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Maria's Chicken Tamale Casserole

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Handmade chicken tamales on a bed of Spanish rice with a creamy tomatillo sauce and topped with a blend of Mexican cheeses. Serve with a tossed salad for a complete meal."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 634 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (1 9x13-inch casserole)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray the bottom and sides of a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer rice to a large bowl. Add diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, garlic salt, onion powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper and mix well. Spread rice mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  3. Layer chicken tamales on top of rice mixture. Mix sour cream and salsa verde together in a bowl; pour over tamales. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese over tamales. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake until cheese is browned, about 10 minutes more. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Footnotes

  • Partner tip: Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 634 calories; 34.6 g fat; 54.5 g carbohydrates; 25.7 g protein; 91 mg cholesterol; 883 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Excellent casserole! I had some left over tamales and came to AllRecipes to look for something to do with them. I had pork tamales and so used red sauce rather than green. Otherwise I made the r...