This Easy Mexican Chicken Bake is another great dump and go dinner! Chicken, black beans, chilies, bell pepper, onion and spices make up this delicious and healthy dinner!
HOW TO MAKE EASY MEXICAN CHICKEN BAKE –
We start by making a simple mixture of Mexican spices. Chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and flour. The flour helps thicken up all those delicious juices from the chicken and veggies while it bakes!
Next chop up the onions and bell peppers. You can substitute poblano for the bell peppers if desired for a little extra kick.
Open up the canned diced chilies and roasted tomatoes and everything into the pan! Sprinkle with half of the spice mixture and combine, saving the other half of spices for the chicken.
You can make this dish 100 different ways! It is similar to our Pico De Gallo Chicken another healthy and easy dinner.
- substitute kidney beans for the black beans
- add one cup of corn (frozen thawed or canned and drained)
- add a jalapeno or pepper jack cheese for a kick
- use regular diced tomatoes in lieu of roasted
Final step! Dice up your chicken. Chicken breasts or thighs will work great in this recipe.
Toss the remaining spices with the chicken and spoon onto your veggie mixture.
In the oven it goes!
Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Top with cheese and bake another 10. Chicken is perfectly done when a meat thermometer reaches 15 degrees.
We love to serve this Mexican Casserole with our Spanish Rice recipe!
More Mexican Casseroles we think you will love! :
Clink! Kathi and Rachel
Easy Mexican Chicken Bake
- 2 large chicken breasts – diced
- 1 cup canned black beans – drained and rinsed
- 1 15 ounce can roasted diced tomatoes – drained well
- 1 bell pepper – any color, diced
- 1 5 ounce can diced chilies
- 1/2 cup onion – chopped
- 1 cup grated mexican style cheese
- Sliced green onion and avocado for garnish if desired
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Spray a 8 x 8 pan with non stick spray.
- In small dish combine spice mixture, set aside.
- Place tomatoes, beans, chilies, peppers, onions in baking dish. Toss with half of the spice mixture.
- Dice chicken and toss with remaining spice mixture. Top veggie mixture with chicken.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Top with cheese and bake another 10 minutes. Check for doneness. Your chicken is perfectly cooked when it reaches 165 degrees internally.
- Top with diced green onion and avocado if desired.
- Use chicken breasts or boneless chicken thighs.
- Double this recipe for a 9 x 13 pan.
- Add one cup of corn if desired.
- Refridgerate for 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Chicken was not cooked through in the given time so had to put it in longer, then the cheese got over done but otherwise it was yummy
Kristi Meints says
I had rotisserie chicken to use and was looking through recipes to find one to adapt. This worked perfect using chicken chopped in bite size pieces. I made it low carb at the same time using fresh mushrooms, chopped red pepper and sliced black olives instead of the corn, since I didn’t have any on hand. I added a little tomato sauce and some grated Mexican cheese to the bake as well as the cheese on top at the end. Then served it with a dollop of sour cream. It was delicious!
I added some mild salas, jalapenos, garlic, onions and it was so good. It’s a recipe you can add on to. Just as is it should be great also. I love ce it’s so customizable and her recipe makes it incredible to make your own.y picky son loved it.
cHARNA wIESE says
So delicious! i didn’t think something so easy could be this good! I only had chicken breasts with skin and bone, and it was still great. Definitely a keeper recipe!
Kathi Kirk says
It’s got a high flavor profile for something so simple! I still make this on a regular basis. It’s so healthy too. I’m so glad you liked it!
This recipe sounds soooo good!
I’m definitely a sucker for anything Tex-Mex / Mexican and love the way this dish looks with the ooey-gooey cheese! I will be making this one soon for sure.
Thanks for sharing! 🙂