Chicken and Rice Casserole
Satisfy hearty appetites with this comforting recipe. Baked to golden brown perfection this rich and flavorful casserole is one of the most popular meals, and is sure to become a family favorite. Prepare in advance and store in the freezer for an easy weeknight dinner.
2 cups cooked rice
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 1/2 cups cooked, chopped chicken breast meat
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon diced jalapeños (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease 2-quart casserole.
- Combine rice, cheese, chicken, evaporated milk, onion, eggs, cilantro, butter and jalapeños in prepared casserole; stir well.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Season with salt.
Makes 4 servings.
For Freeze Ahead: Prepare as above; do not bake. Cover; freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Uncover. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 610 Calories from Fat: 320 Total Fat: 35 g Saturated Fat: 21 g Cholesterol: 250 mg Sodium: 520 mg Carbohydrates: 29 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 10 g Protein: 40 g.
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