Chicken Casserole With Black Beans, Corn, and Salsa

Chicken Casserole With Black Beans, Corn, and Salsa

The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1423 Calories
35g Fat
223g Carbs
89g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 1423
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 4365mg 190%
Total Carbohydrate 223g 81%
Dietary Fiber 38g 137%
Total Sugars 64g
Protein 89g
Vitamin C 94mg 472%
Calcium 435mg 33%
Iron 8mg 45%
Potassium 2890mg 61%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy chicken casserole is made with black beans, corn, salsa, and cheese. Use cheddar cheese or a Mexican blend of cheeses as a topping for the chicken, or try a taco-seasoned cheese. Use your favorite tomato salsa or try a combination of tomato salsa and salsa verde.

This is a quick and easy chicken bake; serve with rice for a hearty and healthy everyday family meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • Ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 (16-ounce)can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (12 to 15-ounce) can corn kernels, drained

  • 2 cups chunky salsa, divided

  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chile peppers, optional

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, divided

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend or a mixture of cheddar and Colby cheeses

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Chicken Casserole With Black Beans, Corn, and Salsa ingredients

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  2. Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole dish or spray it with nonstick cooking spray.

    greased casserole dish

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  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper.

    chicken seasoned with salt and pepper

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  4. Combine drained beans, corn, 1 cup salsa, chili peppers (if using), and half of the cilantro. Put mixture into prepared baking dish.

    beans, corn and salsa in a casserole dish

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  5. Arrange chicken over bean and corn mixture, then spoon remaining salsa over chicken. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro and top evenly with cheese.

    Arrange chicken over bean and corn mixture, add cheese on top

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  6. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for 10 minutes or until chicken is tender and juices run clear.

    Chicken Casserole With Black Beans, Corn, and Salsa

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