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Southwest Chicken and Rice Casserole

This Southwest Chicken and Rice Casserole is makes the perfect healthy and delicious dinner. It's simple and baked in a casserole dish which means fewer dishes and less clean-up.

Southwest Chicken and Rice Casserole


4 to 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs, breasts, or tenderloins

1 cup white rice

1 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup chopped onion

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup black beans

1 cup corn

16 oz. jar of salsa

1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp cumin


In a 9x13 baking dish, add rice, garlic, onion, and chicken broth and stir together. In a separate bowl combine the rest of the ingredients except cheese. Then add the mixture over the rice, making sure to keep the rice on the bottom. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Then bake uncovered for an additional 10 minutes.

For a video tutorial visit my YouTube channel.

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