Ridiculously Easy and Fast Mexican Chicken Microwave Casserole

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 351.9
  • Total Fat: 9.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 58.9 mg
  • Sodium: 421.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.5 g
  • Protein: 30.8 g

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Introduction

This is great to use up leftover chicken, maybe from a rotisserie chicken, along with pantry canned goods. Using the microwave makes it super fast. I *did* carmelize* onions, but could substitute salsa instead. This is great to use up leftover chicken, maybe from a rotisserie chicken, along with pantry canned goods. Using the microwave makes it super fast. I *did* carmelize* onions, but could substitute salsa instead.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    12 ounces Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, roasted
    1 can Beans, black (just under 2 cups)
    1 can Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes (~1 cup);
    ...{*drained, liquid reserved for other uses if you prefer}
    1 can Yellow Sweet Corn, Canned (~1.5 cup)
    1 small can Green Chili Peppers, canned, diced (~0.5 cup)
    2 medium (2-1/2" dia) Onions, raw, diced, carmelized**...
    ... in 1 tbsp Canola Oil
    0.25 cup Kraft Mexican Style Four Cheese mix (shredded)

Tips

Serve w cheese quesadillas or use more cheese on casserole, as desired & serve w tortillas, and a green salad. Garnish with sour cream, avocado slices or guacamole, &/or salsa of your choice.


Directions

1) Layer leftover chicken breast in a microwavable pie pan; open all cans & layer contents in this order: black beans, corn, tomatoes. Reserve a few black beans & corn for center top decor. Make a ring of green chilies on top of tomatoes*
(*tomatoes can be drained, liquid reserved for another use, such as a soup, if you prefer; If left in, it's somewhat soupy, may require a spoon for eating)
2) Microwave for 11 min (times may vary in your oven; I use a large microwave-convection combo oven
3) Separately chop onions & **carmelize (about 10-20 mins)
{{To **carmelize onions means to cook until browned in a pan; can also cut it short & just saute until soft OR add uncooked, without oil, in step 1, but 'microwaved onions' not as tasty as carmelized/pre-cooked}}
4) Make a ring of carmelized onions on outside edge of casserole; sprinkle with cheese inside that ring; microwave 2 more minutes, or until cheese melted

Serving Size: 4 servings

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