South-of-the-Border Chicken & Rice Bake

South-of-the-Border Chicken & Rice Bake

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based on 4 reviews
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10 min.
60 min.
9 servings, 1 cup each

This South-of-the-Border Chicken & Rice Bake will spice up your family's chicken and rice dinner with southwest-style vegetables and flavors and it's easy to make!


  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1/2 cup mild or medium salsa
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 bag (14 to 16 oz.) Southwest-style vegetable blend: broccoli, corn, black beans and red peppers, thawed
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cooked and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 cups total)
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked instant white rice
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

COMBINE evaporated milk and condensed soup in baking dish with wire whisk until smooth. Add salsa and pepper; mix well. Add vegetables, chicken and rice. Cover dish tightly with foil.

BAKE for 35 minutes. Uncover; top with cheese. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

TIP: Vary the taste of this bake by using a different flavor or heat level of salsa.

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This recipe is awesome, however I don't use the frozen vegetables. I use a can of black beans a can of mexicorn, and a can of green chili peppers. My family loves it, there's never any leftovers.

- Kelly simons from Milwaukee

Everyone liked it!

I like this recipe because you really don't even have to measure. Also because you can add other things that you want to use up from the vegetable drawer etc. I would say it could be a 5 star recipe depending on how you dress it up!

- Tiffany Esparza from CA

South of the border chicken & rice bake

My family really liked this one! Although I did not cut up the chicken I placed the breasts on top of the rice mixture. It bake very well, flavor was great & I will make this again.

- Lisa Mammosser from

South of the Border Chicken & Rice Bake

Kids were just ok with this one

- Brandy W from Palmyra, MO

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/9 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 9

  • Amount Per Serving

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

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