Mexican Chicken Casserole {Hello Summer}


Hello fellow I Heart Nap Time friends. I am Jen, and I blog over at PinkWhen, here to share with you one of my favorite casserole recipes. There is something about a one dish dinner that completely makes my day. I love using less dishes and creating a fabulous meal all in one easy setting. This casserole is one of those dishes, and one of my favorite all time meals to make. You can make this Delicious Mexican Chicken Casserole in right under an hour, and it is so good!

Add a side of your favorite salsa and chips, and you are all set with dinner! Let’s get started…

Mexican Chicken Casserole from Pink When on


When I set out to create this dish, I wanted to make it super simple and still keep all of the delicious flavors. I also like dishes that don’t require me to work the entire time in the kitchen. You can prepare and have this dish finished in just an hour. Perfect for an after school meal, and easy for when you get home from work.

Mexican Chicken Casserole


  • 8 oz bag instant whole grain rice (cooked)
  • 8 oz shredded mexican cheese
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 (14.5oz) can Rotel
  • 1 (14.5oz) can black beans (drained)
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup green onion tops


Step 1: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Boil a pot of water and chicken breasts for 15 minutes. Shred chicken and place to the side.

Step 2: In a medium bowl, mix cooked rice, cheese, shredded chicken breasts, Rotel, Black beans, and cream cheese. Mix well.

Step 3: Place casserole mixture in a 9 x 13 glass baking dish. Top with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake for 45 minutes on 350.

Step 4: After baking, sprinkle green onion tops over the casserole and serve after cooling slightly.


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Hello, I am Jennifer and I blog over at You can find me making all sorts of projects on any given day. I have always had a creative flair, and now that I am older I get to create fun projects and cook on a daily basis. Follow along and see what I am going to be sharing next. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, and in the kitchen on a daily basis!


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THANKS Jennifer for sharing this yummy recipe during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.

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  1. Coleen posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:28 am (#

    Yummy! I’m wondering if you can eat it like a dip with chips? That sounds so delicious!

  2. Matt+Robinson posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:59 pm (#

    This looks incredible, I think I could eat it every night of the week!

  3. Mandy posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:40 pm (#


  4. Michelle posted on July 25, 2014 at 1:56 pm (#

    YUM! This looks so good and easy too!

  5. Sharon posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:16 am (#

    Rotel what?

    • Jamielyn posted on August 11, 2014 at 5:42 pm (#

      Hi Sharon! You can find the can of Rotel at the grocery store it is called Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies!

  6. sher posted on July 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm (#

    Do you think I could use canned chicken or an already cooked rotisserie chicken to make the meal even faster if I needed to? Thanks.

  7. Penny Nettles posted on January 10, 2016 at 2:10 pm (#

    Loved this dish! Next time I will use less rice and add a cup of sour cream. Thank you for this quick and easy recipe