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Freezer Meal - Chicken Enchilada Casserole

When you’re looking for a great freezer meal to bring to a friend or to have on hand for those nights you don’t feel like cooking, this chicken enchilada casserole is exactly the recipe for you. 
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups dry brown rice cooked according to package instructions
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cans 15 oz each black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can green enchilada sauce (heat level of your liking, I usual do mild or medium)
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon cumin optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Spray a dish (1- 9x13 inch baking dish or 2- 8x8 inch baking dishes or disposable pan(s)) with cooking spray.
  • Cook rice and chicken and shred chicken (see note for cooking chicken)*
  • Drain black beans
  • In a bowl combine shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, tomatoes, black beans, sour cream, and seasonings
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  • Put rice at the bottom of the prepared baking dish, spoon chicken mixture on top of rice. Sprinkle the cheese on top.
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  • Freeze or bake, cooking instructions below.
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  • For baking from frozen, remove from freezer and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until cheese is melted and center of the dish is warm.
    I think we can all agree that getting an amazing freezer meal is such a treat. 
  • For baking right after prepared - bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, until cheese is melted and starting to turn golden brown on top.

Notes

*cook the chicken to your liking (poach it, bake it or fry it) or use a rotisserie chicken. I like making salsa chicken in the slow cooker for this casserole, just put chicken breasts and 1 jar of salsa in a slow cooker (high for 4 hours, low for 8) and shred the chicken to use in this casserole.
Nutrition information disclaimer: the nutrition information presented on this site should be considered an estimate as the calculations will change based on the exact products you use in your own kitchen.  
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 492mg | Potassium: 627mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 521IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 341mg | Iron: 4mg