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Swiss N’ Chicken Vegetable Marinara Rice Bake

This Swiss N’ Chicken Vegetable Marinara Rice Bake makes a perfect quick fix dinner for busy weeknights!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword baked rice, best chicken and rice casserole, best chicken and rice recipe, cheesy chicken and rice, chicken and rice bake, rice bake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 470kcal
Author Jenny
Cost $10


  • 2 cups brown or white rice
  • 2 large chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 26 ounce jar marinara or pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cook 2 cups dry rice according to package directions.
  • Heat oil in large dutch oven over medium heat. Saute onions, cooking and stirring for 5 minutes, until tender. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add rice, salt and pepper, stirring to combine. Stir in vegetables, pasta sauce, Parmesan, and shredded chicken. Transfer to 9×13 baking dish spreading evenly. Top with Swiss cheese and bake for 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and hot.


Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1113mg | Potassium: 705mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2983IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 2mg