Healthy Mexican Chicken, Rice and Veggie Casserole
Serve up this flavorful one-pot Mexican Chicken, Rice and Veggie Casserole for dinner tonight! It's healthy and delicious and clean-up is a breeze.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
- 1 small red onion diced
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2-3 cups left-over cooked chicken cubed
- 2 cups Brown Rice cooled
- 1 red bell pepper cored and diced
- 1 zucchini shredded
- 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies drained (or 1 jalapeño, diced)
- 1 cup corn kernels canned, fresh or frozen and defrosted
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans drained and rinsed
- 12 ounces salsa or enchilada sauce
- 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375°.
In a large oven-safe pot or dutch oven, sauté the onion in olive oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Then add the spices (cumin to oregano) and stir together. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Add the peppers and sauté until cooked, 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic, green chilis and zucchini, season to taste then sauté for another minute.
Remove from the heat and mix in the chicken, rice, corn, black beans, and salsa.
Top with the cheese and place in the oven.
Allow to bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is golden brown and all the ingredients are heated through. Broil for a minute or 2 if you want a crispy browned top.
Remove from the oven then serve with the avocado, black olives, green onions, sour cream or cilantro.
Serving suggestions: fresh cilantro, black olives, diced green onions, avocado, sour cream.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 807mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1480IU | Vitamin C: 35.1mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 2.3mg