Cinco de Mayo Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole

by Cindy Suelzle on May 3, 2019
Cindy Suelzle
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so easy. Everything that is BEST about chicken enchiladas -- easy to make, totally customizable with your fave fillings - with a convenient twist. Rice! In a casserole dish.

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Total Time: 30 min

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  1. Precook the rice. It only takes a few minutes but have it ready.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  3. Toss the two cheeses together
  4. In a skillet heat oil, and saute onions and garlic till lightly aromatic - only 1 or 2 minutes.
  5. add chicken and beans to oil and lightly toast all together
  6. Add water one cup at a time till absorbed, while stirring to prevent sticking.
  7. You may not use ALL the water. Be discerning. Keep some back until after you add the salsa to determine if you still need it.
  8. Cook for 3 or 4 minutes allowing water to be absorbed, chicken to refresh and beans to thicken up. Add water as needed.
  9. Combine chili powder, cumin and tomato powder and add to the chicken bean mixture. Stir to completely mix in.
  10. Add salsa, corn, green chilies and stir to mix
  11. Add cooked rice and half the shredded cheese. Toss to distribute well.
  12. Pour into baking dish and sprinkle remaining cheese over top. If it seems a little 'wet' to you, don't worry as the corn, chicken and rice will absorb moisture in the oven.
  13. Bake for maybe 20 minutes - just until cheese is nicely melted and bubbly.
  14. Remove from heat and let it sit 5 minutes. Serve warm.


  1. garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and sour cream