Southwestern Chicken and Rice Bake

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 dish
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • 1. In large bowl, combine rice, chicken, beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, chili powder, and red pepper. Stir to blend.
  • 2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in flour until well blended and bubbly. Gradually stir in milk, chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir into the rice and chicken mixture. Add more spices, salt and/ or pepper if desired.
  • 3. Spray a 2 to 2.5 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour mixture into the dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes, or until bubbly. If desired, sprinkle with the cheese 5-8 minutes before done.
  • 4. If desired, serve with a dollop of sour cream, chopped green onions, and tomatoes.
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