Casseroles are easy, quick, and require little of your time, so they’re ideal any time in your schedule. But what’s better than a Mexican casserole? Nothing, I say! This casserole is spicy, cheesy, and comforting. Plus, you’ll never feel guilty eating it!
SPICY CHICKEN MEXICAN CASSROLE
Servings: 10 | Calories per Serving: 123
🌶 8.5 Ounces Cooked Shredded Chicken (I cooked in crockpot over night)
🌶3/4 Cup Brown Rice
🌶1/2 Cup Lime Juice
🌶1 Can Black Beans
🌶2 Cans Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
🌶1/3 Large Red Onion
🌶2 Jalapeno Peppers
🌶1/2 Cup Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
🌶Cumin, Cilantro, Cayenne, Chili Powder, and Black Pepper
🌶Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
🌶Cook the rice in a mixture of water and the lime juice, so the rice really holds that citrus flavor.
🌶Chop the red onion and jalapenos and drain the black beans.
🌶In a deep pan, mix together the beans, onion, jalapenos, and diced tomatoes. Mix together.
🌶Add brown rice when its done being cooked and mix again.
🌶Add 1/4th cup of cheese. Mix well.
🌶Add herbs and spices. Mix well.
🌶Add chicken. Mix well. (Mixing is pretty much most of the work in this dish. Yeesh! 😛 )
🌶Sprinkle the remaining 1/4th cup of cheese on top.
🌶Cook for 20-25 minutes or under cheese is golden on top.
🌶Cut into 10 pieces and serve!
🌶Enjoy with avocado, sour cream, fresh cilantro and even some delicious Tajin on top!