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Tex-Mex Chicken Rice Casserole

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6 servings

This chicken and rice casserole gets its kicked-up Tex-Mex appeal from taco seasoning, fresh cilantro and chopped jalapeño peppers.

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  • Heat oven to 425°F.
  • Heat dressing in large saucepan on medium. Add onions; cook and stir 4 to 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in rice and taco seasoning; cook and stir 2 min. Add broth and water; stir. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer 20 min or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in all remaining ingredients except cheese. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake 20 min. or until heated through. Top with cheese; let stand 5 min. or until melted.

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Make Ahead

Prepare as directed except do not bake. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. Bake, covered, 35 to 40 min. or until heated through. Continue as directed.


Substitute 2 Tbsp. chopped pickled jalapeño peppers for the 2 fresh jalapeño peppers.

Serve the Meal With a Salad

Serve with a bagged green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Dressing, such as Italian or Ranch.


  • 6 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low fat
  • Low calorie
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Nutrition Bonus

Spice up your weeknight routine with this low-fat, low-calorie main dish. Fresh jalapeno peppers add just the right amount of heat.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 270
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 430mg
Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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