Chili and Rice Casserole


Mexican-inspired chicken chili casserole with rice, made with items that most cooks have on hand. Serve with shredded cheese, hot sauce, and crushed tortilla chips.

Chili and Rice Casserole on spoon
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can Mexican-style corn, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chili-seasoned diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup instant brown rice, uncooked

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup salsa


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook and stir until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add shredded chicken and cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Pour chicken mixture into a casserole dish. Add corn, beans, tomatoes, rice, chiles, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix all ingredients together in the pan and spread to cover the dish. Spread salsa evenly over the top.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly, about 45 minutes. Serve in bowls.

Cook's Note:

Tip: Anytime you have extra rotisserie chicken leftover, remove from the bone, shred, and place in freezer bags in 1 cup portions. When needed, remove from freezer, thaw in hot water, and use in casseroles and soups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

409 Calories
10g Fat
61g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 409
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 1799mg 78%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 13g 47%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 47mg 234%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 897mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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