Cheesy Mexican Chicken & Rice
45 mins (prep 20, cooking 25)
10 ingredients
12 servings
I was given this recipe by a Texan friend. It's simple, quick, and family pleasing! My father-in-law is always dropping broad hints about how much he likes it and how I should make it more often! It makes a lot and you can also freeze it (just don't add the rice). You can make it mellow as listed below or add some heat by using a can of Rotel instead of the diced tomatoes (actually, that's what the original recipe calls for) and/or adding some jalapeno. I recommend serving with tortilla chips. Enjoy!

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Serving Size (77.03 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 300.36 Calories from Fat 98.82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.98g 202.79%
Saturated Fat 2.85g 171.0%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 6.99mg 27.98%
Sodium 680.48mg 340.24%
Total Carbohydrate 42.46g 169.83%
Dietary Fiber 1.82 g 87.4%
Sugars 3.19 g %
Protein 7.78g 186.78%
Vitamin A 41.71IU% Vitamin C 0.28mg%
Calcium 101.78mg% Iron 1.47mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cream of chicken soup, chicken tenderloins, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper