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.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat; saute onion, green bell pepper and red bell pepper until tender. Remove from heat and stir chicken into skillet, then add soup and milk and mix well.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

650 calories; 17.5 g total fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 975 mg sodium. 75.3 g carbohydrates; 32.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2006
I liked this recipe however I made a few alterations that really helped. First I grilled strips of chicken breasts instead of cubed chicken using my George Foreman (took 5 min!) and then when layering it I added spoonfuls of salsa over the rice. I also used cheddar instead of jack and it worked very well. I ate mine with sour cream and extra salsa. This has a fajita casserole taste to it which isn't my hubby's favorite thing but he liked it especially in the times I have made it since where I chop the peppers and onion up smaller so they're less noticeable. Even my toddler daughter eats it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2005
This recipe was just okay. There was way too much rice in it which made it taste a little bland. After you cook the rice and the chicken mixture it's basically finished. You don't need to bake it in layers with the cheese on top IF you are going to put it in tortillas as the recipe suggests-- it just adds cooking time and not much else. You can instead mix some rice in with the chicken mixture (not as much as recipe suggests) put in tortillas and put shredded cheese on top. Read More
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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2006
I liked this recipe however I made a few alterations that really helped. First I grilled strips of chicken breasts instead of cubed chicken using my George Foreman (took 5 min!) and then when layering it I added spoonfuls of salsa over the rice. I also used cheddar instead of jack and it worked very well. I ate mine with sour cream and extra salsa. This has a fajita casserole taste to it which isn't my hubby's favorite thing but he liked it especially in the times I have made it since where I chop the peppers and onion up smaller so they're less noticeable. Even my toddler daughter eats it! Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2006
I liked this recipe however I made a few alterations that really helped. First I grilled strips of chicken breasts instead of cubed chicken using my George Foreman (took 5 min!) and then when layering it I added spoonfuls of salsa over the rice. I also used cheddar instead of jack and it worked very well. I ate mine with sour cream and extra salsa. This has a fajita casserole taste to it which isn't my hubby's favorite thing but he liked it especially in the times I have made it since where I chop the peppers and onion up smaller so they're less noticeable. Even my toddler daughter eats it! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
I changed the recipe a little because I read the reviews that said it need something else. I used 1 1/2 lbs. of chicken and 4 cups of rice. Two cups of rice didn't seem to be enough. I still used the same amount of milk and cream of mushroom soup. The thing that made the big difference was that I added a package of taco seasoning to my chicken before I added the soup and milk. I made it a second time and added a can of diced green chilies. Sprinkle some cheddar cheese on top of the monterey jack. Try it this way and you will love it. A good recipe to play with and change around. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2005
This was a great recipe!!!!! I did make some major changes. First I used spanish rice from a box. Then I put chilies cuman and cilantro to the chicken mixture. My husband put sourcream on his. This was creamy and really good. I will make this again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2012
I was the original poster of this recipe YEARS ago (before they even registered users) and I see that there is an ingredient that was omitted. It is supposed to have a package of taco seasoning added with the soup and milk. I saw at least one reviewer who suggested that change.:) I love all the ideas and suggestions from others too. It's just what is great about AllRecipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2004
This is FANTASTIC! The only thing we did differently was to use pepperjack cheese instead of just regular jack (we like spice) and used more cheese than it called for. This was absolutely to die for! One of my favorite finds ever! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2006
Great quick dinner! I used a bagged frozen pepper/onion blend added some corn and used Cream of Chicken instead of mushroom. Also threw in a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles. When it was served I crumbled tortilla chips on top and added a dollup of sour cream. I think I'll try it in the crock pot next time and throw in the rice when I get home after work! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2004
I had some leftover rice and a green pepper I needed to use up so I picked this recipe. It was very easy to make and it tasted pretty good. I used green onions because my wife doesn't like regular onions. With a little effort we got our kids to eat it even with the peppers. I think it probably needs something else -- maybe corn or peas or some other veggies and definitely more spices. But overall it was quick easy and tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2007
This was good stuff. I did tweak it a bit though. I sauteed my chicken with the peppers and onions and then sprinkled it all with Taco Seasoning I (from this site). I also used pepper jack cheese and mixed the chicken mixture into the rice rather than layering it. I loved how simple this was to prepare and I'll definitely be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2005
Very good. Add 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa- we usually have some in the fridge- to the rice to make "Mexican Rice" for extra flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2005
This recipe was just okay. There was way too much rice in it which made it taste a little bland. After you cook the rice and the chicken mixture it's basically finished. You don't need to bake it in layers with the cheese on top IF you are going to put it in tortillas as the recipe suggests-- it just adds cooking time and not much else. You can instead mix some rice in with the chicken mixture (not as much as recipe suggests) put in tortillas and put shredded cheese on top. Read More
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