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Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Rice Bake

Sharing a favorite chicken and rice recipe today! My Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Rice Bake is the perfect weeknight dinner and works great as a make ahead freezer meal!

Chicken and Rice Recipe

Chicken and Rice Recipe

This chicken and rice recipe is a staple at our house!  It’s no secret I love developing quick and simple dinner recipes with my favorite products. I also wanted to develop a recipe that you could freeze and have ready to heat up later or give to family and friends in need. We sure love Mexican recipes and this one was a favorite for sure! Hope you enjoy this simple dinner that is perfect for freezing to save for another time!

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Chicken and Rice Bake

Chicken and Rice Recipe

I used white basmati rice for my bake. Use your favorite, anything will work great.

Chicken and Rice Recipe

Pour in your mild enchilada sauce.

Chicken and Rice Recipe

Chopped green chilies and chicken up next.

Chicken and Rice Recipe

Add your seasonings and stir.

Chicken and Rice Recipe

Time for your tomatoes and corn! Give a stir.  Love the corn in the freezer section of Trader Joe’s, such a great item to have stocked in the your freezer for quick fix dinner ideas.

Chicken and Rice Recipe

Transfer to your favorite baking dish. This is the point you would freeze the dish if you wanted. Add the cheese right before baking.

Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Chicken and Rice Recipe

Everything is better with cheese! Time to bake 🙂

Chicken and Rice Recipe

Dinner is served. Hope you enjoy!

Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Rice Bake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins

My Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Rice Bake is the perfect weeknight dinner and works great as a make ahead freezer meal!

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cheesy chicken and rice casserole, chicken and rice bake, chicken and rice recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 472 kcal
  • 4 cups rice cooked
  • 1 can

    Old El Paso Mild Enchilada Sauce

  • 1 can

    Old El Paso chopped Green Chilies

  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 10oz
  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. In a large skillet or pan over medium heat, add rice, enchilada sauce, green chilies, chicken, tomatoes, corn, cumin, salt, pepper and garlic salt. Stir to combine all ingredients. Warm for 5 minutes then transfer to prepared baking dish. Top with cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Rice Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 544mg24%
Potassium 293mg8%
Carbohydrates 85g28%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 9.9mg12%
Calcium 209mg21%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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  1. 1

    What a great idea to have a couple of meals frozen for busy days! Looks delicious!

  2. 2

    So nice and simple and tasty! I always have a freezer full of quick reheat meals!

  3. 3

    Yum!! This is the perfect bake for busy nights!

  4. 4
    Brianna says:

    Sure beats rolling up enchiladas on a busy workweek night! Looks delish! 🙂

  5. 5

    perfect weeknight meal JennY!

  6. 6
    Naomi says:

    I love how easy this is to prepare – perfect for those rushed weeknightdinner.

  7. 7
    Rachel says:

    Yum! This is the perfect side dish!!!

  8. 8
    marla says:

    Such a great family meal!!

  9. 9

    I love easy meals like this! I think this needs to go on the dinner menu!

  10. 10
    Nicole says:

    I love tasty, easy dinner recipes like this one!

  11. 11

    Make ahead and Freezer meal. Words a mom loves! And you put them together. Triple points for you. Thanx for making one of my dinners easier.

  12. 12
    SaraLily says:

    ooooo YUMMY! I will have to add this to my dinner rotation soon! Perhaps for next week! This will be super yum on a frigidly cold day!!! =)

  13. 13
    TidyMom says:

    My family would love this!! – I might try it with some chicken added too!!

  14. 14

    Love this! Can’t wait to try it. We’re all about quick and easy dinners that freeze well too!

  15. 15

    Mmmm mmmm!!!! How scrumptious, Jenny!!!

  16. 16

    Such a simple meal and I love the flavors in this casserole.

  17. 17

    Love easy recipes like this – definitely kid-friendly, perfect for a busy weeknight!

  18. 18
    Aggie says:

    This looks perfect Jenny!! My fam would love this one.

  19. 19

    This looks fantastic, Jenny! Easy meals are my favorite! My family would love this!

  20. 20
    Karly says:

    Ooh, you know how I feel about Mexican food! This looks amazing!

  21. 21
    Maria says:

    We love everything enchilada style! yum.

  22. 22
    Liz says:

    I love all these fabulous enchilada flavors in one big casserole! Pure comfort!

  23. 23

    Love that this is one-pot – perfect for making ahead!! Yum!

  24. 24

    With the cheese it really sounds mouthwatering!

  25. 25
    CakeSpy says:

    You had me at “green chile” – after all, I do live in New Mexico. Sounds delicious!

  26. 26
    Gaby says:

    This is so simple and so delicious, love this tasty recipe!

  27. 27

    This is perfect for a gluten free enchilada meal! What a great idea. Looks so delicious. I will definitely be trying this soon. Thanks!

  28. 28

    Girl YEAH. Did you char your corn a little before adding? Cuz it sure is purty.

  29. 29
    Noga says:

    Looks great! This may be a silly question, but how do you cook the chicken? I have chicken breast and I’m not a fan of boiling it. Would grilling it on the stove top work? Or roasting in oven better (but I don’t want it to dry out)? Thanks!

  30. 30
    Jodi says:

    It would be super helpful to know whether to drain the cans of tomatoes and green chiles in this recipe… I made this for my family on Sunday and it was a little less formed than the picture shows.

  31. 31
    Anne says:

    I’m going to add some tortilla strips or crushed chips on top after baking for a little crunch.

  32. 32
    Joann says:

    Please fix the spelling! There is no such thing as chilie. It is chile (NM, the plant) or chili (the stuff w/ beans and sometimes meat).

  33. 33
    Mindi says:

    Very easy to make but I thought it was a little dry and somewhat “too much of the same flavor”. Adding sour cream, guacamole or olives would’ve really helped it.

  34. 34
    Susan says:

    Made this for dinner tonight and we loved it ! So quick to throw together too. I did add a can of black beans then we topped it with sour cream

  35. 35

    Hi there colleagues, how is all, and what you wish
    for to say about this post, in my view its truly amazing in favor of me.

  36. 36
    Tiffany says:

    What do you put this in to freeze it? A foil pan?

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