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Chicken and Dirty Rice Casserole

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Chicken and Dirty Rice Casserole
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4
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Chicken-and-rice casserole gets jazzed up with andouille sausage, fire-roasted tomatoes, and the trinity of Cajun cooking—green pepper, onion and celery—for a weeknight-easy spin on a classic that’ll spice up your dinner menu.
Updated Sep 24, 2020

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 6 oz fully cooked andouille sausage links, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked Minute™ instant white rice
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 1/2 cups Progresso™ reduced sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (5 oz each)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 10-inch skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, onions, celery, 1/2 teaspoon of the Cajun seasoning, the paprika and red pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions start to soften. Add sausage; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until sausage is heated through.
  • 3
    Add sausage mixture, rice, tomatoes and broth to baking dish; stir to combine. In medium bowl, mix chicken, remaining 2 teaspoons oil and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning; stir to coat. Place chicken on top of rice mixture; cover with foil.
  • 4
    Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Top with parsley.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Minute™ Rice is a parboiled style of rice, which yields the best results for an oven casserole.
  • tip 2
    The size of the boneless chicken breast (5 oz) in this recipe is critical for accurate cooking times and doneness. Always measure the internal temperature (165°F) to ensure chicken is completely cooked without sacrificing moisture.

Nutrition

400 Calories, 14g Total Fat, 42g Protein, 27g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
1070mg
45%
Potassium
420mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
6g
Protein
42g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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