Light Mexican Chicken Bake (Perfect For Football Season)

39 weeks pregnant and growing by the day! This meal is quick, easy and perfect for a last minute family dinner when you have other things consuming your time.

Football weekends are upon us healthy eating plan be damned! This is a sacred time in our boy/man household. I wanted to share this recipe with you because it’s great for a weeknight or college football Saturdays. It has only 300 calories per serving, but tastes much more sinful. You can even assemble it ahead of time, refrigerate, then bake just before serving!

Light Mexican Chicken Bake
Serves 8
An easy, light and delicious Mexican dinner perfect for football season. Make ahead of time, refrigerate and then just bake and serve when ready.
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
  1. 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken breast
  2. 2 cups light cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  3. 10 oz frozen brown rice
  4. 12 oz frozen kernal corn
  5. 2, 10 oz cans of mild enchilada sauce
  6. 1 can of black beans rinsed and drained
  7. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  8. 1 teaspoon chili powder
  9. 1 cup chopped Romaine lettuce
  10. 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  11. 2 Tbs chopped green onions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Spray a 13x9 baking dish with olive oil spray.
  3. Microwave the frozen, bagged corn and rice according to directions on package. Let cool to room temp.
  4. In a big bowl mix together chicken, black beans, cooked rice, corn, 1 Tbs of green onions, enchilada sauce, 1 cup of cheese and spices.
  5. Pour bowl mixture into baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Add the additional cup of cheese to top and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and top with tomatoes, green onions and lettuce.
Adapted from Kathleen Price
Adapted from Kathleen Price
Count Me Healthy
The guys like to eat this dish as an appetizer with tortilla chips and sour cream. Obviously this removes the “light” factor, but it’s nice to have a dish you can dress up or down depending on who’s eating. What are your go-to, healthy one-dish meals for fall? – Chelsea


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