Colorful Chicken and Rice Recipe
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Colorful Chicken and Rice Recipe

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Topped with crushed corn chips, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes, this marvelous meal-in-one is as pretty as it is tasty. I serve it to company along with bread and dessert, and it always gets compliments. —Dana Wise Quinter, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed corn chips
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 497 calories, 24 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 836 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein.


  1. In a blender, combine the soup, sour cream, cottage cheese and cream cheese; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the chicken, rice, Monterey Jack cheese, chilies, olives and garlic salt.
  2. Pour into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Just before serving, top with corn chips, lettuce and tomatoes. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Colorful Chicken and Rice in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p31

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2015

"This is one of my very favorite recipes!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2013

"This is my go-to chicken casserole. One of the very first TOH recipes I ever tried and continues to be a favorite 10 years later! I do use low-fat ingedients to bring the calorie count down."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

"The recipe turned out ok and it was easy to make but it was kind of bland even with the onions I added. The wow factor just isn't there. The cottage cheese is unnecessary with the other two cheeses."

Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"I was surprised by this recipe as well. I was expecting it to be just another chicken casserole recipe, but it is far from that. It is now going to be a regular menu item."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"This is one of THE best recipes I have ever discovered and I have been cooking for a long, long time. My entire family loves this meal and it is so easy to improvise if you lack ingredients or if you have a picky eater! My husband doesn't like olives or chilies so those don't always make it in and it still tastes amazing. I make it about once every two weeks. It's wonderful!"

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