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Green Chile Chicken Rice

This Green Chile Chicken Rice is bold, super easy, and flavorful. Tender juicy chicken, rice, and creamy green chile sauce are smothered in a layer of melted cheese. 

This Mexican inspired recipe for two makes a great lunch, dinner, or romantic date night meal.

We served these southwest casseroles with a side of tortilla chips which was a delicious combination.

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Green Chile Chicken and Rice Casserole

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How to make Green Chile Rice Casserole

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).

Spray two 18.6-ounce oven-safe baking dishes with non-stick cooking spray. Click for 18.6-ounce oven-safe baking dishes.

Dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Dice the green onion and set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix the rice, chicken stock, sour cream, green chiles, garlic powder, cumin, chicken, salt and pepper until well combined. If you like this casserole a little less saucy, try adding 1/4 cup less of chicken stock/broth.

sauce mixed in a bowl with a spoon.

Pour the chicken and green chili mixture into the prepared dishes, divided evenly.

sauce mixture poured into two baking dishes

Sprinkle shredded cheese and green onion over each dish, divided evenly.

shredded cheese and green onions layered on top of chicken mixture in two baking dishes

Bake on the middle rack for 35 – 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

Serve and enjoy. Be careful, they will be very hot. Serve hot dishes on cork trivets to protect tables and surfaces. Click for cork trivets.

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Green Chile Chicken Rice Casserole

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Green Chile Chicken and Rice Casserole in a dish with a spoon lifting some out

Green Chile Chicken Rice

This Green Chile Chicken Rice is bold, super easy, and flavorful. Tender juicy chicken, rice, and creamy green chile sauce are smothered in a layer of melted cheese. 
4.40 from 38 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Chicken-Poultry
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 514 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ lb boneless skinless chicken
  • ½ cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup chicken stock (or chicken broth)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 4 oz diced green chiles (canned)
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • tsp cumin
  • tsp salt
  • tsp pepper
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese (or Mexican blend cheese)
  • 1 green onion

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).
  • Spray two 18.6 ounce oven safe baking dishes with non-stick
    cooking spray.
  • Dice the chicken into bite-sized cubes.
  • Dice the green onion and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the rice, chicken stock, sour cream, green
    chiles, garlic powder, cumin, chicken, salt and pepper until well combined. If you like this casserole a little less saucy, try adding 1/4 cup less of chicken stock/broth.
  • Pour the chicken and green chili mixture into the prepared
    dishes, divided evenly.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese and green onion over each dish,
    divided evenly.
  • Bake on middle rack for 35 – 40 minutes or until chicken is
    cooked through and juices run clear.
  • Serve hot dishes on cork trivets to protect tables and surfaces. Be careful, dishes will be very hot.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 514kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 39gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 894mgPotassium: 754mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 857IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 325mgIron: 3mg
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Green Chile Rice Casserole
4.40 from 38 votes (38 ratings without comment)
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Marlene Adams

Tuesday 5th of April 2022

Could I use vegan cheese and vegan sour cream ( plant based) to accommodate my dairy allergy?

Zona

Tuesday 5th of April 2022

Hi Marlene, I'm sorry I am not familiar with vegan cheese, sour cream, or other vegan products so I'm not sure if they would work as substitutions in this recipe. If you decide to try it please let me know how it works out for you. Thanks

Anna Pearis

Friday 22nd of October 2021

I precooked the rice and chicken because of personal reasons. Adjusted the ingredients and cooking time and it was Amazing. Thanx for the recipe!!

Bev

Saturday 1st of October 2022

@Anna Pearis, I was thinking of doing the same thing, If you don't mind sharing could you tell me how you made this

Kathy

Monday 27th of September 2021

I made this and it was really runny. The rice was cooked but everything was swimming in juice. What could I change to fix that? We liked the flavor, just not the runny part.

Zona

Tuesday 28th of September 2021

Hi Kathy, I'm glad you enjoyed the flavor of this dish. If you like it less saucy you could add a 1/4 cup less of chicken stock/broth. Let me know how it works out for you. Thanks for your question :)

Teresa

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

Can I use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream

Zona

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

Hi Teresa, you should be able to use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream in this recipe without issues. Let me know how it works out for you :)

Karen

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

Made this last night...is delicious1

Zona

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

So glad you enjoyed this yummy casserole!