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chicken and black bean casserole

a recipe by
Lake Mills, WI

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!

serves 6
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken and black bean casserole

  • 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
    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
    rotel tomatoes (or any diced)

How To Make chicken and black bean casserole

  • ingredients
    Assemble your ingredients because this dish goes together quite quickly!
  • marinade
    Whisk lime juice, olive oil, pepper and a teaspoon of each, garlic powder and salt.
  • Cutting chicken breast
    Cut chicken into bite sized pieces. If it is slightly frozen it will cut much more easily.
  • dogs
    Make sure the dogs are watching just in case you drop some chicken!
  • Chicken in marinade
    Add chicken to marinade and stir to coat. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. I have left it for overnight.
  • Before you add the chicken
    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!
  • chicken cooking in marinade
    Cook chicken in a pan with the marinade until it turns white.
  • ready to bake
    Pour all the liquids from the frying pan into the casserole dish with the rice mixture and stir well.
  • pot in oven
    Place The covered pot into a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 -45 minutes.
  • cilantro
    If you are a cilantro freak like me, feel free to serve with added cilantro and maybe some lime tortilla chips!
  • CBB casserole served
    Oh YUM!!!