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Chicken Fajita Casserole

An easy Chicken Fajita Casserole Recipe that is made in one pan with only a few ingredients. A healthy, quick and delicious dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken fajita casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 411kcal
7
WW Freestyle Points 7

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast (about 3-4 breasts depending on size ) pound to even thickness. Should be no more than 1.5 inches thick
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning divided 2.5 for chicken and ½ tbsp, for rice mixture
  • 1 cup bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon jalapeño deseeded & minced- OPTIONAL
  • 3 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup nonfat greek yogurt
  • ½ cup Mexican blend cheese or cheddar, divided
  • 16 ounces frozen brown rice-uncooked

Instructions

  • Note: You want to use a pan you can transfer to the oven (stainless steel, cast iron , or a cast iron enamel braising pot are all great. Do not use Teflon or anything with a plastic handle).
  • Spray a pan with olive oil and heat over medium high heat. Season the outside of the chicken with 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning.
  • When the pan is hot, brown the chicken on each side for about 2 minutes per side. When it’s brown on each side, remove it and set aside on a plate.
  • Add in the onion, pepper, garlic, and jalapeño to the pan. Sauté for 2 minutes or until translucent.
  • Move the pan off the heat and add in the frozen brown rice, Greek yogurt, ¼ cup cheese, 1/2 tablespoon taco seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir together then place the chicken breasts on top.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 25-27 minutes or until the chicken is 165 in the center.
  • Remove the foil and add the remaining ¼ cup of cheese. Turn the oven to broil and broil until the cheese is melted and starting to crisp.
  • Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes, garnish with fresh pico and avocado and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fajita Casserole
Amount Per Serving (2 cups chicken, rice, vegetables (estimated))
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 592mg26%
Potassium 921mg26%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 1499IU30%
Vitamin C 56mg68%
Calcium 225mg23%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an estimate and can vary pending your ingredients
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