my husband's favorite dish ever, his mother's tuna noodle casserole (kind of)

Top Review by Sharon the Rocket

Made for PAC 2011. This was a great recipe except it needed just a little more chicken added. Will make again with just about another 1 cup of chicken. Taste was great. Makes a lot and had lots of leftovers. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium sauce pot, saute green peppers, onion, and jalapenos until onions begin to become translucent.
  2. Add chicken broth and tomatoes with green chilies to pot and raise heat.
  3. Bring liquid to a boil and add rice, cumin, salt and pepper. Cover and remove from heat.
  4. Let rest for 5-6 mins until liquid is absorbed.
  5. Mix cilantro into finished rice.
  6. Season chicken with salt and pepper and begin cooking over med-high heat in nonstick pan. Use a very small amount of cooking oil if needed. When chicken is just under, add chili powder and cumin. (don't add too early or it will begin to burn).
  7. Lower heat and add condencsed soup. Stir in millk and cheese when mixture is warm, mix until cheese is melted. If needed, add more milk to make sauce more creamy.
  8. Assemble Casserole: Spread finished rice onto bottom of large casserole dish. Sprinkle bacon bits on top of rice. Add saucy chicken mixture on top of rice and bacon.
  9. Cook in preheated 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  10. Serve with warm flour tortillas or tortilla chips.
  11. Optional: Top with crumbled tortilla chips and more cheese prior to baking for crispy crust.

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