Chicken and Black Bean Casserole


This Mexican-inspired chicken casserole with rice and beans can be made with 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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch pieces

  • 1 (16 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 (8 ounce) package black beans, cooked and drained

  • ½ cup uncooked white rice

  • 2 ounces green chile peppers, diced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onions in hot butter until soft and translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add chicken; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden on all sides, about 10 minutes.

  3. Pour chicken-onion mixture into a casserole dish. Stir in tomatoes, beans, rice, chile peppers, cilantro, and cumin until well combined.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is fully cooked and rice is tender, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

452 Calories
9g Fat
65g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 452
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 45mg 227%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 1322mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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