Monday, March 25, 2013

Salsa Chicken Rice Casserole

Ingredients
1 1/3 cups cooked uncooked white rice
2 2/3 cups water
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups mild salsa
 
Directions
  1. Place rice and water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place  chicken breast halves into a large saucepan, and fill the pan with water.  Bring to a boil, and cook for 20 minutes, or until done.  Remove chicken from water.  When cool enough to handle, cut meat into bite-size pieces.
  3. In a small skillet, cook onion until opaque.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, onion, and salsa. 
  7. Layer 1/2 of the rice, 1/2 of the chicken, 1/2 of the soup and salsa mixture, and 1/2 of the cheese mixture in a prepared dish.
  8. Repeat layers, ending with cheese.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes, or until bubbly.

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