Monday, April 12, 2021

Chicken Mexican Bake-DASH Diet Friendly #BakingBloggers

Turn your leftover Sunday Roast Chicken into this delicious and easy Mexican Monday or Taco Tuesday dinner.  Made with leftover chicken and common, everyday pantry items this casserole is sure to become a regular in your rotation.

Chicken Mexican Bake

The Baking Bloggers are sharing Mexican Dishes with you today...............
My friend Sue of Palatable Pastime invites us each month to bake up a dish based on a theme or an ingredient.  This month she chose Mexican dishes.  Let's see what everyone is bringing to the Fiesta.......

Chicken Mexican Bake

This is the easiest casserole ever.  Put everything into the casserole and stir it up.  No dirty bowls.  Just one spoon.

Chicken Mexican Bake

Sprinkle some cheese over the top and put it in the oven.  That's it.  Sit and relax for half an hour from that hard 10 minutes of work......

Chicken Mexican Bake with CARE wine

I relaxed with a glass of wine from a bottle of 2018 Care Garnacha Syrah Tinto Sobre Lias.  It was lovely and it paired very nicely with this dish.  Best of all, clean up was minimal and my family was satisfied and smiling as they helped clear the dishes.

Chicken Mexican Bake

This recipe would be completely DASH diet friendly except that I substituted full fat cheese for the low fat cheese.  I think low fat cheese tastes like plastic.  

Casseroles, Entrees, Chicken, Beans, Tomatoes, Cheese
Entrees, Casseroles, Chicken
Yield: 4
Author: Wendy Klik
Chicken Mexican Bake

Chicken Mexican Bake

Made with leftover chicken and common, everyday pantry items this casserole is sure to become a regular in your rotation.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 40 Min


  • 1 c. cooked brown rice and quinoa mixture
  • 1 c. leftover chicken, diced into bite size pieces
  • 1 (14 oz) can tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 (15 oz) can tri bean mixture, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 T. chili powder
  • 1 t. cumin
  • 1 c. Mexican blend shredded cheese


  1. Place the rice, chicken, tomatoes, garlic, beans, chili powder and cumin into a casserole.  Stir to combine.  Sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake in a preheated 375* oven for 30 minutes, until cheese is melted and casserole is hot and bubbly.



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  1. OMG! this looks so amazing and delicious!

  2. This is right up my alley - I love using leftover chicken and turkey in baked dishes like this one. Yumm!

  3. Totally agree with you about low fat cheese! This sounds amazingly easy and delicious.

  4. I almost spit my coffee through my nose with that last sentence. "I think low fat cheese tastes like plastic." I SO agree. This dish looks tasty. Can't wait to try.

  5. Low fat cheese does taste like plastic! Better to have a stronger extra sharp cheese and perhaps less of it than a low fat cheese. I love that it is mixed and baked all in the same dish!

    1. Thanks Stacy and I absolutely agree about being able to use less of the real thing.


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