Casseroles

Santa Fe Style Chicken & Lentil Casserole

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Lentils are such an understated legume. They’re cheap, tasty, and (don’t tell the kids) healthy! Buuut, a cheesy, skinny casserole?! Move on over, Mama’s got a new favorite in town. Busy day, busy afternoon/evening? This casserole will come to your rescue! Casseroles are great like that, and this one’s no exception.

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Lentils
1 + 1/2 cup green lentils, rinsed & drained
3 cups chicken broth, low sodium
1/8 tsp salt

Chicken
2 lbs boneless & skinless chicken breasts, diced
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Cooking spray

Vegetables
1 large onion, diced
5 large garlic cloves, crushed or 5 tsp minced garlic
2 large bell peppers, diced
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Mix-Ins
14 oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles
2 cups corn, frozen & unthawed
2 cups Tex Mex or Colby Jacks cheese, shredded & divided
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 cup cilantro, chopped & divided, or 2 tbsp dried
1. In a medium pot, combine lentils, chicken broth and salt. Bring to a boil on high, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 35 minutes. Do not drain excess liquid. Set aside. 2. Meanwhile, preheat large...
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Nutritions

Calories
737

Sodium
1122mg
46% DV

Fat
39g
60% DV

Protein
34g
69% DV

Carbs
13g
4% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV