Chicken and Black Bean Casserole Recipe -
Chicken and Black Bean Casserole Recipe

Chicken and Black Bean Casserole

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"This can use leftover chicken or chicken breasts. I usually make it the day after we have roast chicken. The recipe calls for baking, but the ingredients can also be added to a slow cooker and cooked on Low for 7 hours. We serve this with cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream, salsa, black olives, and guacamole."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onions, and cook until soft and translucent. Stir in chicken; cook until golden on all sides. Pour onions and chicken into a casserole dish. Stir in tomatoes, black beans, chile peppers, cilantro, cumin, and rice.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 21, 2006

My rice cooked fine in the 45 min. prescribed by the recipe. I did make sure the casserole was well covered while cooking because I thought the previous reviewer's problem might have been that all of the moisture cooked off. I used crushed tomatoes instead of stewed and added just a little bit of water. I also added cheese on top because I left out the chilis and cilantro because of my restricted diet. I thought it would be too bland otherwise. Overall, a satisfying dish.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 25, 2005

I scaled the recipe to 10 servings and made this for a family gathering. I used long grain white rice and it did not cook at all in the 45 minute time stated in the recipe. Luckily I had a lot of side dishes prepared because no one could eat the main course. Maybe I should have used instant/minute rice - the recipe does not specify. Or maybe the time should have been scaled since the dish was scaled. In any event I tried cooking some of the leftovers in the crock pot the next day and at the 5-hour mark - on High the rice still was not cooked enough to eat.

Jul 31, 2008

Very tasty and filling. I used crushed tomatoes and added some garlic and some frozen corn and some extra rice.

Feb 01, 2010

Great! I made so many mods... but it made the process simpler and healthier. First of all, I added 1 cup of corn, 2 cups of chopped kale, 1/2 cup of water to moisten the rice, and a can of kidney beans. I left out the butter and onion (Did not have an onion), so I chopped up the chicken, kept it raw, and threw EVERYTHING into a casserole dish, stirred it up, covered with foil (VERY important), and cooked for about 80 minutes. Only one dish, topped with sour cream, quite healthy and delicious! Keep an eye on the rice to see it does not run dry. If you have too much moisture at the end, take the foil off and bake for additional 5-10 minutes.

May 27, 2008

I used canned black beans and the rice came out perfect. I think I will try rotel next time for the tomatoes. Good and easy!!

Apr 16, 2008

Very tasty dish. This will be a regular on our dinner calendar. The only thing I did differently was to use two cans of Rotel and one can of plain diced tomatoes in place of the tomatoes & green chilis seperately. Very easy, no fuss kind of meal. Would also be yummy with Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese baked on top for last several minutes.

May 19, 2006

If I wanted to use canned black beans, would I use a 14 - 15 ounce can for this in place of the 8 oz of dried and then cooked black beans? This sounds great and I would LOVE to try it!

Jan 31, 2006

We really enjoyed this recipe, though I changed a few things to suit my family. I used crushed tomatoes, 3 different kinds of beans, more spices and skipped the rice altogether. A note about wild rice - it takes ALOT longer to cook than regular white or brown rice, and retains its chewy texture.


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  • Calories
  • 452 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 65.2 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 10.8 g
  • 43%
  • Protein
  • 28.9 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 329 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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