Chicken and Black Bean Casserole

Tonight for our Sunday supper Carl wanted something with chicken, I searched on Tasty Kitchen and found a Chicken and Black Bean Casserole.

(my picture)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Uncooked Pasta (I Use Small Shapes) I used my gluten free brand that I like.
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Jalapeno Pepper, Seeded And Finely Diced
  • 1 can (14 Oz. Size) Petite Diced Tomatoes, Drained
  • 3 cups Cooked Chicken (leftovers Work Perfectly)
  • 1 can (15 Oz. Size) Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed
  • 1 can (6 Oz. Size) Tomato Paste
  • 6 ounces, fluid Water
  • 2-½ cups Shredded Mexican-blend Cheese, Divided
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt, Or To Taste
I was trying to be a little creative and I added some frozen corn, which was good. Carl said he thought it was taste good with a little bit of crunch to it like crumbled fritos or tortilla chips on the top.

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan, set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions.
2. Heat olive oil in a large pot (big enough to fit all of this in there eventually) over medium high heat. Add jalapeno and cook about 2 minutes. Add in diced tomatoes, chicken, black beans, tomato paste and water. Season with salt. Cook about 5 minutes. Stir in cooked pasta and 1 cup of the shredded cheese until everything is well blended (think about it like this, “I want a little bit of everything in every bite”). Pour into the prepared 9×13 pan.
3. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven, top with remaining 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

We had added salsa, sour cream, hot sauce for toppings.

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