Chicken Zucchini Casserole

I was raised on casseroles so it's always my go to dinner. I also love making large batches and freeze them for quick dinners down the road.


Serves 4



Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup rice

  • 1 cup broth

  • 1 TBSP olive oil

  • 1/3 cup diced onion

  • 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced

  • 2 cooked skinless boneless chicken breast halves, chopped

  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • salt to taste

  • ground cayenne pepper to taste

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers, drained

  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots

  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese


Instructions

  1. Mix the rice and vegetable broth in a pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes, or until rice is tender.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large casserole dish.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion until tender. Mix in the zucchini, chicken, and mushrooms. Season with cumin, salt, and ground cayenne pepper. Cook and stir until zucchini is lightly browned and chicken is heated through.

  4. In a large bowl, mix the cooked rice, onion, zucchini, chicken, mushrooms, beans, chiles, carrots, and 1/2 the Swiss cheese. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish, and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

  5. Cover casserole loosely with foil, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Uncover, and continue baking 10 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.

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