The Kid is a big fan of casseroles…my mom makes his favorite one and I plan to get that recipe while we’re there this weekend. I’ll share it next week!

After perusing Pinterest for easy casserole ideas, I came across this one…
Southwestern Casserole
Looks simple and delicious! Click HERE for the original recipe… I made it a little differently.

Here’s my version…
Southwestern Casserole

Kraft Southwest Three Cheese Fresh Take breadcrumb mix
2 cups instant brown rice
2 large cans chicken chunks, drained well
1/2 can whole kernel sweet corn
1 1/2 cups shredded Triple Cheddar
Tortilla strips salad toppers
Ranch Dressing
9×9 casserole dish

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cook instant brown rice according to package directions and set aside.
Use breadcrumb mix according to package directions to coat drained chicken chunks.
Place chicken on a greased baking pan and bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.
Southwestern Casserole
While chicken is baking, spread the cooked brown rice on a greased 9×9 inch baking dish.
Layer the 1/2 can whole kernel sweet corn over the rice.
Southwestern Casserole
Top casserole with the baked coated chicken chunks.
Sprinkle shredded cheddar over the top.
Southwestern Casserole
Lower oven temperature to 325 and bake for 25 more minutes.
Southwestern Casserole
Drizzle with ranch dressing and tortilla strips.
Southwestern Casserole
Serve and enjoy!
Southwestern Casserole
I really liked this dish.  It was easy to make and the ingredients were pretty inexpensive.  Try it and let me know if your family enjoyed it!

Until next time…
Happy Blogging!