Dinner Tonight: Chicken and Black Bean Rice Casserole

Well…I found this recipe off of Pinterest and modified it just a tiny little bit.  It’s so easy that you’ll feel like you’re doing something wrong.  Trust me…it’s that simple.  More importantly though, it’s really, really yummy.  I really liked this recipe because it was actually more of a method…you can totally Mix and Match this a million different ways.  I hope you love it too!
Shopping List
1 pound cooked chicken, shredded (see below for ways to get cooked chicken quickly!)
4 cups cooked brown rice (or if you must, use white…I won’t be there to judge :))
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup sour cream
1 can chopped green chilies
1 cup salsa
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 cup frozen corn
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, divided
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl combine all ingredients except reserve a half a cup of cheese to top.  Spread mixture evenly in an 8×8 inch pan.  Top with remaining half cup of cheese.  Bake uncovered about 20 minutes or until bubbly and brown.
That’s it.  See!  Soooooo easy!  Ok…how to get your chicken quickly…
1. My favorite way is to stick your chicken in a slow cooker (frozen or thawed) on low 7-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours with a combination of salsa and water (about one cup of each).  This will poach your chicken and then all you have to do is shred it up with two forks right into your mixing bowl.  Easy!
2. Use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and shred that up.
3. Chop left over chicken from the night before (whether it be grilled, baked, or sauteed) and add that in.
That’s it!  Dinner is done!

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  • Ashley January 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    YUM! I could seriously eat a Mexican type of meal every single night. And this week we pretty much are. Made your taco chili last night. Eric's mom always brings us fresh roasted hatch green chilies from NM and I used those in it. Oh M Gee DELISH!

  • Joy January 25, 2012 at 3:29 am

    this sounds great and super easy. I am making it tomorrow night! Surely i won't screw it up.

  • Anonymous April 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Sounds great! This may be a silly question…but if you are using 10 minute boil in bag brown rice, should you still cook the rice ahead of time? Thanks!!

  • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Yes! Go ahead and boil it ahead of time :).

  • OurDreamHouseDIY April 30, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I make something very similar to this but I think I am going to give your recipe a whirl this week!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Nikki June 17, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Made this tonight at the last minute and it was a hit! Thank you!