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Chicken Taco Rice Casserole

Casseroles have a special place in the world of comfort food, and when you combine the flavors of chicken tacos with the ease of a casserole, you get a culinary delight known as Chicken Taco Rice Casserole. 

Chicken Taco Rice Casserole is an easy dinner to make for a weeknight meal. - The Kreative Life

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A Flavorful Fusion

Chicken Taco Rice Casserole is a harmonious fusion of two beloved dishes: chicken and tacos. It brings together the familiar flavors of seasoned chicken, zesty taco spices, and fluffy rice, creating a mouthwatering combination that’s both comforting and flavorful.

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Ease of Preparation

One of the great things about this casserole is its simplicity. It’s a one-dish wonder that’s easy to prepare, making it a perfect choice for busy weeknight dinners or family gatherings. The convenience of a casserole meets the deliciousness of chicken tacos.

Hearty and Satisfying

Chicken Taco Rice Casserole is a hearty dish that’s designed to satisfy. It’s packed with protein from the chicken, while the rice and seasonings add depth and flavor. Whether served as a main course or a side dish, it’s sure to leave you feeling full and content.

Customizable and Versatile

This casserole is highly customizable. You can tailor it to suit your taste by adding extras like black beans, corn, or jalapeños for a spicy kick. Topped with melted cheese and garnished with fresh cilantro or avocado, it becomes a canvas for your culinary creativity.

Chicken Taco Rice Casserole is the epitome of comfort food. It combines the familiar flavors of chicken tacos with the ease of a casserole, making it a go-to dish for busy days or cozy nights at home. Whether you’re looking for a convenient weeknight dinner or a crowd-pleasing potluck contribution, this casserole is sure to hit the mark with its delightful fusion of flavors and textures.


Chicken Taco Rice Casserole


  • 1/4 C. White Onions Diced
  • 2.5 Lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Diced
  • 2 Tbsp. Green Onions Sliced
  • 1 Medium Tomato Diced
  • 4 Cups White Rice Cooked
  • 2- 1.25 Oz. Taco Seasoning Packets
  • 1 Medium Tomato Diced
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheese Mexican Blend


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a lightly oiled frying pan over medium heat, brown the white onions.

    Add the chicken and cook until lightly browned.

    Add ¼ cup of water to pan.

    Add taco seasoning, tomatoes, and green onions.

    Stir until taco seasoning is fully mixed in. Slowly mix in rice.

    Place mixture in a 9x13 casserole dish, in an even layer. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

If you like this chicken taco rice bake, you may also want to try this zesty oven roasted corn recipe.

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  1. making this dish today using Tofu instead of chicken. I also added about 4 cloves of minced garlic, 2 TBl cilantro, and 1/2 Jalepeno. It smells wonderful and super easy to fix. Thanks so much for posting this

    1. Hi, Robin! Adding the cilantro and jalepeno sound great! I’ll have to try it. I hope you like how it comes out!