Nacho Chicken & Rice Recipe
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Nacho Chicken & Rice Recipe

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Simmer up a low-fat, delicious meal with just a few basic ingredients. Your family is sure to love this colorful medley with tender chicken and a zippy cheese sauce. Linda Foreman of Locust Grove, Oklahoma shares the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 1 each small green, sweet red and orange peppers, cut into thin strips
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed nacho cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4-1/2 cups hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cups: 360 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 553mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the chicken, peppers, soup, salsa and chili powder. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender. Serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pepper Jack Chicken in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p53

Sweet White Wine

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

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 227784
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2015

"My husband and I thought this was just ok, very mediocre. We put shredded cheddar cheese on top and that helped. I think part of the problem may have been that I had to use condensed cheddar cheese soup since my grocery store didn't have any nacho cheese soup. For now I'm rating it 3 stars, but I will try it again when I find the nacho cheese soup and update the rating."

julzrulz9 User ID: 7093746 99409
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"Husband loved it, I wasn't crazy about it but still liked it."

Tomcatlover User ID: 1268955 170865
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"Great to have cooking and done when dinnertime is here!"

hrwheeler User ID: 4689583 80945
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"This recipe is amazing! It made my apartment smell heavenly while it was cooking and tasted just as great. Only suggestion would be to add a little bit of salt. Otherwise great recipe! I added some onions too."

seneca49 User ID: 4469847 174947
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

"I just served this to my family and it is a Hit! easy to make, serve and enjoy. We will certainly be having it again. Thanks for sharing the recipe."

mindymoser1 User ID: 5336711 158625
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"I thought this recipe was yummy and easy to make. I served it over rice and topped it with some shredded cheese, extra salsa, and sour cream. Served with tortilla chips on the side. My family loved it."

lpeters86 User ID: 3481982 156946
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2010

"While the recipe was very inexpensive and easy to make, I thought that it lacked a lot of flavor. I would recommend adding more chili powder even if you don't like spice. It was lacking something."

j_eavou User ID: 3311243 155232
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"I've made it on brown rice and on potatoes and all are great! Oh and on biscuits"

smurf_45 User ID: 4214511 99408
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2009

"Just wondering what you used for "southwest-style" condensed soup. I didn't seem to find one close to that in the store...Thanks for the help!"

casserroll User ID: 4550718 80697
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"i think i would also add a can of rotel to this. it was very delicious as is, though!"

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