Chicken & Rice Casserole

Satisfy hearty appetites with this comforting recipe. Baked to golden brown perfection, this rich and flavorful Chicken and Rice Casserole is one of the most popular meals and is sure to become a family favorite. Prepare in advance and store in the freezer for an easy weeknight dinner.

Chicken & Rice Casserole
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Easy
  • Makes
    6
    servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked, chopped chicken breast meat
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeños (optional)

Instructions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 2-quart casserole dish.

COMBINE rice, cheese, chicken, evaporated milk, onion, eggs, cilantro, butter and jalapeños in prepared dish; stir well.

BAKE for 45 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

FOR FREEZE AHEAD:
PREPARE
as above; do not bake. Cover; freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Uncover. Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 22g 34%
  • Saturated Fat 14g 68%
  • Cholesterol 165mg 55%
  • Sodium 340mg 14%
  • Carbohydrates 25g 8%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
  • Vitamin A 10%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 45%
  • Iron 10%
  • Sugars 7g
  • Protein 28g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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