Chicken Taco Casserole

This killer recipe definitely definitely deserves a pat on the back for whoever came up with it! A very good meal that the whole family loves.

To be honest, I’m a die-hard Mexican fan – I’d eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner, if I could and I love discovering new recipes.

This taco casserole is one of the best I’ve made lately, even if I do say so myself!!!

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Chicken Taco Casserole

Ingredients

2 cups cooked rice
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded (turkey is good too)
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelope taco seasoning
1 (15 -30 ounce) can refried beans
1 cup cheese, grated (reserve in it’s own baggie)
1 cup tomatoes, chopped (optional)
1 cup guacamole (optional)
1⁄2 cup sour cream (optional)
5 cups tortilla chips (optional)

Directions

Mix taco seasoning and tomato sauce. Add shredded chicken and coat it well with tomato mixture. Place cooked rice in the bottom of a 13 X 9 X 2 or disposable baking pan. Top with chicken mixture.

(You may want to flash freeze at this point before going on to the next step. Freeze in the disposable pan or pop out and put in freezer bag.)

Top with 1-2 cans of refried beans so you have a nice even coating. Top with grated cheese.

Bake uncovered for 30 to 45 minutes at 350F or until hot all the way through and the cheese is nice and bubbly.

Top with your favorite toppings or dip with tortilla chips!

Enjoy!

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Recipe based on one by Tish
Photo by SashasMommy