Yield
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

This isn't your ordinary Chicken and Rice. Our version loads up with veggies and two types of cheese for a creamy, comfy  casserole all will enjoy.

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 375°. Cut chicken into strips. Heat a medium skillet over ­medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken; sauté 1 minute. Remove chicken. Add onion, red bell pepper strips, and yellow bell pepper strips to pan; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in flour and cumin; cook 1 minute. Add chicken broth, stirring until smooth. Cook 2 minutes. Add pepper Jack cheese; stir until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in chicken and cooked brown rice. Spoon mixture into an 11 x 7–inch glass or ­ceramic baking dish. Sprinkle mixture with Monterey Jack cheese; bake at 375° for 25 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

ChefLeesher's Review

ChefLeesher
March 27, 2012
I can see how kids would like this. It is VERY cheesy- I can't believe I'm saying this but almost TOO cheesy. Next time I think I will skip the processed cheese and use real cheese, maybe that will help with the richness? I forgot to add the cumin and it was still flavorful.

Debbie17's Review

Debbie17
February 08, 2012
Loved this recipe, as did my 5 yr old and 2 yr old. Couldn't find the pepper jack Velveeta, so used their queso blanco variety. So good. Tasted bad for you. I did NOT find the recipe bland at all.

blackberrygirl's Review

ERogalski
January 26, 2012
Followed the recipe except had to use white rice rather than brown rice due to cook time. I found the recipe to be very medicore and bland. My 8 year odl daughter liked the creamy Velveeta and jack cheese flavor, but overall the dish called for more veggies and less rice. Could be improved by playing with the recipe a bit.

ERogalski's Review

blackberrygirl
January 08, 2012
AMAZING!! Instead of Velveeta, I mixed in 1 cup of real shredded pepper jack along with the chicken and rice. Additionally, I only used 1/2 cup of rice since I was just making this for my boyfriend and I (but kept all other ingredients the same). Next time I think I will go with 1/2 or 3/4 cup of cheese. Turned out great though! Also, this hopefully goes without saying, but the recipe calls for 1 and a half cups of chopped onion not 11 and a half!