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

An Easy Chicken and Rice Dinner Idea

It’s no secret I love developing quick and simple dinner recipes with my favorite products. Old El Paso enchilada sauce and chopped green chilies makes this rice dish so simple to prepare. 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!

How to Make this Chicken and Rice Bake

Here are the Old El Paso products I used in the rice bake. You can find them in the Mexican food section of your grocery store.

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.

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

Everything is better with cheese! Time to bake 🙂

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
Ingredients
  • 4 cups rice cooked
  • 1 can

    Old El Paso Mild Enchilada Sauce

    10oz
  • 1 can

    Old El Paso chopped Green Chilies

    4.5oz
  • 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
Instructions
  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*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 544mg 23%
Potassium 293mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 85g 28%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 20.9%
Iron 14.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post is in partnership with Old El Paso, however thoughts and opinions are my own.