Southwestern Chicken Casserole

Southwestern Chicken Casserole

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Ingredients

  • ◦4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used 1 can chicken since I halved it)
  • ◦1 c. mild or medium red enchilada sauce
  • ◦1 (7oz.) can diced green chiles
  • ◦2 tsp. cumin
  • ◦1 tsp. pepper
  • ◦2 c. rice, uncooked
  • ◦1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro and
  • ◦1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • ◦2 cans cream of chicken soup, undiluted (used 98% FF)
  • ◦1 c. sour cream (used FF)
  • ◦1 1/2 c. mild or medium salsa
  • ◦1 1/2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ◦1 1/2 c. pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • ◦1 can corn, drained
  • ◦1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ◦optional garnish: green onion, tomatoes, sour cream, crushed corn chips, or anything else you like!

Directions

◦In crock pot combine chicken breasts, enchilada sauce, green chiles, cumin and pepper. Cook on high for 4 hours. Take chicken breasts out of sauce and shred.

◦Prepare rice according to package directions with cilantro and lime juice. In bowl, combine soups, sour cream and salsa.

◦Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom of 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Spread 1/2 c. of soup mixture in bottom of pan

◦Layer in the following order: 1/2 of the rice (press down firmly in pan), 1 1/2 c. cheddar cheese, 1/2 of shredded chicken mixture, 1/2 can corn, 1/2 can black beans, 1/2 of soup mixture, remaining rice (press down firmly in pan), remaining shredded chicken, remaining corn, remaining black beans, remaining soup mixture.

◦Top with 1 1/2 c. pepper jack cheese. Bake for 35-40 minutes until heated through. Garnish as desired.