Chow down on Cowboy Chicken Casserole



Yee-ha!  

Here’s a casserole with great ingredients that 
any cowboy would like to chow down on.
 And so do we when it's a chilly night here.  
It’s Cowboy Chicken Casserole!

It’s a wholesome concoction of chicken, black beans, corn, cheese, salsa, tortillas and seasonings that come together to make this a tasty hearty filling dinner.




Cowboy Chicken lives up to its name with bringing to mind the good flavors of the Southwest. 

A delicious one dish meal that’s easy to make, colorful too, and best of all---minimal cleanup.


Chicken ready and tortilla cut-up w salsa in the bowl

There are many variations of this Campbell’s “fix it and forget it” casserole, it can easily be adapted to suit your tastes.  Whatever type of salsa, beans, veggies and meat that you like.  Maybe cream of mushroom soup, diced tomatoes with green chilies, fire-roasted tomatoes, black olives, jalapeños, green onions, bell peppers, smoked bacon, turkey, ground beef, pinto beans, Colby jack Cheese, Mexican cheese blend, and on and on...

I took two chicken breasts from the refrigerator and poached them in simmering salted water for about 15 minutes; chicken thighs would be good as well as rotisserie chicken.


Oven-ready


The casserole can be a “make ahead” freezer meal:  Assemble as states, wrap tightly (add a layer of parchment paper on top under the foil so the cheese won’t stick) and freeze.  Remove from freezer, bake, covered, for 45 minutes or until hot throughout.




It’s a tasty fuss-free way to feed those at your dinner table ~ hope they will all be as impressed by this Cowboy Chicken Casserole as we were. 

It’s tasty and perfect for potlucks, freezer meals or a weeknight supper for you and your family! 




Cowboy Chicken Casserole

Cowboy Chicken Casserole

Yield: 4 servings
Author:
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 40 M
Chicken, salsa, black beans, cheese and flour tortilla strips unite for a tasty one-dish, hearty meal that's easy to make and colorful too!

ingredients:

  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup chunky Salsa
  • 1/2 cup rinsed, drained, canned black beans
  • 1 can (15 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 4 flour tortillas (8-inch), cut into 1" pieces
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

instructions:

How to cook Cowboy Chicken Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Stir soup, water, chili powder, garlic powder, salsa, beans, corn, chicken and tortillas in a large bowl.
  3. Coat an 11 x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  4. Spoon the chicken mixture into the baking dish.
  5. Top with the cheese.
  6. Cover the baking dish.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the mixture becomes hot and bubbling.
Make ahead and Freezer Meal
  1. Assemble as directed, wrap tightly (add a layer of parchment on top under the foil so the cheese won’t stick) and freeze. 
  2. From frozen, bake, covered, for 55 minutes or until hot. Or, thaw in the refrigerator and bake, covered, for 45 minutes or until hot.
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Enjoy!

34 comments:

  1. Hi Pam. I love, love, love black beans. Also, I'm digging your recipe card. Very cool. Are you liking how it's working? I'm soon to change my blog into a food blog, that's why I ask. I haven't landed on a recipe print card yet. But I like the way yours looks.

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    1. Hi Ivy! Good to see you here! The recipe card is great! Very easy to use, lots of choices for how you want to design the recipe. Looking forward to your food blog! You take care and have a good rest of the week!

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    2. You're welcome! Good luck!

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    3. Thanks, Pam. I got my blog in the changed over phases and I'm having fun with it. Haven't settled on a recipe card yet because right now, I can't afford to add any money into the blog, but I like that there's options out there. Thank you.

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  2. Somehow I do not make casserole, and you just convinced me that this has to change...this cowboy chicken casserole looks fantastic...it sure makes a great meal.
    Thanks for the recipe Pam...have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hi Juliana! I seldom make casseroles but they're good winter fare. Have a super wonderful rest of the week!

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  3. That would definitely be good for a potluck!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! Here's hoping you have a good rest of the week!

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  5. Looks great! I am going rot play with the ingredients to try and ketofy its I can have it.

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    1. Anne, you can ketofy for sure, I've seen you do it. Way to go! Take care

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  6. Now that's a casserole! So comforting, delicious and packed full of flavours.

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    1. It is Angie! Easy dinner for sure. Thanks!

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  7. What a simple, hearty dish - good to feed not only a hungry cowboy!
    This casserole makes the best of everyday ingredients, and what's most important - "minimal clean up".

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    1. Yes, I go for minimal clean up whenever I can, Duta! This is good for a winter day! take care

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  8. Any recipe that begins with "cowboy" always grabs my attention and this looks like a very easy dish to put together.

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    1. Thanks, Larry! We really liked it and I will make it again for sure. Thanks!

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  9. This is a great make ahead freezer meal. I need to stock my freezer for those days that I work late and my husband is on his own for dinner. He can't be trusted to make something himself ;)

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    1. Ha! You make me laugh, Dahn! This would be great frozen, all he has to do is take it out of the freezer and bake it, voila! Dinner! Thanks for the visit! And I hope you make it!

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  10. Pam, Sounds great to me! Pure comfort food and easy to make too... Plus leftover casserole's flavor intensity increases after sitting in the fridge for a day or two so leftovers are even tastier! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! Yes, it's even better leftover! I like meals like this sometimes, easy and one dish, easy clean-up. Have a good rest of the week!

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  11. It sounds delicious Pam - love the fact that it freezes well.

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    1. Thanks, Cakelaw! I love all the goodies you bake! Take care

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  12. Easy, delish, comforting. What's not to like? Terrific recipe, and SO full of flavor. Thanks!

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  13. wow easy and delicious my husband will love this one!

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    1. Thanks, Claudia! Have a good rest of the week!

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  14. I hear it's going to get cold again...darn it! But the timing is right for this delicious comfort food!

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    1. Yes! It is a chilly day here, very windy yet again! Have a good weekend!

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  15. Oh my! This is oneI want to try! Thanks Pam!

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