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Recipe: Cheesy Green Rice & Chicken Casserole

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Howdy friends ~ I have the best casserole to share with you today! This Cheesy Green Rice & Chicken Casserole is sure to please your entire family (hello kiddos) on those super busy, back to school evenings.
We all need a good supply of easy, quick & most of all, tasty recipes to choose from this time of year. This is one you need at the front of your recipe box! Let’s take a look…

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins
 '--Green Rice
 4 bags Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice, cook to package directions
 1 cup fresh Cilantro
 1/4 cup Italian Parsley
 1 medium (1 cup diced) White Onion
 1/2 cup Chicken or Vegetable Broth
 1/2 cup Canola Oil
 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
Chicken
 2 pounds Chicken Breast
 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
 1/2 teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper
 Casserole
 2 1/2 cups Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese (Cheddar, Cojita, Monterey Jack) or any cheese you like
 Cooking Spray for casserole dish
1

'--Green Rice

2

Cook rice to package directions & empty bags into a large bowl.

3

In a blender combine cilantro, parsley, onion, broth, canola oil & garlic salt. Pour into rice and combine well.

Chicken
4

While cooking the rice: Heat the olive oil & butter in a sauté or grill pan. Cut chicken breast into bite sized pieces. Add chicken to the pan & season with garlic salt & black pepper. Cook for about 12 minutes until chicken is browned & cooked through.

Casserole Assembly
5

Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Spray your bake safe casserole dish with cooking spray. Add chicken to green rice, combine well. Place into sprayed casserole dish. Top with cheese. Bake uncovered for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted & slightly browned.

6

Top casserole with fresh cilantro. Serve immediately.

Ingredients

 '--Green Rice
 4 bags Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice, cook to package directions
 1 cup fresh Cilantro
 1/4 cup Italian Parsley
 1 medium (1 cup diced) White Onion
 1/2 cup Chicken or Vegetable Broth
 1/2 cup Canola Oil
 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
Chicken
 2 pounds Chicken Breast
 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
 1/2 teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper
 Casserole
 2 1/2 cups Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese (Cheddar, Cojita, Monterey Jack) or any cheese you like
 Cooking Spray for casserole dish

Directions

1

'--Green Rice

2

Cook rice to package directions & empty bags into a large bowl.

3

In a blender combine cilantro, parsley, onion, broth, canola oil & garlic salt. Pour into rice and combine well.

Chicken
4

While cooking the rice: Heat the olive oil & butter in a sauté or grill pan. Cut chicken breast into bite sized pieces. Add chicken to the pan & season with garlic salt & black pepper. Cook for about 12 minutes until chicken is browned & cooked through.

Casserole Assembly
5

Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Spray your bake safe casserole dish with cooking spray. Add chicken to green rice, combine well. Place into sprayed casserole dish. Top with cheese. Bake uncovered for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted & slightly browned.

6

Top casserole with fresh cilantro. Serve immediately.

Recipe: Cheesy Green Rice & Chicken Casserole

~ Marla Meridith

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