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Cooking Authentic Mexican Casseroles at Home: Healthy Chicken Mexican Casserole
My healthy chicken Mexican casserole recipe is possibly the most delicious authentic Mexican casserole recipe you ever cooked at home!
➡️ I’m a big fan of Mexican food, and this easy Mexican chicken casserole is one of my favorite ways to eat it for weeknight dinner. The best part is that it’s ready quickly, so it’s perfect for when you’re craving Mexican food but don’t have the money for delivery or you simply want to cook at home.
➡️ When you cook Mexican chicken casserole you can expect something delicious, but also a very nourishing meal. This easy casserole is ready in just minutes, and is loaded with beans, corn, and cheese for a hearty and comforting meal your family is sure to love!
➡️ Chicken casserole is an American classic favorite dinner recipe. It’s a super easy one-pot meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights. The very best part is that it’s customizable so you can make it your own by adding or substituting whatever ingredients and seasonings you have on hand or whatever you can find at the store! Just try the Mexican version for a true spicy version!
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How to Make Mexican Chicken Casserole from Scratch
What ingredients do you need to cook healthy Mexican chicken casserole? (recipe for 8 servings)
1) 500 g/17 oz of skinless boneless chicken breast, small cubed
2) 800 g/28 oz of canned black beans or red beans (you can use white beans as well), rinsed and drained
3) 200 g/7 oz of canned sweet corn, rinsed and drained
4) 400 g/14 oz of canned peeled chopped tomatoes
5) 200 g/7 oz of seeded, finely chopped red bell peppers
6) 1-2 hot chili peppers (depending on their hotness), seeded and finely chopped
7) 200 g/7 oz of yellow onions, peeled and finely chopped
8) 200 g/7 oz of grated cheese
9) 4 tbsp of vegetable oil with a neutral taste
10) some salt and ground black pepper to taste
How to Cook Mexican Chicken Casserole Step by Step
➡️ Eager to know how to cook a chicken casserole? The recipe is very tasty and easy to cook, so I wholeheartedly recommend it! Below are listed the steps required to cook the healthy Mexican chicken casserole recipe.
Total Time: 1 hour
1) Fry the chicken breast
Pour the oil into a frying pan, wait for it to heat to a medium-high temperature, then add the cubed chicken breast and fry it until it turns white while stirring the pieces from time to time (about 10 minutes.)
2) Add the onions and peppers
Add the chopped peppers and onions to the pan, season with some salt and ground pepper, and fry until slightly soft (about 5 minutes.)
3) Combine the ingredients
Put the ingredients from the pan in a heat-proof dish, add the beans, corn, and tomatoes, then mix and level all ingredients.
4) Add the cheese layer
Sprinkle the cheese over the ingredients in the casserole into an even layer.
5) Bake the Mexican chicken casserole
Put the casserole in the preheated oven at 200°C/392°F and bake the food until the top layer of cheese melts and turns lightly golden (about 20-30 minutes), then turn the heat off and wait 30 minutes before serving.
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Final Notes for the Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe
➡️ This recipe is very simple and does not require advanced cooking techniques, so I have no secrets to share to get the best results. If you follow exactly the above instructions step by step, your Mexican chicken casserole will be delicious and to the liking of all those who will taste it.
➡️ Mexican chicken casserole is the kind of comfort food that you would eat every day because it’s delicious and simple to make. In addition, it offers a wealth of tastes that you rarely find in a single dish. Not to say that it’s the ideal recipe to cook skinless boneless chicken breast in a way that keeps it tender and juicy. Enjoy cooking Mexican chicken casserole from scratch! For additional info, read more on casserole!
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