Main Dishes

Low Fat Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

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I've been trying to eat a little healthier at home this season, because of how much I pig out at holiday gatherings. I love casseroles, but so many of them are filled with a lot of creamy soups and butter. I found this recipe and thought it would be a good alternative to my usual casseroles. It was full of flavorand still had some cheesy goodness (you still gotta live a little, right?!).

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1/2 c. chopped onion (1 medium)
1 Tbl. olive oil
1 package (6.9 ounce) chicken-flavored rice and vermicelli mix
14-ounce can chicken broth
2 c. water
2 c. chopped, cooked chicken
1 c. chopped, seeded tomato (2 medium)
3 Tbl. canned diced green chile peppers, drained
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. dried basil, crushed
1/8 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1. In a saucepan cook onion in hot oil over medium heat until tender. Stir in rice and vermicelli mix (including seasoning package); cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in broth and water. Bring to...
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Nutritions

Calories
506

Sodium
251mg
10% DV

Fat
42g
65% DV

Protein
9g
18% DV

Carbs
15g
5% DV

Fiber
4g
19% DV