Spanish Chicken Casserole is a wonderful way to stretch a chicken. You can purchase either a whole chicken, or cut this chicken into pieces, so this Spanish Chicken Casserole is very economical to make. This recipe was recently posted in the CopyKat Recipe exchange list. Thanks to KarrotsP for this great recipe.
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Spanish Chicken Casserole
This Spanish chicken casserole has some spice with Rotel tomatoes.
- 3 pounds chicken
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 chopped green bell pepper
- 1 1/4 cup rice
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 can Rotel tomatoes diced
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 6 ounces tortilla chips
Cut up chicken, place in a large pot and cover with water, add salt; bring to a boil reduce heat and cook for 45 minutes. Once chicken is cooked remove from the pot, let cool. Remove the chicken from the bone, cut into bite size pieces. Spread the chicken on the bottom of a casserole dish; add chopped onion, green pepper and the uncooked rice. Pour the Rotel tomatoes over this then add the chicken broth. More broth may be added while cooking if needed. Top with cheese when cooked, return to oven until cheese is melted. Serve with the chips.