Thursday, February 5, 2015

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

This is another one from Plain Chicken.

She says...We've been making a lot of Mexican beef casseroles, so I thought it was time to try a Mexican chicken casserole. This is very similar to King Ranch Chicken but with rice.

This is a really quick weeknight meal. I used some leftover rotisserie chicken for the casserole and it came together in less than 5 minutes. This was great! We both cleaned our plates and went back for seconds. It was hard to stop eating. It was even good the next day for lunch. Next time I make this (there will be a next time) I might use Doritos instead of plain tortilla chips. I think that would put this over the top!

3 cup cooked chopped chicken
1 cup instant rice (uncooked)
1 can cream of chicken soup (I used 98% fat free)
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and chiles, undrained
1 Tbsp Southwestern or Taco seasoning
2 Tbsp milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips or Doritos

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine chicken, rice, soup, Rotel, seasoning, milk and 1 1/2 cups of cheese. Pour into a lightly greased 9x9 pan. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Top casserole with crushed chips and remaining cheese, bake uncovered for 5-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.

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