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
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 cup: 497 calories, 24g fat (12g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 836mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g 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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momof4RN User ID: 2273778 230775
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2015

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

tammyschneider User ID: 1286717 85263
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."

livinglife User ID: 3418947 54562
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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 91267
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."

bunnygirl6489 User ID: 2598839 205436
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!"

angbob1 User ID: 1964310 67332
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2009

"This is one of my faves! If I don't have one of the ingrediants on hand, I will substitute (ex. sauteed green pepper and onion) or leave it out (cottage cheese) and it is still wonderful and quick!!!"

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