I am a BIG, BIG casserole fan. It is not only me though, my whole family loves a good casserole. One of our favorites was always chicken & rice but this updated version might be our new favorite.
Spicing it up a bit
To add a little something extra to this this chicken & rice casserole I added in salsa verde, sour cream and chili powder. Yes… salsa verde, sour cream and chili powder. It adds a little heat and some extra creaminess making this casserole a little something extra.
Don’t worry though it is not super spicy… just a little bit of heat.
To make this casserole perfect for a busy night I used a rotisserie chicken, left over rice from the night before and some leftover Roasted Salsa VerdeI had from last weekend. To make it even easier you could use your favorite jarred salsa verde…there are so many yummy ones out there now.
The salsa verde I make has moderate heat but that can be adjusted as needed for your family. You could also use minute rice or just make it real quick as outlined in the recipe.
Oh the cheese…
I went with Montery Jack cheese for this casserole for a couple of reason. I love how creamy it is when it melts, but I also love the color. I really wanted the green from the salsa verde to pop as it bubbled up over the cheese.
You could use pepper jack for an extra kick, a cheddar blend, white cheddar or a taco blend for a little something extra. Just make sure you have enough…you can’t skimp on the cheese…right?
It is CASSEROLE time!
Salsa Verde Chicken & Rice
Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice Casserole is a perfect weeknight dinner. It comes together in no time and can be made with left over rice and rotisserie chicken making it perfect for the busiest of nights.