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Skinny Mexican Chicken Casserole

skinny mexican chicken casserole Entree Mexican
Skinny Mexican Chicken Casserole
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8

An easy Mexican dinner for just 300 calories per serving. You can even assemble it ahead of time, refrigerate, then bake just before serving!

Updated March 23, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1
    bag (10 oz) frozen whole grain brown rice
  • 1
    bag (12 oz) frozen whole kernel sweet corn
  • 1
    can (14 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2
    cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2
    cans (10 oz each) Old El Paso™ enchilada sauce
  • 1
    cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4
    cup chopped green onions (4 medium)
  • 1/4
    cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1
    teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2
    teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2
    teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2
    cups shredded 2% milk reduced-fat Mexican style cheese blend (8 oz)
  • 1
    cup shredded lettuce
  • 1
    tomato, chopped

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook rice and corn as directed on bags. In baking dish, carefully stir rice, corn, beans, chicken, enchilada sauce, bell pepper, 2 tablespoons of the green onions, the cilantro, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and 1 cup of the cheese until well blended.
  • 2
    Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese; bake 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Top with shredded lettuce, tomato and remaining 2 tablespoons green onions.

  • You can prepare the casserole up to a day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Bake as directed, adding about 5 minutes to bake time to compensate for the refrigeration.
  • You can serve with tortilla chips for topping or dipping into the casserole; however, it will add more calories.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
720mg
30%
Potassium
440mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
4g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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