Tuesday , 21 May 2019

Salsa Chicken Casserole

Salsa Chicken Casserole

Salsa Chicken Casserole


  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels (thawed)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans
  • 1 (16 oz.) jar salsa
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ Tbsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 2 large (1.5 lbs.) chicken breasts
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 whole green onions, sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Drain and briefly rinse the black beans. Add the dry rice, black beans, corn, salsa, chicken broth, chili powder, and oregano to an 8×8 inch casserole dish. Stir until everything is evenly combined.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into three pieces each. Push the chicken pieces down into the rice salsa mixture in the casserole dish. Try to push them down as far into the liquid as they’ll go. Cover the casserole dish tightly with foil. Bake for one hour.
  3. Take the casserole dish out of the oven, test the rice with a fork to make sure it is tender. If it is not, recover the dish, return it to the oven, and bake for 10-15 minutes more. When the rice is tender, sprinkle the cheese over top and return the casserole to the oven for a few minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Add the sliced green onions on top after baking and serve hot.

Submitted by:Beth


  1. I made this recipe last night and followed the directions exactly except added in half the amount of salsa and the other half a spicy rotel. I checked the doneness of the dish at an hour and the rice was still as crunchy as when I put it in the oven. I turned the heat up to 425 and checked it every fifteen minutes. After about two+ hours the dish was done. Besides the longer cooking time it was delicious! I will definitely make this again.

  2. Thank you for that post. I will try it with cooked rice. I am concerned that the meat gets done.

  3. Delicious! Just made this and my husband and I really enjoyed it. I didn’t have salsa so I used diced tomatoes and added salt and cumin. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

  4. I had to cook it an extra 45 minutes as the rice was not done. Very easy dish to make for a week night! The only complaint from the family was that I should have served it with tortilla chips. 🙂

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