Rating: 4.5 stars
68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Online reviewers give this recipe five stars for being an easy weeknight dish. Because it's brimming with veggies in addition to the rice, chicken, beans and cheese, it really is a one-dish meal.

Meredith Baldwin, Lawrenceville, Illinois
Recipe by Southern Living February 2009

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Credit: William Dickey; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
10 mins
bake:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare rice according to package directions.

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  • Meanwhile, sauté onion, bell pepper, and carrot in hot oil in a medium skillet over medium heat 10 minutes or until tender.

  • Combine hot cooked rice, onion mixture, chicken, beans, diced tomatoes and chiles, and 1 1/2 cups cheese in a large bowl. Spoon into a lightly greased 3-qt. or 13- x 9-inch baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

  • Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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