Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Chicken Rice Mexicana

Chicken Rice Mexicana
Layers of rice, a creamy mixture of chicken and peppers
and a Jack cheese topping make up the masterpiece that is
Chicken Rice Mexicana! This is a fast and easy way to get the
flavor of fajitas from your oven. It is especially good if
you grill the chicken meat. Prep Time: approx. 15 Minutes.
Cook Time: approx. 30 Minutes. Ready in: approx. 45
Minutes. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Printed from Allrecipes, Submitted by Amy (altered by me!) Lol!

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced (Didnt have this)
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed
cream of mushroom soup

1/4 cup milk
2 cups cooked white rice, divided (I did a little more & seasoned it)
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
6 (10 inch) heated flour
tortillas for serving
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken meat (** see below)

**For the meat, I boiled chicken breasts until done, then cut/shredded them and sauteed chicken in taco seasoning and 1/3 cup water on med-high until water absorbed.

1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2 Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat; saute
onion and bell pepper until tender.
Remove from heat and stir chicken into skillet, then add soup
and milk and mix well. (I added a can of black beans here, drained/rinsed)
3 Spread 1 cup rice in the bottom of a lightly greased
9x13 inch baking dish, then layer with chicken mixture,
remaining 1 cup rice and top with cheese. (I added cheese in last 10 minutes)
4 Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30
minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve
with heated flour tortillas, fajita style.

The great thing about this was the versatility (and taste of course!). The kids ate it as a casserole, DH ate it in flour tortillas, and I ate it in a bowl with corn tortilla chips, like chili! We served with sour cream and salsa of course! Let me know how it turns out- it really was easy- the chicken was the longest part and I did extra to make the meat flavorful!


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