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Fit & Healthy Enchilada Chicken & Rice Casserole

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 383
Protein 39g
Fat 8g
Carbs 43g
Total Time

Hi there, fit foodies! Are you searching for an extraordinary meal that you’re yet to try? Or need some light meal ideas for your dinner that also contains proteins that’ll help you build a healthy lifestyle?

You’ve come to the right place! Sit, relax, and continue to read my best chicken and rice recipe.

We love a lot of chicken dishes such as roasted chicken, chicken salad, stew, wings, parmesan, spicy, and baking chicken. Let me introduce you to a healthy Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe. Sounds great, right?

This meal can boost your excitement to try different dishes in your everyday healthy breakfast or special dinner dates.

We all know that people who undergo special diets have always included some chicken recipes which contain low-carb and low-calorie ingredients. That’s why we’re always eager to publish easy to prepare recipes for chicken that our family will love!

One of the main ingredients of this recipe was the chicken thigh that’s rich in protein, low in fat, and commonly eaten by those who are dieting.

Whole grain rice or white rice will do, but brown rice is highly recommended for those on a strict diet plan. It can also be replaced by quinoa.

You can also add some mozzarella cheese or spices like garlic powder and the like to enhance the flavor of your hearty chicken.

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So hurry up and grab your favorite casserole to cook, pick some fresh chicken, spices, flavors and enjoy this delicious, diet-friendly, kid-friendly chicken dish with your whole family. Happy eating everyone!

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Fit & Healthy Enchilada Chicken & Rice Casserole

Ingredients

Ingredients for up to 5 servings:

  • 1.5lb chicken breasts (measured raw)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice (or quinoa)
  • at least 1.5 cup homemade enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (15oz) black beans (drained)
  • 1.25 cup corn
  • 1.25 cup reduced fat mozzarella & cheddar mix
Steps
  1. Set oven to 375F.
  2. Cook brown rice according to instructions and set it aside.
  3. In a pot, bring water to a boil.  Add raw chicken breasts and cook for 10 minutes until the chicken breasts are completely cooked.  Pull the chicken apart and place the pieces in a large bowl.
  4. Add brown rice, beans, corn and homemade enchilada sauce.  Mix together with a spatula.  If you find the mixture to be too dry, add more sauce or some tablespoons of low sodium chicken broth.  This is a personal preference.
  5. Add chopped cilantro (if desired).  Mix together.
  6. To a large baking dish or individual baking tins, add the mixture.  Top the casserole dish with the cheese or top each individual baking tin with about 1/4 cup of the cheese.
  7. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.
  8. The tins can be frozen for later use.  Allow the casserole to cool down nearly to room temperature, then wrap it in foil and place it in the freezer.

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Approximate macros for 1 of 5 servings with homemade enchilada sauce:

 

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Calories
383
Protein
39g
Fat
8g
Carbs
43g
Sodium
-
Fiber
7g
Sugar
3g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.