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Mexican Chicken Bake Recipe

A cozy comforting home-cooked meal doesn't have to take hours to make, writes Linda Humphreys of Buchanan, Michigan. "I've had this recipe for 30 years. Since my kids, grandkids and guests of all ages request it often and it takes only about 30 minutes to make, I have it at least once every other month!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 large jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 4 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 3 to 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, saute the onion, green pepper and jalapeno peppers in butter until tender. In a large bowl, combine soup and milk. Stir in the rice, chicken, 2 cups cheese and onion mixture.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through and the cheese is melted. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 401 calories, 21 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 551 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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