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Southwest Chicken Bake Recipe

Southwest Chicken Bake Recipe

Chicken gets a wake-up call from salsa, zesty dressing and melty cheese. It's a nutritious chicken bake the whole family will want over and over again.
Recipe provided by KRAFT®
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Total: 41 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2-1/2 tablespoons (1/2 of 1-1/4 oz. pkg.) TACO BELL® Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons KRAFT® Lite Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1 cup canned no-salt-added black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup TACO BELL® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT® Mexican Style 2% Milk Finely Shredded Four Cheese
  • 2-2/3 cups hot cooked long-grain brown rice


  • 1. MAKE oven to 375°F.
  • 2. ADD seasoning mix to chicken in medium bowl; toss to evenly coat.
  • 3. HEAT dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 min. or until evenly browned. Spoon into 1-1/2-qt. casserole; cover with layers of beans, corn, onions and salsa.
  • 4. BAKE 20 min. Top with cheese; bake 5 min. or until melted. Serve over rice. Yield: 4 servings.