Easy Spanish Chicken and Rice Casserole

Spanish Chicken and Rice 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 and Casserole is very economical to make.  This casserole takes very little time to put together, and it cooks in the oven all by itself.
Spanish chicken and rice casserole served with corn chips.

Do you like recipes that take minutes to put together, and then can be cooked effortlessly? If so, you are going to find this recipe perfect. Did I mention this recipe is very economical to make?

Pictured is cooked chicken, raw rice, chopped onions and green bell peppers, Rotel tomatoes, and Cheddar cheese.

This Easy Spanish Chicken and Rice Casserole is a great way to use up left-over cooked chicken. Cooked chicken is prepared with chicken stock, bell peppers, Rotel tomatoes, onions, and this casserole can be topped with cheese, and served with corn chips. It’s a great way to use up a leftover Rotisserie chicken.

Cooked chicken is placed in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. The chicken is topped with chopped onions and chopped green bell peppers.

Cooked chicken is topped with chopped onions and green bell peppers.

A can of Rotel tomatoes, uncooked rice, and chicken stock is added to the casserole. You will need to wrap the casserole dish well with foil and bake in the oven. The casserole should be baked for about 1 an hour.

A Spanish chicken casserole that has been topped with Rotel tomatoes, uncooke drice, an dchicken stock.

When you pull the casserole out of the oven, you can top with Cheddar cheese if desired. A sprinkling of Cheddar cheese adds a lot of flavor to this comfort dish.

A Spanish Chicken and Rice Casserole just taken out of the oven.

If you are looking for a recipe that will help you use up cooked chicken, and is a tasty way to prepare an economic chicken casserole, this recipe if for you!

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Oven-baked Spanish Chicken and Rice casserole is served with a side of corn chips.

Spanish chicken and rice casserole served with corn chips.

Spanish Chicken Casserole

This Spanish chicken casserole has some spice with Rotel tomatoes. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spanish Chicken Casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 649kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 649kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 1543mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 24.9mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 2.9mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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