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Southwest Chicken Casserole Recipe

Southwest Chicken Casserole

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"A 15 minute microwave casserole. Can substitute canned white albacore tuna for the canned white chicken. Casserole is as casserole does! Serve with mexicorn and green salad if desired."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, chiles, soup, cheese, onions, salt, pepper and water and pour the mixture into a microwave safe 9x13 inch casserole dish.
  2. Add the rice. The mixture should be the consistency of soupy pancake batter.
  3. Cover the dish with a lid or plastic wrap and microwave for about 15 minutes (depending on the microwave). Serve with mexicorn and green salad if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 23, 2003

I love the mexican flavor of this simple casserole. I make it in the oven rather than the microwave. I bake at 350 for about 25 minutes and it turns out great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 22, 2005

This was okay but nothing special. I used fresh chicken, real onion, and long grain rice instead of the canned/dried/instant which I think improved the flavor, but it was still bland and could have used some more seasonings.

Jul 26, 2006

This recipe was very easy & would have been very fast if I had used precooked chicken. (I didn't want to use the canned stuff.) I also made some changes, but only minor ones. I used cream of chicken soup (not everyone in the house likes mushrooms), omitted the chilies & used jalepeno montery jack cheese instead. I also threw in some medium cheddar cheese. We were amazed that this tasted so good! We will definitely make it again.

Jun 23, 2003

I made this with fresh, cooked chicken breast and it was still horrid. I don't even want to imagine what it would have tasted like with canned chicken. I only gave it the second star for quickness.

Jun 23, 2003

I never make microwave recipes, but I was in a bind for time so I thought I'd give it a try. It was unbelievable.

Apr 03, 2007

I thought that this recipe sounded so nice and quick and easy so I tried it and was so disappointed. It tastes awful and I used real chicken and real onion. I don't even know where to start to make this taste better, so I won't

Aug 24, 2003

I used this recipe with the albacore tuna.... it was great! The entire family loved it except my 2 year old.... not colorful enough? I made mine with regular rice and baked in the oven as my family likes a crunchy top. I was so flavorful! I even used low fat cheese and low fat mushroom soup! I am looking forward to "refrying" the leftovers, and serving it as a side dish with Pork chops. This is Yummy!!!! My husband was skeptical, and he loved it, even had thirds!

Jun 23, 2003

For a family to is'nt really excited about tuna, this recipe was a big hit. My teens wanted to know in advance what was in it, but I convinced them to taste first. The green chiles give a great pepper taste without extra heat. Thanks for being there when I needed a new approach to tuna.


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  • Calories
  • 544 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.8 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 26.5 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 27.1 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 1355 mg
  • 54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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