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Awesome Chicken and Yellow Rice Casserole Recipe
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Awesome Chicken and Yellow Rice Casserole

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"This Cuban influenced dish has been a family favorite for generations! Chicken baked with onions, bell peppers, and water chestnuts, then added to prepared yellow rice makes this dish one you'll be asked again and again to make!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a Dutch oven, toss the onion, green bell pepper, and water chestnuts with olive oil to coat. Rub the chicken with salt, pepper, and seasoning salt, and place on top of the vegetables in the Dutch oven.
  3. Cover, and cook the chicken 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C). Remove from heat. Leaving the vegetables in the Dutch oven, remove the cooked chicken, cool, skin, debone, and shred meat.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the yellow rice according to package directions.
  5. Mix the shredded chicken and cooked rice into the Dutch oven with the vegetables. Return to the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven, and continue cooking 15 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 24, 2005

Absolutely Wonderful! I did make the recipe a little more user friendly. I bought a costco rotisserie chicken and softened my veggies on the stovetop, while I shredded my chicken, I made 2 packages of the Mahatma brand yellow rice, then mixed everything together and baked for 20 min. It was all gone. I had my nieces over and my hubby and I did not even get seconds.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 18, 2007

I honestly did not think this was that amazing. It could have been heated together on the stovetop, no need for the Dutch Oven or the casserole dish. If I could make it over again, I would use only breast meat, but that's just a personal preference. Overall, this was just kind of "there" to me -- not great but not bad either.

Apr 06, 2005

Quick and easy..A great recipe! The only thing is, I would have liked a little more "bite" to it. I think next time instead of the pimentos I will add a can of the diced tomatoes with green chili's to it. Also I used boneless and skinless chicken breasts, because that is what I had. Thanx! --------- Just an update...I tried this recipe again this time replacing the pimentos with chopped tomatoes with green chilis and it was EXCELLENT!! Will definately keep in my recipe box and will keep making. It was a hit in my house..when my "men" are happy so am I..(smile)

Nov 08, 2005

This turned out great! I did do some shortcuts and added some curry powder and garlic. I boiled boneless skinless chicken breasts, then shredded into a bowl. I added garlic salt, curry powder, pepper and seasoned salt plus just enough water to moisten chicken enough for the spices to stick. I sauteed the onions and bell pepper with a little garlic salt and curry powder, then put the vegetables, chicken, cooked rice, pimientos and chestnuts to a baking dish and mixed. I topped with a little bit of fresh grated parmesan and baked for the 15 minutes. Will definitely make again.

Feb 22, 2007

I changed a few things based on previous reviews. I boiled chicken tenders with Adobo seasoning then cooked the yellow rice in the broth while I shredded the chicken tenders. I sauteed onion, celery and bell pepper then mixed it all together with a can of drained Rotel. Put it all into a greased 13x9 and topped with shredded mexican blend cheese. I really think the addition of Rotel makes this dish!

Sep 12, 2004

My family and I love this recipe. I made a few changes to cut down on time but the end result was still a great meal. Instead of using a whole chicken I diced boneless chicken breasts and used a green zucchini and a yellow squash instead of using a green pepper.

Dec 21, 2011

I noticed as I was going through the reviews before I made it that almost no one followed the exact recipe. I figured there was no point in making it if I changed everything, so I followed the recipe completely. I am so glad I did!! It was delicious!! It made enough for 2+ nights of dinner, and we enjoyed every bite of it!!

Jul 14, 2008

I didn't really stick to the original recipe, but followed other reviewers advice instead and we thought it was quite tasty. I left out the water chestnuts and pimentos and sauteed celery, onion, green pepper and garlic in oil. I bought a roasted chicken from Walmart, shredded the meat and added it to the sauteed veggies along with some seasoned salt, pepper, and curry powder. Then I mixed in a can of Rotel. Mixed all that together with a pkg. of prepared Mathama yellow rice, topped it with cheese and baked it for 20 minutes. I'll definitely make this again.


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  • Calories
  • 353 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.8 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 30.8 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 714 mg
  • 29%

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

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