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One Pot Mexican Chicken Rice Casserole - This chicken Mexican rice casserole uses sweet potato for extra creaminess! It's a healthy, protein packed, 8 ingredient dinner for busy weeknights that is only 330 calories! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

Chicken Mexican Rice Casserole

Prep time does not include baking a sweet potato.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 333kcal


  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Extra-lean ground turkey (or chicken)
  • 2 1/2 Cups Reduced-sodium Chicken broth
  • 1 Cup Brown Rice
  • 1 Cup Mashed sweet potato (from a medium baked potato)
  • 3/4 Cup Salsa, of choice
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 4 Cups Fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • Cilantro, for garnish


  • Heat the olive oil on medium heat in a large, oven-safe skillet. Add in the turkey and cook, breaking into small pieces, until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the chicken broth, rice, sweet potato, salsa, salt and pepper until well combined.  Turn the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, boil for 2 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet and cook until the water is absorbed and rice is tender, about 1 hour.
  • Stir in the spinach, cover and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes.  Sprinkle the cheese on top, cover, and cook and additional 1-2 minutes until melted.
  • Garnish with cilantro and DEVOUR


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.7g | Protein: 34.4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 58.1mg | Sodium: 1038mg | Potassium: 864mg | Fiber: 4.4g | Sugar: 5.5g | Vitamin A: 16120IU | Vitamin C: 35.3mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 3.5mg