Douse a pan of chicken in a Tex-Mex seasoned queso sauce and topped it off with fresh chopped tomatoes in this comforting one-pan bake.
Sometimes, you just have to fix something smothered in cheesy goodness for dinner. And this Taco Chicken and Rice Bake is perfect for when you’re in the mood to indulge a little. Yes, it contains and entire jar of queso. Plus some extra cheese for good measure. But everyone will clean their plates and come back for seconds. So it’s totally worth it!
This hearty meal is perfect for any time comfort food is in order. It was definitely a hit with my hungry teenagers.
You can easily adapt this recipe to include more or less chicken breasts, depending on how many people you’ll be serving.
And while I like to top this casserole off with some fresh tomatoes and chopped cilantro, you could add any of your favorite taco toppings–avocado, chopped lettuce, diced onion, sour cream….you get the idea.
No matter how you finish it off, it’s going to be a hit. Honestly, I would have happily eaten just the cheese smothered rice. Which is why I love this dish. You get your main course and side dish all in one delicious meal.
Obviously this isn’t low in fat or calories, but it’s definitely going into the recipe file because it’s easy to make and my whole family loved it. Totally worth the occasional indulgence!
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Danelle combines her love of cooking and photography at her food blog, Let's Dish. A friend once described her culinary creations as “uptown foodie meets real life,” which sums up her cooking philosophy perfectly. When she's not cooking or baking , you'll often find her behind the lens of her camera photographing the beautiful Colorado outdoors, or visiting her local farmers' market. She has been sharing recipes at Let's Dish since 2009.