Chicken and Black Bean Casserole



I've been making this for quite a few years and it was always a favorite with the family. I can't believe I haven't posted it! The smell of the mixed ingredients is intoxicating and you may be tempted to eat it before baking. Rest assured it is even better after it is baked. Since this recipe makes quite a bit, I will also tell you that it is most excellent the next day for lunch with a bit of grated cheese on top!


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1 Hr
45 Min


  • 2/3 c
    lime juice
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder, divided
  • 2 tsp
    salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 lb
    chicken breast
  • 4 c
    cooked rice
  • 2 can(s)
    black beans, not drained
  • 1 c
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder

  • 1 c
    frozen corn
  • 1 can(s)
    rotel tomatoes (or any diced)

How to Make Chicken and Black Bean Casserole


  1. Assemble your ingredients because this dish goes together quite quickly!
  2. Whisk lime juice, olive oil, pepper and a teaspoon of each, garlic powder and salt.
  3. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces. If it is slightly frozen it will cut much more easily.
  4. Make sure the dogs are watching just in case you drop some chicken!
  5. Add chicken to marinade and stir to coat. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. I have left it for overnight.
  6. Combine Rice, Beans, cilantro, onion, chili and cumin powders, the remaining Garlic and salt in a casserole dish. If you like a spicier dish feel free to add additional chili powder, cayenne etc!
  7. Cook chicken in a pan with the marinade until it turns white.
  8. Pour all the liquids from the frying pan into the casserole dish with the rice mixture and stir well.
  9. Place The covered pot into a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 -45 minutes.
  10. If you are a cilantro freak like me, feel free to serve with added cilantro and maybe some lime tortilla chips!
  11. Oh YUM!!!

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About Chicken and Black Bean Casserole

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom

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