Cheesy Chicken Casserole - VELVEETA Treasure Chest Challenge

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Sep. 19, 2015

This casserole was inspired by the signature ingredient, Velveeta cheese. To carry on the Mid-West traditions of comfort food this Cheesy Chicken Casserole dish wont disappoint.

Ingredients

Velveeta cheese 12 Ounce , cubed
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Onion 1 Small , chop
Garlic cloves 2 , mince
Green pepper 1 (seeded and chopped)
Red pepper 1 (seeded and chopped)
Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Chicken tenderloins 1 Pound
Cumin 1 Teaspoon
Jalapenos 2 Tablespoon
Mexicorn 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Milk 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Roma tomato 1 (seeded and chopped, garnish)
Cilantro 3 Tablespoon (garnish)

Directions

Getting Ready

Preheat oven to 350˚.

Making

Season chicken tenderloins with salt, pepper and cumin, then set aside.

In a small sauce pan par (partially) cook the rice according to package instructions. (We par cooked our rice 3/4 of the recommended fully cooked time on the package.)

While the rice is cooking start on the cheese sauce. In a large skillet over medium high heat add in the olive oil along with the onions and sauté for 5 minutes. Followed by the red and green peppers, sauté for an additional 5 minutes. Lower the heat to medium and add in the garlic, allow for garlic to become fragrant which will take about 2 minutes. 

Lower heat again to low and place the cubed Velveeta cheese into the pan along with the milk. Slowly melt the cheese while continuously stirring, it will take about 5 minutes. 

Stir together the rice and the access water with the Velveeta cheese and veggie mixture. Add the rice and cheese sauce to a un-greased casserole dish and place the seasoned chicken tenderloins on top of the sauce. 

Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes, or until chicken and rice are fully cooked. Allow for casserole to cool for 10 minutes.

Serving

Garnish with some fresh tomatoes and cilantro. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 419Calories from Fat 111

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.5%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1015 mg42.29%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 10 g

Protein 32 g64%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet