Prep:  10 minutes
Cook:  45 minutes
Serves:  4
Average: 4.4 (48 votes)
Recipe by: Perfect Italiano
Easy oven baked Mexican chicken and rice dinner recipe that takes only 10 minutes to prepare. Full of flavour and topped with Mexican Style cheese blend, this Mexican chicken and rice recipe is also a one-pan recipe so there's less washing up.
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Mexican Chicken and Rice Bake
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C fan-forced.
  2. Heat oil in a large ovenproof saucepan pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, stirring, for 5 minutes or until browned.
  3. Add garlic and red onion and cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until softened. Add rice. Stir to coat. Add sauce, chilli powder, stock and capsicum. Stir to combine. Bring to the boil. Cover. Transfer to oven. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven. Uncover. Stir half the Mexican cheese into rice mixture. Level top. Scatter with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until rice is tender and cheese is golden and melted.
  5. Scatter with coriander and spring onion. Serve with, chilli, jalapenos, lime wedges and sour cream, if desired.
Tips & Hints:
  • Perfect Italiano™ Perfect Melt cheese works well in this recipe too.
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Mexican chicken rice bake
1 year 1 day ago
Delicious. My grand children love it. Add some black beans and corn salad as a side. Perfect
Chicken rice bake
Vernon Carswell Jr
2 years 4 months ago
Who can't boil water?! I prepared this for my wife in no time. So simple. Neither of us could stop going back for more. I did add sliced mushrooms. Easy to experiment with, but not too much as it's already perfected. We added left overs to empanadas the next day and impressed again. Don't forget the sour cream when serving. You WILL make this again.
Chilli bake
2 years 7 months ago
Nice I love a bit of heat and was just enough
Chilli or jalapeño
4 years 5 days ago
I am confused as to when I need to add the green chilli or the Jalapeños?