Cheesy Mexican Rotisserie Chicken Casserole

I developed this recipe based off of one that an old friend used to make. I added my own twists to fit my tastes, and created a tasty Cheesy Mexican Rotisserie Chicken Casserole! Not only is this a family favorite, it is a crowd-pleaser for any potluck. My husband takes it every year to his job’s Christmas party, and it is what I take to any event where I need to bring a main dish. I always get rave reviews, and never have leftovers! I hope that you enjoy it too!

Cheesy Mexican Rotisserie Chicken Casserole Recipe

Ingredients:

The breast meat from a large rotisserie chicken, shredded (note: I get mine at Costco)
10 ounce bag of frozen broccoli florets, thawed (note: I use Cascadian Farm)
16 ounce package Mexican Velveeta, melted
2 – 10 3/4 ounce cans of Campbell’s cream of chicken soup
4.5 ounce can of Old El Paso chopped green chilies
3 cups of Minute Rice
3 cups of water (for cooking the rice)
Pepper to taste

You will also need a greased 13×9 baking dish

Note: While it is not required to use the same brands that I do, after testing and tweaking, these are the ones that make the very best version of this dish.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cook the Minute Rice following the directions on the box. Keep covered and set aside.

After you have gotten every bit of breast meat that you could possibly find on your rotisserie and shredded it, toss it in a large bowl with the thawed broccoli florets.

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Toss the broccoli florets and rotisserie breast meat together in a large bowl.

Next, add the 2 cans of cream of chicken soup, chilies, and pepper to taste. Mix will.

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Doesn’t it look divine??

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Make sure you mix it well!

Now comes the best part!! It is time to add the delicious Velveeta goodness. Simply pour the melted cheese over your mixture and mix it until it is one with your other ingredients.

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Liquid Gold!

I like to add the hot Minute Rice last, just to make sure the Velveeta stays nice and creamy. So, once you have mixed the cheese, pour the hot rice over your mixture, and mix well.

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Isn’t it purdy?

Finally, pour all of the deliciousness into your greased 13×9 baking dish. Note: butter is always the best form of greasing, however, I also use olive oil. So, whatever you have on hand is fine.

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Ready to be baked!

Bake for 30-45 minutes at 375 degrees, or until beautiful and golden! Serve with your favorite garlic bread and salad!

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YUM!

Bon Appétit

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Cheesy Mexican Rotisserie Chicken Casserole
 
I developed this recipe based off of one that an old friend used to make. I added my own twists to fit my tastes, and created a tasty Cheesy Mexican Rotisserie Chicken Casserole! Not only is this a family favorite, it is a crowd-pleaser for any potluck. My husband takes it every year to his job’s Christmas party, and it is what I take to any event where I need to bring a main dish. I always get rave reviews, and never have leftovers! I hope that you enjoy it too!
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Recipe type: Main Dish - Casserole
Ingredients
  • The breast meat from a large rotisserie chicken, shredded (note: I get mine at Costco)
  • 10 ounce bag of frozen broccoli florets, thawed (note: I use Cascadian Farm)
  • 16 ounce package Mexican Velveeta, melted
  • 2 – 10¾ ounce cans of Campbell’s cream of chicken soup
  • 4.5 ounce can of Old El Paso chopped green chilies
  • 3 cups of Minute Rice
  • 3 cups of water (for cooking the rice)
  • Pepper to taste
  • You will also need a greased 13×9 baking dish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook the Minute Rice following the directions on the box. Keep covered and set aside.
  3. After you have gotten every bit of breast meat that you could possibly find on your rotisserie and shredded it, toss it in a large bowl with the thawed broccoli florets.
  4. Next, add the 2 cans of cream of chicken soup, chilies, and pepper to taste. Mix will.
  5. Now comes the best part!! It is time to add the delicious Velveeta goodness. Simply pour the melted cheese over your mixture and mix it until it is one with your other ingredients.
  6. I like to add the hot Minute Rice last, just to make sure the Velveeta stays nice and creamy. So, once you have mixed the cheese, pour the hot rice over your mixture, and mix well.
  7. Finally, pour all of the deliciousness into your greased 13×9 baking dish. Note: butter is always the best form of greasing, however, I also use olive oil. So, whatever you have on hand is fine.
  8. Bake for 30-45 minutes at 375 degrees, or until beautiful and golden! Serve with your favorite garlic bread and salad!
Notes
Note: While it is not required to use the same brands that I do, after testing and tweaking, these are the ones that make the very best version of this dish.

Bon Appétit

Copyright © Adventures of a Traveling Foodie, All Rights Reserved

 

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  1. Debra Holloway says

    I made this recipe the other day and it is delicious. I ate until I was about to bust. It was so yummy.

  2. Melissa S says

    This looks delicious and I love that it uses a precooked rotisserie chicken. That saves a lot of time.

  3. Kelly Faber says

    This looks delicious! I have been looking for a new dinner recipe!! I am saving this :) Thank you for sharing-looks so easy to make! Love meals like this one!!

  4. Tandi Cortez-Rios says

    This looks so good! My kids actually love broccoli so I’m going to have to make this for them.

  5. says

    This looks so delicious and easy to make.It’s hard pleasing everyone in my household,but I can never go wrong with anything Mexican.Thanks so much for the great recipe,can’t wait to try it out for myself.

  6. Danielle Papsis says

    I always have a hard time deciding what to make with leftover rotisserie chicken. For us, it’s usually soup. I would not have thought to pair broccoli and green chilies together but it looks really yummy!

  7. Raina DelRio says

    What a delicious looking recipe! We are going to definitely have to try this at our next potluck!

  8. Sarah L says

    I’m going to Costco this week and will get all the ingredients to make this great casserole. Thanks.

  9. alena svetelska says

    very simple and quick recipe. I am always looking for new ideas for dinner,will try to make it this weekend,thanks

  10. carol clark says

    i have made this and it is so so so so so so so delicious and hearty at the same time i do add more cheese on mine but i love cheese though awesome post

  11. Kelly Faber says

    I am making this yummy dish for our Friday night dinner! Cannot wait to see how it turns out! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  12. Ronald G says

    I am a 63 year old live-alone bachelor set in my repetitive cooking habits…but this I must try…and I especially like the ease of making such a great dish…thank you

  13. Betsy Barnes says

    Great recipe! It is so easy and fast, my family would love this. I love the idea of purchasing a rotisserie chicken, saves so much prep time :)

  14. Kelly Faber says

    I have to say! I made this the other night and it was so easy to make! AND! it was delicious! I am definitely adding this to my recipe book! Thank you! :)

  15. says

    Wow what a great recipe! My kids love cheesy casseroles (love the smell as it bakes in the kitchen). Thanks for posting it, I can’t wait to make it for them, this week!

  16. Dorothy Boucher says

    this looks absolutely yummy!!! I am also glad you added rice instead of potatoes or noodles, not that potatoes or noodles is bad but I just find rice should be used more in everyone cooking.. thanks for share and a four star :)

  17. June S. says

    (Cheesy Mexican Rotisserie Chicken Casserole) This recipe looks and sounds so good to me, I am always looking for new things to make for dinner. This one is on my list for this weekend-

  18. Christina G. says

    I can taste is right through the page, yum. I’ll bet the rotisserie chicken really makes a difference. Thanks for sharing!

  19. cyndi f says

    Wow so simple, yet so yummy looking :) I agree this is a amazing pot luck type dish, easy yet looks good and tasty and I think most people will love it. thank you for sharing it.

  20. Birdiebee says

    This recipe looks so delicious. I am going to try this out on my family as it looks pretty simple and has ingredients I know my family will eat.

  21. James Robert says

    Just pinned this one and want to give it a try. I like seeing new recipes that I know my kids would like and this seems to fit. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Dorothy Teel says

    This has been printed and is on my to make list, my son and family had to move in with us this week and this would be one way of making a meal go further, besides it sounds great, need to get Velveta and more soup, but have the rest, thank you for sharing.

  23. Katie Therien says

    My family makes a version of this (minus the broccoli and rice) layered with corn tortillas! Oh my yummy!! Gonna try this for a healthier version!

  24. Rosie says

    What a perfect casserole – for just about anything! Side dish, main dish, buffet, it looks spectacular, and so easy, too. I love rotisserie chicken – as is, or in a recipe – this is a must do!

  25. Betsy Barnes says

    This looks like my kind of recipe! I love finding new casserole recipes, we get bored with the same ones :)

  26. says

    As a working mom, I rely on rotisserie chickens A LOT. And my kids get super bored with it. I can’t wait to add this recipe into rotation to shake things up a little!

  27. M.Clark says

    This looks delicious I can’t wait to give it a try. This recipe uses rice instead of macaroni, very interesting. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  28. Tami F. says

    This Cheesy Mexican Rotisserie Chicken Casserole Recipe looks like a tasty easy way to use up Rotisserie chicken and create lots of meals. I am pinning it and trying it soon. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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