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Baked Chicken and Rice With Black Beans

Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Bake time 40 mins
Yield

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Online reviewers give this recipe five stars for being an easy weeknight dish. Because it's brimming with veggies in addition to the rice, chicken, beans and cheese, it really is a one-dish meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 (10-oz.) package yellow rice mix
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (10-oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) grated Monterey Jack cheese

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare rice according to package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, sauté onion, bell pepper, and carrot in hot oil in a medium skillet over medium heat 10 minutes or until tender.

  3. Combine hot cooked rice, onion mixture, chicken, beans, diced tomatoes and chiles, and 1 1/2 cups cheese in a large bowl. Spoon into a lightly greased 3-qt. or 13- x 9-inch baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

  4. Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.