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Healthy Casa M Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole

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Embark on a guilt-free flavor fiesta with our Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole, spiced by Casa M’s Chain Reaction. We’re dishing out a sizzling, healthier twist on this classic comfort – let’s dive in! What makes this Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole so special?

Mexican Chicken and Rice casserole in a yellow dish with spoon
Yum!!! Comfort food! And the best part? It freezes very well for later!

Layer 1:

Hearty brown rice, blended with Greek yogurt, black beans and Casa M’s Chain Reaction Season-All.

Layer 2:

Luscious Monterey Jack Cheese and tomatoes and green chiles.

Layer 3:

Delicious tender chicken bites, red and yellow peppers, onions and more Chain Reaction spice, topped with a modest amount of Monterey Jack Cheese. Serve it with a side salad and a few tortilla chips to complete your meal!

frozen casserole on a baking sheet with spice in background

The best part? This fabulous Mexican comfort dish freezes in portions extremely well. Great for lunches later as well as a quick pull out of the freezer dinner for unexpected guests.

To freeze: Allow casserole to cool in refrigerator overnight. Cut into portions. Flash freeze first.

vacuum sealer with bags of casserole

When frozen, vacuum seal into bags. When ready to eat, thaw in refrigerator or defrost and heat in microwave or place pieces in a dish, cover with foil and reheat in the oven at 350° until hot.

How to Make Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole in Pictures:

glass bowl with rice, yogurt, black beans, spice

Preheat oven to 350°
Spray a 9×13 glass dish with cooking spray,
Mix together brown rice, yogurt, black beans and 1 tablespoon of Casa M Chain Reaction Spice (paid link).

skillet with chicken, peppers, onions, Chain Reaction spice in the background

In a nonstick skillet, add onions, peppers, and garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes. Add chicken pieces. Add another tablespoon of Casa M Chain Reaction Season – All. Cook until chicken is mostly done.

rice mixed with beans and Greek Yogurt and spice

Place rice mixture into dish.

rice base in a casserole dish with tomatoes and green chiles

Add rotel and green chiles.

casserole dish with cheese, tomatoes, green chiles

Add a layer of cheese. You can add more or less depending on your tastes. Of course personally I would love to add more cheese but trying to keep the calories down.

casserole dish with cheese, peppers, chicken

Add chicken mixture and more cheese!

casserole in oven wrapped with foil

Spray foil with cooking spray, then cover dish and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 20 minutes.

package of chain reaction spice, casserole in the background

Allow casserole to rest about 10 minutes before eating it.

package of chain reaction spice, casserole in the background

Healthy Casa M Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole

Embark on a guilt-free flavor fiesta with our Mexican Chicken & Rice Casserole, spiced by Casa M's Chain Reaction. We're dishing out a sizzling, healthier twist on this classic comfort – let's dive in!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American/Mexican
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt 0% fat
  • 1-2 tablespoons Casa M Chain Reaction Spice, divided
  • 1 teaspoon oil (use more if not using a nonstick pan)
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts or thighs, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 2 red, orange or yellow peppers, or a combination, chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can black beans, well drained
  • 1 can rotel, well drained
  • 1 can hatch chiles or green chiles, well drained
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Spray a 9×13 glass dish with cooking spray.
  • Mix together rice, yogurt, black beans and 1 tablespoon of Casa M Chain Reaction Spice. Place mixture in dish.
  • In a nonstick skillet, add onions, peppers, and garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes. Add chicken pieces. Cook until chicken is mostly done.
  • On top of rice mixture, add rotel and drained chilles. Layer one cup of cheese, then chicken mixture, then end with 1 more cup of cheese.
  • Spray a piece of foil. Cover dish with foil and bake 25 min. Then uncover and bake 20 more minutes. Allow 10 minutes to cool before cutting and serving.

Notes

This recipe is great for food prep! Allow casserole to cool in refrigerator overnight. Cut into portions. Flash freeze portions and then vacuum seal into bags. When ready to eat, thaw in refrigerator or defrost and heat in microwave or in a dish covered with foil in oven.
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