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Mexican Chicken Casserole

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Mexican chicken casserole, oozing with cheese and flavor. Packed with a luscious sauce, two cheese varieties, and abundant chicken, this dish caters to all taste buds. While it may not be an authentic Mexican dish, it amalgamates the essence of tacos, enchiladas, and beloved Tex-Mex flavors. Perfect for lively Cinco de Mayo celebrations or spicing up any weeknight dinner.

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FAQs:

Can I prepare this dish ahead of time?

Absolutely! If planning in advance, assemble the casserole (minus cheese and chip topping) without baking. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. When ready to bake, allow it to reach room temperature while preheating the oven, then follow the recipe’s baking instructions at 350°F.

What can I serve with this casserole?

This casserole stands as a complete meal on its own, but if you desire sides, consider pairing it with a simple avocado tomato salad or guacamole. For an extra carb boost, whip up our cilantro lime rice.

How should I store leftovers?

Cover the baking dish or transfer leftovers to an airtight container and refrigerate. Enjoy within 3 to 4 days for optimal freshness.

Ingredients:

1 bag (11 oz) Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen corn & black beans with brown rice in a Southwestern style sauce
2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1 can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ enchilada sauce
1/4 cup chopped green onions (4 medium)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
3/4 cup finely shredded 2% milk reduced-fat Mexican style cheese blend (3 oz)
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 tomato, chopped

Directions:

1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate or shallow small casserole with cooking spray. Cook rice mixture as directed on bag for minimum time. In large bowl, mix chicken, rice mixture and enchilada sauce. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the green onions, the cilantro and bell pepper. Spoon into pie plate.
2 Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Top with shredded lettuce, tomato and remaining green onions.

Nutrition Information:

serving per recip :5
Serving Size: 1 Serving
Smartpoints 6
Calories 230
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 620mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 23g

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