Skinny Mexican Chicken Casserole

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

Skinny Mexican Chicken Casserole

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


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

    C. cubed cooked chicken breast

  • 2

    cans (10 oz. each) Old El Paso™ enchilada sauce

  • 1

    C. chopped red bell pepper

  • ¼

    C. chopped green onions (4 medium)

  • ¼

    C. chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1

    teaspoon chili powder

  • ½

    teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2

    C. shredded 2% milk reduced-fat Mexican style cheese blend (8 oz.)

  • 1

    C. shredded lettuce

  • 1

    tomato, chopped

Directions

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. Expert Tips 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 Information Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories 230; (Calories from Fat 60), Total Fat 7 g; (Saturated Fat 3 g; Trans Fat 0 g;), Cholesterol 55 mg; Sodium 620 mg; Total Carbohydrate 18 g; (Dietary Fiber 2 g; Sugars 3 g;), Protein 23 g;% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 20%; Calcium 20%; Iron 6%; Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 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 1 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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