Chicken Taco Rice Casserole is an easy and delicious weeknight meal that the whole family will love! Best yet, it can be made into a freezer meal for an even easier dinner!
Every year my sister in law and I take an afternoon to prep a whole bunch of freezer meals. I absolutely love freezer meals because they make busy weeknights so much easier. Typically we make the freezer meals that you put all of the ingredients in a freezer bag and then dump it all in a slow cooker. This year, however, I decided to try some freezer casseroles - starting with this Chicken Taco Rice Bake!
Ingredients in Chicken Taco Rice Casserole
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Zatarain's Spanish Rice
Shredded Mexican Cheese
How to Make Taco Chicken Rice Casserole
This Chicken Taco Rice Casserole comes together very easily.
Cook the chicken. The chicken is cut into small bite-sized pieces, and then sauteed in olive oil until cooked through.
Next, you'll add the taco seasoning, black beans, corn, and salsa, followed by the Zatarain's rice and shredded cheese.
The mixture gets transferred to a baking dish, topped with more cheese, and baked until the cheese is gooey and golden.
As mentioned, this rice casserole can be be made into a freezer meal. To do this, you simply prepare the entire thing up until baking it, and instead popping it in the freezer.
You can bake the casserole frozen or thawed. Obviously, baking it from frozen will take longer, about 60-70 minutes.