137.0…Cheesy Chicken & Rice Bake

Another delicious masterpiece was created in my kitchen last night: Cheesy Chicken & Rice Bake.  It may not look like the prettiest thing but it sure tasted great! What I liked about it was I could throw it together quickly and bake it. It’s no secret…I love casserole type dishes.

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Cheesy Chicken & Rice Bake (Serves 4-6)

Recipe slightly adapted from How Sweet It Is

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled and shredded

4 cups cooked brown rice

3/4 cup frozen corn

1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream

1 4 ounce can green chilies

1/2 cup chunky salsa

1 cup grated cheddar & monterey jack cheese  + more for topping if desired

cilantro for garnish

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except for cilantro and mix thoroughly to combine. Make sure the yogurt/sour cream and cheese is 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, you can use rotisserie chicken!

Printable Recipe

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It tastes great with sour cream and salsa on the side. Oh, and don’t forget the hot sauce!

To go with it, I served a simple salad with ranch dressing.  I think I need to get more creative with my salads…they are looking a little sad.

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This morning’s breakfast was a toasted English muffin with peanut butter and a side of strawberries.

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I got packed up and headed towards Los Angeles to visit my dad. On the way, I stopped at Starbucks for a latte.

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I also picked up lunch for the family at El Pollo Loco. I ordered the two piece chicken, flour tortillas, and double cole slaw. Yum!

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Today is my dad’s last treatment (hopefully) and that’s where I am right now. Hope this does the trick!!

Tonight my husband and I are going out to dinner with a couple of friends who are moving to Nashville. I’m looking forward to the dinner but not to seeing them go! :(

Are you a fan of casseroles? Do you have a particular favorite to share?


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