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Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake

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Description

A quick, easy and healthy casserole to throw together when you’re pressed for time!

Ingredients

  • 2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 4 cups Cooked Brown Rice
  • ¾ cups Frozen Corn
  • 15 ounces, fluid Can Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed
  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt (or Sour Cream)
  • 4 ounces, fluid Can Green Chilis
  • ½ cups Salsa
  • 1 cup Low-fat Cheddar Cheese, Plus More For Topping
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro For Garnish

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except for cilantro and mix thoroughly to combine. Make sure the yogurt and cheese are stirred in throughout the entire bowl. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Transfer to an oven-safe dish and top with extra cheese if you would like. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

To make this process easier, I always have cooked chicken on hand, and use Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice. If you have those two things, this can be throw together in a matter of minutes! It can also easily be made ahead of time and reheated.

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Jenn on 10.29.2013

I would love to make this tonight, but don’t have pre-made chicken. How would you prepare the chicken?

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Tanya on 7.7.2013

Did anyone try this with Greek yogurt?

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Les on 1.3.2013

So, YES, you need to cook the chicken first because it’s most certainly not done in 20 minutes, even in a shallow dish. I also cut it into cubes and it still didn’t cook in 20 minutes.

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Dee on 12.28.2012

I made this recently and it was a hit at our house! I made the recipe exactly as directed (I used the sour cream version.) I think you do have to cook the chicken first given the instructions on how long to bake. I would definitely make this again and for our taste, I would probably add another can of green chillis, more corn and more salsa (probably more sour cream as well.) Great taste!!

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Emily on 6.14.2012

Does anyone know if this recipe works in the slow cooker?

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Erin on 11.24.2013

Being a vegetarian, I made some changes to the recipe. I substituted chicken for some chopped mushrooms. I added cumin and cayenne pepper as well. I also had some cabbage on hand that I shredded and added for some crunch. Also, I always cook brown rice in vegetable stock. Otherwise I find it way too bland. Overall, the recipe was good and I’ll make it again.

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brittany on 7.29.2013

Yumm!!! Used white rice and added a little more sour cream and another chicken breast and put cilantro and green onions on top! Used some spices on my chicken

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jlpcooks on 6.9.2013

Easy and tasty! A big hit with my crew! Will make again! Thanks!

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Averi on 2.7.2013

Great recipe!! If anyone is looking for authentic green chile check out easypacchile.com

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greeleygirl on 12.6.2012

This was a great recipe, especially if you use it as a base idea and add on! I used leftover Mexican rice, black beans and cooked chicken breast I had on hand, which made for a super quick dinner. I followed the recipe except for adding corn tortillas and enchilada sauce. Awesome, thanks!

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