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Healthy Mexican Casserole

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Healthy Mexican Casserole

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  • 1 lb. chicken breasts (chopped into bite-size pieces)
  • 1 cup brown rice (or quinoa, uncooked)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 white onion (diced)
  • 1/2 cup spinach (or kale, chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes (drained)
  • 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
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    Calories300Calories from Fat90
    Total Fat10g15%
    Saturated Fat3.5g18%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat90
    Total Carbohydrate33g11%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Christopher Gass a year ago
    It was fine. It took a lot of prep and a lot of dishes for the final result, which I'm not sure was worth it.
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    Shannon Shoener a year ago
    Just enough of a kick. Very tasty. My boyfriend kept going back for more!!!
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    Christeen Walker a year ago
    Really tasty - a bit of a faff though - took quite a while longer than specified. Also - "serves 9"?! I got 5 servings out of mine and I followed the recipe and measurements precisely except for missing out the beans. I'd make it again though. Might try minced beef and brown rice instead of chicken and quinoa next time. Thanks - enjoyed it!
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    Megan Moulton 2 years ago
    Healthy and great as leftovers.
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    My family loved it liked it just the way the recipe was
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    Maia 2 years ago
    I don’t usually make American “healthy” versions of Mexican food, but when I read the ingredients I could see how it could work. It was delicious! I added some more spice and a little bit more salt. I also added shredded cabbage on top with hot red sauce I kept from when I got street tacos the other day. This recipe doubles well. I had another dish of it ready to go in the freezer and it tasted just as good. Made me feel good took
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    Jeanine 2 years ago
    It was good! I would add the juice from the tomatoes rather than drain them
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    Daniel Godfrey 2 years ago
    Used brown rice and subbed sour cream for Greek yogurt. (Also went a little over on the cheese.) Delicious!
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    Amilee Beer 2 years ago
    Yum! Subbed ground turkey and used premixed taco seasoning
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    Angela Wright 2 years ago
    It reminds me a lot of a Chipotle bowl. I didn't have brown rice, so I used white. I did 1/2 C yogurt and 1/2 C sour cream b/c my husband prefers sour cream. I agree - it was a bit more time consuming on the prep, but it was ok.
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    Pamela Weaver 2 years ago
    Great tastes all around however I was expecting A casserole and thus ended up being a to die for mush that works welll with chips and Ade if pinto beans
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    Eric Vest 2 years ago
    Wonderful dish. The prep time takes a bit more than posted, and I was out of yogurt, so I replaced it with Ranch dressing. I also had some left over crumbled sausage, and added that, which gave it a bit of depth My nine year-old asked for more a few hours after dinner, which was unprecedented.
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    Krystal F. 3 years ago
    amazing 😍 would make it again
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    Bridget 4 years ago
    Definite do-over at our house. I used a pound of lean ground beef instead of chicken and it was delicious!!
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    Elizabeth 4 years ago
    Excellent and able to make ahead
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    Donna 4 years ago
    Turned out excellent and easy to follow introductions
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    Nichole Witzel 5 years ago
    I liked it a lot! Had a good flavor!!
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    Sims 5 years ago
    It was just okay. Not worth the effort
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    Bobby Garcia 5 years ago
    Very good, but I’d suggest a little more seasoning
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    Natalie 5 years ago
    Great very yummy. Used quinoa- next time will only use 1/2 cup.. used a poblano pepper rather than a green bell and was also good!
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    Scott T. 5 years ago
    It was great !!! Put a little more yogurt in it
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    Karen’s Recipes 5 years ago
    Just yummy 😋 I will be making this again.....
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    Smith 5 years ago
    delicious! We will definitely make this one again!
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    Tiffany Fox 5 years ago
    Great recipe enjoyed by everyone in my family! I made some modifications - added diced zucchini and instead of kale, I used shredded brussel sprouts and purple cabbage. I also substituted bulger for the quinoa. I will definitely make this again.
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    Korina Noble 5 years ago
    Excellent! I used ground turkey instead of chicken. I also used brown rice as opposed to quinoa because I though it was just too much protein and I really didn't want to eliminate the black beans.
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    Sierra Whitehead 5 years ago
    The husband loved it and compared it to a burrito without the shell. I personally didn't like it all too much but I am a VERY picky eater but I still think it's decent.
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    Kayla Grieme 5 years ago
    This was so great. Did take about an hour but we had food for three days! I think I used too much Greek yogurt but it still turned out delicious.
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    Catherine J. 5 years ago
    Very easy to make and so flavorful! My family will definitely be asking to make this one again soon!
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    Kinga Tóth 6 years ago
    Delicious and easy to make! And really healthy!! 🙂We loved it!! I'm sure I will make it again and again. 😃😃
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    Mary Claire Meehan 6 years ago
    Delicious! Added kidney beans instead of the peppers, loved it. May drizzle a little molasses next tine. Will definitely make again.