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.
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!