30-Minute Cheesy Mexican Rice Casserole
30-Minute Cheesy Mexican Rice Casserole is an easy Mexican chicken rice casserole that’s topped with cheese and comes together in one pot!
Hola! Hola because obviously there’s a skillet full of Mexican goodness in front of you. This 30-Minute Cheesy Mexican Rice Skillet is not only a 30-minute dinner, but it’s made all in one pot. And that’s muy bueno!
I will stop the Spanish now.
We’re not stopping with this 30-minute meal, however, because it’s 30-Minute Thursday! That means that you gain access to 9 other 30-minute meals by some of my blogging friends, which you can find at the bottom of this post. 🙂
30-Minute Cheesy Mexican Rice Skillet
I’ve been inspired to create a Mexican rice casserole since I saw my friend Ashley’s skillet mexican brown rice casserole last year, and I finally got around to making my own rendition a few weeks ago.
I adapted this recipe from my One Pot Mexican Black Bean Sweet Potato Quinoa, obviously subbing out the quinoa for rice, and using chicken instead of sweet potato.
The best part about this Mexican chicken rice casserole is that you can use any type of meat or go vegetarian. It’s completely versatile!
How to make Mexican rice casserole
This meal is so quick to prepare, and there’s barely any chopping.
To make this a true 30-minute meal, chop your onion and garlic and get them cooking while you cube your chicken breast.
Get the chicken cooking, and prep your other ingredients so that everything is ready to pop in the skillet to get that rice cooking about 10 minutes in.
The rice takes 20 minutes to cook, and once it’s done, fluff it up and serve.
Of course this dish is amazing on it’s own, but the cheese melted over the top takes this way over the top. And I loved serving it with plenty of chopped cilantro for freshness and flavor, and some lime wedges for that citrus pop.
This cheesy Mexican rice casserole is so easy and so delicious, and yeah — it only takes 30-minutes to make and there’s only one pot to wash!
You’re welcome. 🙂
Don’t forget to check out these other delicious 30-minute meals from these fabulous bloggers. Enjoy!
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 84mg Sodium: 632mg Carbohydrates: 36g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 6g Protein: 37g