Cheesy Chicken, Yellow Rice and Black Bean Casserole – colorful veggies, black beans, chicken and yellow rice are combined with melting Monterey Jack cheese in this delicious casserole that is sure to please both kids and adults.
As summer comes to an end here in New England, the days are still sunny and pretty warm, with temperatures in the 60s to low-70s°F. My 2-year old twin girls still frolic around on our deck in their swimsuits and splash around in their paddling pool.
I don’t think it’s warm enough for being in the pool, but my girls disagree. They have a hardy New England constitution, which they most definitely did not get from me — I grew up in Maryland.
But, by late afternoon it has started to cool down and start to feel like fall, and for me that means it’s time to turn on the oven and bring on the casseroles!
I made this Cheesy Chicken, Yellow Rice and Black Bean Casserole, last week when my parents were in town. They were visiting us on their way home to Maryland, from a trip to St. John and Bar Harbor. They were taking my 6-year old son, after school, to Kimball Farm for his first real game of mini golf, and didn’t know when they’d be back for dinner.
So, this Cheesy Chicken, Yellow Rice and Black Bean Casserole was a perfect choice for dinner that night. It takes about 40 minutes in the oven to bake, but then can easily sit in a warm oven for a couple of hours, or whenever people roll in for dinner. It also reheats and freezes well.
This Cheesy Chicken, Yellow Rice and Black Bean Casserole is a family favorite, a hit for kids and adults alike, and perfect for a casual family dinner. With all the vegetables, black beans, chicken, rice and cheese, it is a one-dish meal; I also like to serve it with a simple tossed green salad.
I love to top a serving of this delicious Cheesy Chicken, Yellow Rice and Black Bean Casserole with a large dollop of sour cream. My husband likes to also add a couple of dashes of hot sauce.
What is your family’s favorite casserole? Please let me know in the comments below!
Adapted from myrecipes.com.