Are you feeding a crowd or maybe bringing a dish to share to a family potluck this Cinco de Mayo? Look no further than this recipe for Cheesy Chicken and Rice Taco Casserole from Culinary Envy! It’s super quick and easy to make, which is great since Cinco de Mayo lands on a Thursday this year—no one has time after work to put together a time-consuming feast. Well you don’t have to, because this dish is ready in less than an hour!
Even those who can’t handle the heat will love the zesty flavors in the casserole dish. With a packet of taco seasoning, salsa and mild green chiles, it’s not too spicy, but still packs a punch. Cream cheese adds the perfect velvety texture, while chopped tortilla chips adds a nice crunch.
A package of Spanish rice and a can of black beans are a great little shortcut that help whip this recipe together in no time flat. Toss in your favorite taco toppings—shredded cheeses, black olives, tomatoes, scallions, cilantro and sour cream—and you have yourself a filling and satisfying chicken taco casserole.