Southwest Chicken Casserole

Southwest Chicken Casserole


"A 15 minute microwave casserole. Can substitute canned white albacore tuna for the canned white chicken. Casserole is as casserole does! Serve with mexicorn and green salad if desired."


servings 544 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 544 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 26.5 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.8g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 27.1 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 1355 mg
  • 54%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, chiles, soup, cheese, onions, salt, pepper and water and pour the mixture into a microwave safe 9x13 inch casserole dish.
  2. Add the rice. The mixture should be the consistency of soupy pancake batter.
  3. Cover the dish with a lid or plastic wrap and microwave for about 15 minutes (depending on the microwave). Serve with mexicorn and green salad if desired.
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  1. 28 Ratings


I love the mexican flavor of this simple casserole. I make it in the oven rather than the microwave. I bake at 350 for about 25 minutes and it turns out great!

This recipe was very easy & would have been very fast if I had used precooked chicken. (I didn't want to use the canned stuff.) I also made some changes, but only minor ones. I used cream of ...

This was okay but nothing special. I used fresh chicken, real onion, and long grain rice instead of the canned/dried/instant which I think improved the flavor, but it was still bland and could h...

I made this with fresh, cooked chicken breast and it was still horrid. I don't even want to imagine what it would have tasted like with canned chicken. I only gave it the second star for quickne...

I never make microwave recipes, but I was in a bind for time so I thought I'd give it a try. It was unbelievable.

I thought that this recipe sounded so nice and quick and easy so I tried it and was so disappointed. It tastes awful and I used real chicken and real onion. I don't even know where to start to...

I used this recipe with the albacore tuna.... it was great! The entire family loved it except my 2 year old.... not colorful enough? I made mine with regular rice and baked in the oven as my fam...

For a family to is'nt really excited about tuna, this recipe was a big hit. My teens wanted to know in advance what was in it, but I convinced them to taste first. The green chiles give a grea...

I made this pretty close to as it was written. The only changes I made were that I used chicken breast I'd boiled myself and cut up, since I dislike canned meat, and I baked it at 350 for 25 mi...