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Santa Fe Chicken and Rice Casserole

Oma Darling
A hearty casserole of chicken, rice, a creamy sauce with green chilies for added flavor and crunchy topping for a wonderful warm your belly dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups cottage cheese or ricotta
  • 1 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 2 4 ounce cans green chilies (can use mild or hot)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 3 cups cooked, white rice
  • 3 cups cooked, chopped chicken
  • 3 cups grated, mild cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed, corn chips


  • Blend together sour cream, cottage cheese, cream cheese and 1 can of the chilis until smooth in food processor, transfer to a large bowl. 
    Add remaining 1 can chopped chilis, can of soup, white rice, chopped chicken, salt and half the grated cheese. Stir this together in a large bowl by hand.
    Place in a greased 9 x 13 pyrex dish.  Top with remaining grated cheese and sprinkle crushed corn chips on top of that.
    Bake uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven until hot and bubbly, approximately 45 minutes.
    *You can add a can of chopped Jalepenos to kick up the heat if you'd like!