Chicken & Brown Rice Casserole

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 415.6
  • Total Fat: 12.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 63.3 mg
  • Sodium: 431.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 24.4 g

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Introduction

This creamy, comforting chicken casserole is easy and delicious. With so many crave-worthy ingredients, you'll forget it's good for you. This creamy, comforting chicken casserole is easy and delicious. With so many crave-worthy ingredients, you'll forget it's good for you.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    4 cups instant or pre-cooked brown rice
    1 can (15.25 oz.) can of corn, undrained
    1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
    2 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken (about two 6 oz. breasts)
    1 cup light or regular sour cream*
    Salt and black pepper, to taste
    3 oz. shredded Mexican cheese blend or Monterey Jack with peppers

    Optional Toppings: (Calories not included)
    1/3 cup chopped cilantro
    1 tomato, diced
    1 avocado, diced
    1 lime, quartered

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Squeeze pouches to separate rice. Combine rice, corn, beans, chicken and sour cream in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.
3. Spoon into a 2-quart baking dish coated with non-stick cooking spray. Cover and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. Stir; top with cheese and bake, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve with lime wedge, topped with cilantro, tomato and avocado, if desired.
*NOTE: For a thicker, creamier consistency, substitute 3 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese, cut into small pieces, for the sour cream.

VARIATION: For microwave preparation, follow Step 2 as directed above. Spoon rice mixture into a microwaveable 8 or 9-inch casserole or deep-dish pie plate. Cover and microwave on HIGH 5 minutes; stir. Microwave 4 to 5 more minutes or until heated through. Top with cheese and microwave, uncovered, 2 minutes or until cheese melts.


Serving Size:6 servings (about 1 cup)

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious!

    Make sure that you add salt and pepper!!! Otherwise, it's a little bland. Once I added that, it was wonderful. My 2 year old ate two bowls!

    Thanks for sharing!
    - 1/21/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family loved this recipe. I substitued one package of the Uncle Ben's Ready Spanish rice and added a small can of diced green chiles. - 1/26/14

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Quite bland if you only have regular corn. Could use some color, some crunch and some spices. - 1/25/14

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  • try - 3/4/14

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  • I had to leave out the corn and cilantro (allergies), but left everything else the same and my family loved it. - 1/23/14

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