Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr
Prep Time
45 Mins
Cook Time
35 Mins
6 to 8 servings

The addition of yellow squash, bell pepper and frozen chopped spinach sets this Tex-Mex chicken casserole apart from the rest and is a great way to include more veggies at your dinner table.

How to Make It

Step 1

Drain chopped spinach well, pressing between paper towels to remove excess moisture.

Step 2

Sauté squash, bell pepper, and onion in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 6 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in spinach, chicken, next 6 ingredients, and 1 1/2 cups cheese. Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x9-inch baking dish.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, and bake 5 more minutes.

Step 4

*Reduced-sodium, reduced-fat cream of celery soup, light sour cream, and reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese may be substituted.

Ratings & Reviews

jazzjune's Review

May 23, 2014
An amazing comfort food---rich, but loaded with healthy vegetables. Definitely one of the most enjoyable meals that I have cooked. If you found it unappealing, but love the ingredients, check your technique. Preparation matters here (i.e., removing water from the spinach, sautéing the vegetables).

eaglemom's Review

August 15, 2013

ChefLake's Review

June 26, 2013
Excellent Dish! This is one of those dishes you make when you have a lot of summer squash from the garden. It also made enough to freeze for another meal. I'll make sure this goes into my "Food We Like" file. My husband LOVED it. I used my homemade salsa in place of the picante sauce, no fat sour cream, reduced fat cheddar cheese, and reduced fat cream of celery soup. I don't think it altered the taste. I think next time I'll add a jalapeno pepper as one reviewer suggested.

Kierklo's Review

February 28, 2013
This was so tasty. I usually steer clear of any recipe that calls for a can of any kind of "cream of" soups, but this just sounded so yummy that I overlooked the soup...actually, it added much to this recipe. It was delicious....will make it again...

aburnett72's Review

December 31, 2012

Kymberlee909's Review

September 04, 2011
Reallllly good. Went back for seconds and thirds. Next time I'll add a bit of jalapeno to add more spice. Husband LOVED it along with my 2yr old daughter. Definitely a keeper.

mommaria's Review

February 28, 2010
I had high hopes for this, but it was pretty bad.

gbartlo's Review

January 21, 2009
This is one of the Best tasting casseroles around. Fast and easy. I used a rotisserie chicken from Sam's Club. Guest always ask for this recipe.