Cheesy chicken fajita rice bake 


Recipe may contain gluten, peanuts, milk, egg and lactose.

Add this fuss-free cheesy bake to your weeknight rotation! Made with shortcut ingredients like taco seasoning and barbecue chicken, it’s a guaranteed winner dinner.

13 Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 large red capsicum, coarsely chopped

  • 300g (11/2 cups) long grain rice

  • 30g sachet taco seasoning

  • 1 barbecue chicken, skin and bones discarded, meat chopped

  • 750ml (3 cups) Massel Chicken Style Liquid Stock

  • 375g jar mild thick and chunky salsa

  • 300g (3 cups) pre-grated pizza cheese

  • 200g (3/4 cup) sour cream, stirred

  • 250g cherry tomatoes, quartered

  • 1 avocado, coarsely chopped

  • 2 green shallots, thinly sliced

4 Method Steps

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 210C/190C fan forced. Grease an 8 cup capacity baking dish.

  • Step 2

    Heat 1 tablespoon of oil

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    (2 tbsp olive oil) in large frying pan over high heat. Add the onion (1 medium red onion, thinly sliced) and capsicum (1 large red capsicum, coarsely chopped). Cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes or until the onions have softened. Add the rice (300g (11/2 cups) long grain rice). Cook for 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle over taco seasoning (30g sachet taco seasoning). Stir to combine. Remove from heat.

  • Step 3

    Add the the chicken (1 barbecue chicken, skin and bones discarded, meat chopped), stock (750ml (3 cups) Massel Chicken Style Liquid Stock), salsa (375g jar mild thick and chunky salsa) and 200g (2 cups) of cheese. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish. Dollop over sour cream (200g (3/4 cup) sour cream, stirred). Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Remove foil for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Set aside to cool slightly for 10 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Serve topped with tomatoes (250g cherry tomatoes, quartered), avocado (1 avocado, coarsely chopped) and shallot (2 green shallots, thinly sliced).

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