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30 Minute Mexican Chicken and Rice Dinner
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4.55 from 31 votes

Mexican Chicken and Rice

This dinner recipe is made in one pan and is done just in 30 minutes making cleaning a breeze. Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole is topped with ooey gooey cheese and filled with staples from your pantry!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: casserole, chicken, rice


  • Non-stick spray
  • 8×8 baking dish
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Foil


  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 15 oz (can) black beans, drained
  • 1 15 oz (can) corn, drained
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  • ½ cup chunky salsa
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In the mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients except only use 1 cup of cheese. Save the other cup for adding to the top.
  • Prepare your baking dish with non-stick spray
  • Add the mixture to the baking dish
  • Put the remaining 1 cup of cheese on top
  • Cover with foil and cook for 25 minutes
  • Remove the foil and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese on top is melted