Awesome Chicken and Yellow Rice Casserole

Awesome Chicken and Yellow Rice Casserole

Tamara Grimes 6

"This Cuban influenced dish has been a family favorite for generations! Chicken baked with onions, bell peppers, and water chestnuts, then added to prepared yellow rice makes this dish one you'll be asked again and again to make!"


2 h 15 m servings 353 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 353 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.8g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 30.8 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 714 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a Dutch oven, toss the onion, green bell pepper, and water chestnuts with olive oil to coat. Rub the chicken with salt, pepper, and seasoning salt, and place on top of the vegetables in the Dutch oven.
  3. Cover, and cook the chicken 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C). Remove from heat. Leaving the vegetables in the Dutch oven, remove the cooked chicken, cool, skin, debone, and shred meat.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the yellow rice according to package directions.
  5. Mix the shredded chicken and cooked rice into the Dutch oven with the vegetables. Return to the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven, and continue cooking 15 minutes before serving.
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  1. 91 Ratings


Absolutely Wonderful! I did make the recipe a little more user friendly. I bought a costco rotisserie chicken and softened my veggies on the stovetop, while I shredded my chicken, I made 2 pac...

Quick and easy..A great recipe! The only thing is, I would have liked a little more "bite" to it. I think next time instead of the pimentos I will add a can of the diced tomatoes with green chil...

This turned out great! I did do some shortcuts and added some curry powder and garlic. I boiled boneless skinless chicken breasts, then shredded into a bowl. I added garlic salt, curry powder, p...

I changed a few things based on previous reviews. I boiled chicken tenders with Adobo seasoning then cooked the yellow rice in the broth while I shredded the chicken tenders. I sauteed onion, ...

My family and I love this recipe. I made a few changes to cut down on time but the end result was still a great meal. Instead of using a whole chicken I diced boneless chicken breasts and used...

I honestly did not think this was that amazing. It could have been heated together on the stovetop, no need for the Dutch Oven or the casserole dish. If I could make it over again, I would use o...

I noticed as I was going through the reviews before I made it that almost no one followed the exact recipe. I figured there was no point in making it if I changed everything, so I followed the r...

I didn't really stick to the original recipe, but followed other reviewers advice instead and we thought it was quite tasty. I left out the water chestnuts and pimentos and sauteed celery, onion...

This is the best chicken and yellow rice I have ever fixed!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe.