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
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
I used white basmati rice for my bake. Use your favorite, anything will work great.
Pour in your mild enchilada sauce.
Chopped green chilies and chicken up next.
Add your seasonings and stir.
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.
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
Everything is better with cheese! Time to bake 🙂
Dinner is served. Hope you enjoy!
Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Rice Bake
- 4 cups rice cooked
- 1 can
Old El Paso Mild Enchilada Sauce10oz
- 1 can
Old El Paso chopped Green Chilies4.5oz
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- 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.
What do you put this in to freeze it? A foil pan?
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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
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.
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).
I’m going to add some tortilla strips or crushed chips on top after baking for a little crunch.
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.
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!
Girl YEAH. Did you char your corn a little before adding? Cuz it sure is purty.
This is perfect for a gluten free enchilada meal! What a great idea. Looks so delicious. I will definitely be trying this soon. Thanks!
This is so simple and so delicious, love this tasty recipe!
You had me at “green chile” – after all, I do live in New Mexico. Sounds delicious!
With the cheese it really sounds mouthwatering!
Love that this is one-pot – perfect for making ahead!! Yum!
I love all these fabulous enchilada flavors in one big casserole! Pure comfort!
We love everything enchilada style! yum.
Ooh, you know how I feel about Mexican food! This looks amazing!
This looks fantastic, Jenny! Easy meals are my favorite! My family would love this!
This looks perfect Jenny!! My fam would love this one.
Love easy recipes like this – definitely kid-friendly, perfect for a busy weeknight!
Such a simple meal and I love the flavors in this casserole.
Mmmm mmmm!!!! How scrumptious, Jenny!!!
Love this! Can’t wait to try it. We’re all about quick and easy dinners that freeze well too!
My family would love this!! – I might try it with some chicken added too!!
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!!! =)
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.
I love tasty, easy dinner recipes like this one!
I love easy meals like this! I think this needs to go on the dinner menu!
Such a great family meal!!
Yum! This is the perfect side dish!!!
I love how easy this is to prepare – perfect for those rushed weeknightdinner.
perfect weeknight meal JennY!
Sure beats rolling up enchiladas on a busy workweek night! Looks delish! 🙂
Yum!! This is the perfect bake for busy nights!
So nice and simple and tasty! I always have a freezer full of quick reheat meals!
What a great idea to have a couple of meals frozen for busy days! Looks delicious!