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Super Easy Adobe Chicken Casserole

I made this for dinner last night, and I was thrilled with how quickly it can be put together with mostly ingredients from the pantry. For extra convenience sometimes, I like to keep canned chicken on hand which works well for dishes like casseroles or pot pies.

chicken casserole, Super Easy Adobe Chicken Casserole,

This Adobe Chicken Casserole is the simplest casserole to throw together, especially if you have canned cooked chicken on hand.  If you use instant rice, you can have this casserole in the oven in 10 minutes!

chicken casserole, Super Easy Adobe Chicken Casserole, Sam’s Club sells canned chicken in different sizes.

INGREDIENTS:
(adapted from The Best 1001 Short Easy Recipes)

    • 2 cups of brown rice, cooked
    • 1 can of chopped tomatoes and green chiles, drained (10 ounces)
    • 3 cups of chopped cooked chicken
    • 1 package of shredded Monterey Jack cheese (8 ounces, halved)

    chicken casserole, Super Easy Adobe Chicken Casserole,

    If you do use canned chicken, make sure you drain the water out.

    chicken casserole, Super Easy Adobe Chicken Casserole,

    Then mix the cooked rice, tomatoes and green chiles, chicken and half of the cheese.

    chicken casserole, Super Easy Adobe Chicken Casserole,

    Pour into a greased 7×11 casserole dish and cover with foil. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.

    chicken casserole, Super Easy Adobe Chicken Casserole,

    Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and bake uncovered for 5 more minutes.

    chicken casserole, Super Easy Adobe Chicken Casserole,

    chicken casserole, Super Easy Adobe Chicken Casserole,

    Now, you can serve it as is, but I jazzed it up with lettuce and sour cream, and it was the perfect combo.

    chicken casserole, Super Easy Adobe Chicken Casserole,
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    Super Easy Adobe Chicken Casserole

    Course dinner
    Cuisine Southwestern
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 35 minutes
    Total Time 45 minutes
    Servings 4
    Author Joyful Homemaking

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups of brown rice cooked
    • 1 can of chopped tomatoes and green chiles drained (10 ounces)
    • 3 cups of chopped cooked chicken
    • 1 package of shredded Monterey Jack cheese 8 ounces, halved

    Instructions

    • If you do use canned chicken, make sure you drain the water out.
    • Then mix the cooked rice, tomatoes and green chiles, chicken and half of the cheese.
    • Pour into a greased 7×11 casserole dish and cover with foil. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
    • Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and bake uncovered for 5 more minutes.
    • Now you can serve it as is, but I jazzed it up with lettuce and sour cream, and it was the perfect combo.
    • My hubby jazzed his up with his favorite green tabasco sauce. He also mentioned that this dish would be delicious served in tortillas, and I agree.

     

    chicken casserole, Super Easy Adobe Chicken Casserole,

    My hubby jazzed his up with his favorite green Tabasco sauce. He also mentioned that this dish would be delicious served in tortillas, and I agree.

    chicken casserole, Super Easy Adobe Chicken Casserole, It’s the perfect dish to tweak to your personal tastes!

    chicken casserole, Super Easy Adobe Chicken Casserole,
    Hope you enjoy!