Wild Chicken Fiesta

Cyndi Winsor, Duluth, GA
2019 wild rice recipe contest finalist

    1 small red onion, chopped
    1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
    2 zucchinis, chopped
    2 tbsp butter with canola oil
    2 cups diced Just BARE® Deli Rotisserie Chicken - Original Flavor
    1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
    3 cups cooked wild rice
    ½ pint cherry tomatoes, halved
    2/3 cup Crystal Farms® Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, divided
    ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
    2 oz Crystal Farms® Original Cream Cheese, melted
    1 tbsp chili seasoning
    2 tsp each: salt, garlic powder, and ground cumin
    1 tsp ground black pepper
    ½ tsp cayenne pepper
    canola cooking spray
    1 avocado, sliced, garnish
    ¼ cup chopped cilantro, garnish

Preheat oven to 350F. In large skillet, sauté onion, bell pepper, and zucchini in butter until tender; set aside. In large bowl, combine chicken, beans, wild rice, tomatoes, 1/3 cup cheese, and veggies. In small bowl, mix yogurt, cream cheese, and seasonings. Add to chicken mixture; combine. Prepare 9x13" pan with cooking spray. Transfer mixture to pan; spread evenly. Top with remaining cheese; bake 20 minutes. Garnish.

8 servings

Recipe compliments of the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council

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