Lime Chicken & Rice Casserole

My Grandpa always made this chicken and rice dish called Chicken and Rice Roger because it was cheap and delicious. I took his original recipe and tweaked it to have a Mexican flair but still keep it frugal for feeding a large family. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Lime Chicken & Rice Casserole

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: casserole, chicken, dinner, rice
Servings: 8
Cost: 8.78


  • 1 10x15 Glass baking dish


  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 8 pieces chicken thighs on the bone
  • 1/4 cup canned diced green chiles
  • 2 diced chipotles in adobo
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin


  • Layer the raw rice, onion, and raw chicken in the casserole dish.
  • Mix together the remaining ingredients in a bowl and stir until combined.
  • Pour liquid over the chicken.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.
  • Dish up and serve with a salad or your favorite veggie side.



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  • Hey Christine! Any suggestions to adapt this to an instant pot instead of the oven? I have no AC so the oven is off limits for me in the summer 🥵

  • Hey Christine I was just wondering what the recipe for the Chicken and Rice Roger’ would look like without the Mexican flair? It sounds good but I just don’t care for Mexican food. But I really want to try your Grandpa’s recipe. Thanks

    • She has tbe original recipe in another video. If you type Roger rice and chicken fit frugal mom, it should pop up the video!

  • Hi Christine! I’ve tried this recipe once and loved it. My husband really really likes it but this time we’re adding spicy sausage and shrimp to make like a cajun type dish. I didn’t have canned diced tomatoes so I just used jarred spaghetti sauce and it still tasted great! So simple thank you!