Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mexican Bake - Chicken, Rice and Black Bean - One Dish Meal

Well, this is kind of a new creation.  I was searching online for something that was simple, one dish and Mexican.  I was really in the mood for some kind of Mexican dish, but we just had tacos the other night.  As I was looking through these one dish meals, I decided I'd just create my own!

So, this really doesn't have measurements...It was kind of a "whatever I have that sounds good" type of dish!  I'll try and recreate it as best I can!!  And...I'm not real good at adding spices and knowing what to feel free to adapt and adjust the recipe, spices, etc.

Mexican Bake, Chicken, Rice and Black Bean - One Dish Meal,, Julie Little FitnessCooked brown rice (3-5 cups)
1-2 cans black beans
2 cans of Rotel diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 zucchini, diced
1 onion, diced
1/2 - 1 cup of corn
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup salsa verde (my favorite is Trader Joe's)
~ 1 tsp cumin
~ 1 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1- 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese for top
sprinkle of garlic salt or fresh garlic


Combine cooked rice, black beans, Rotel tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, garlic and salt together in a large bowl.  In a skillet cook the diced onion until translucent.  Add to the rice mixture.  Cook diced zucchini for a few minutes in same skillet.  Add to rice mixture.  Add corn to mixture.
Combine Greek yogurt and salsa verde together.  Add to mixture and stir.
Once everything is combined and stirred together, pour into a 9x13 dish.  Top with shredded cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until cheese is melted and warmed throughout!

If you try this, let me know how you like it or if you change it up too, I'd love to hear your modifications!  This literally was a creation that kept evolving into one thing after another!  :)


  1. Hi! I was wondering if you knew how many this served? It looks and sounds delicious (minus the black beans;-))

    1. It comfortably serves at least 8-10 people. We are a family of 5 and my family eats a lot and we still have leftovers!