Fajita Chicken Casserole

This Fajita Chicken Casserole is our new favorite recipe! It's got amazing flavor and is so easy to make. Chicken, cheese, veggies, rice and a delectable sauce combine for absolute perfection!

I absolutely can’t wait for y’all to try this recipe.  Seriously.  I just know y’all are going to love it.  It really packs a punch of flavor and my family just went crazy over it.  It’s based on a Mexican Chicken Casserole I’ve been making for years that I shared over on Southern Plate a few years ago.  This one twists things around a little and adds a packet of fajita seasoning mix for some truly amazing flavor.  The best part is it’s got your veggies, protein, and starch all right in there so you can have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes and only have a bowl and a dish to wash – well, that is if you use paper plates, but I digress…  🙂

This Fajita Chicken Casserole is our new favorite recipe! It's got amazing flavor and is so easy to make. Chicken, cheese, veggies, rice and a delectable sauce combine for absolute perfection!Now, I told y’all about this amazing piece of equipment – the GE Advantium 240 Wall Oven – a few months back.  Well, trust me when I say that my love for this appliance has only grown.  So I wanted to show you again just how quickly it can get supper on the table.  Now, I’ve given you both my Advantium and my standard oven versions below.  You’ll see that the Advantium recipe cooks in about half the time of the standard oven.  Half the time!  That’s because the Advantium is a speed cook oven.  It combines convection, microwave, ceramic heat, and halogen bulbs to cook things in a flash.  The best part is you don’t sacrifice quality, flavor, or texture.

This Fajita Chicken Casserole is our new favorite recipe! It's got amazing flavor and is so easy to make. Chicken, cheese, veggies, rice and a delectable sauce combine for absolute perfection!Let’s get to cooking!  So, here are a few notes about this recipe.  Because of the short cooking time (in both methods) I’ve opted for frozen bell peppers and onions.  They cook through faster and offer a softer texture than fresh.  If you’re feeling adventurous, you can chop your own onions and peppers and saute them in a super hot skillet before mixing the casserole together for even more flavor.  Let also chat about our seasoning here.  There are tons of fajita seasoning packets out there.  Feel free to use your favorite.  I’ve tasted a bunch of them and this McCormick version is my absolute favorite.  It has a smoky flavor that really adds to the dish.  Now, don’t go hunting all over town for it – nothing is worth that – but if you can find it, get it.  This recipe also calls for a can of diced tomatoes with chilies.  I used the mild version here, but if you like heat – go for your favorite heat level.


This Fajita Chicken Casserole is our new favorite recipe! It's got amazing flavor and is so easy to make. Chicken, cheese, veggies, rice and a delectable sauce combine for absolute perfection!

Fajita Chicken Casserole – Standard Oven Directions

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 3 large breasts)
  • 2 cups instant rice
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup frozen diced onion and bell pepper blend
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with chilies (like Ro*Tel), undrained
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (1.12-ounce) packet fajita seasoning ( I prefer McCormick)
  • 1 (8-ounce) shredded Mexican blend cheese ( about 2 cups)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, uncooked rice, cream of chicken, sour cream, diced onion and bell pepper, tomatoes with chilies, chicken broth, fajita seasoning, and about half of the cheese. Mix to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and spread it evenly. Bake for about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with the remaining cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted.
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Fajita Chicken Casserole – Advantium 240 Wall Oven Version

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 3 large breasts)
  • 2 cups instant rice
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup frozen diced onion and bell pepper blend
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with chilies (like Ro*Tel), undrained
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (1.12-ounce) packet fajita seasoning ( I prefer McCormick)
  • 1 (8-ounce) shredded Mexican blend cheese (about 2 cups)

Instructions

  • Lightly spray a 9×13″ casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, uncooked rice, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, frozen onion and bell pepper, tomatoes with chilies, chicken broth, fajita seasoning, and about half of the cheese. Mix until well combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and spread it evenly. Place the dish in the Advantium on the metal tray and cook for 15 minutes on these settings: U=4 L=10 M=7 C=10. Remove from the oven the oven with 2 minutes remaining and add the remaining cheese, finish cooking.
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While the Advantium oven was provided by the amazing folks at GE, the opinions expressed here in are my own.  A positive review can never be bought.  I just really love this thing!

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