Chicken & Rice Casserole

Chicken & Rice Casserole

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15 min.
60 min.
6 servings

Satisfy hearty appetites with this comforting recipe. Baked to golden brown perfection, this rich and flavorful Chicken and Rice Casserole is one of the most popular meals and is sure to become a family favorite. Prepare in advance and store in the freezer for an easy weeknight dinner.


  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked, chopped chicken breast meat
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeños (optional)
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 2-quart casserole dish.

COMBINE rice, cheese, chicken, evaporated milk, onion, eggs, cilantro, butter and jalapeños in prepared dish; stir well.

BAKE for 45 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

as above; do not bake. Cover; freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Uncover. Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

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Little bit runny, but taste great

- Amy Gold from CA


best for supper with family when weather is cold.

- Khomotso Seerane from Hoedspruit,Limpopo


VERY VERY BLAND. Please use chicken broth when you make the rice and GOSH, add salt and pepper!! Consensus with two adults and two kids that it was so plain it was not bad... But just NO taste. My 16yr old said "It has so many ingredients in it, did they just cancel each other out?" I made it EXACTLY per recipe but added salt and pepper. This recipe is not bad, just needs LOTS of flavor, the jalapeno, cilantro, onion and cheese flavors where all "lost." Very Bland.

- Laura Goodwin from ATX

home cook

love it - very good and easy to prepare.

- Patricia Gillian from Prattville, Alabama


This is delicious! A great family-pleaser!

- GINA DIVITO from Winfield, IL

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 420
  • Calories from Fat: 200
  • Total Fat: 22g (34% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 14g (68% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 165mg (55% of DV)
  • Sodium: 340mg (14% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 25g (8% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Vitamin A: 10% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 2% of DV
  • Calcium: 45% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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