Veggie & Chicken Casserole

Our 100th post - crazy! We've definitely loved making all of these recipes and getting to see everyone else's awesome creations too! Hopefully there will be lots more to come :)

So last night I was feeling really tired and really didn't want to go to the store. I decided to try and make up my own dish (usually I'm more of a recipe follower or tweaker, but wanna be more of a creater one of these days :). I used what we had in the fridge and cabinets to make a simple casserole. It turned out pretty well & is super easy! I did bake it on 325F, which made it take about an hour to cook. Next time I'll probably turn it up to 350 or so to make it a bit quicker. I also used some herb flavored gouda from Trader Joe's (not listed in ingredients below) to sprinkle on top since we had it in the fridge. Feel free to use/substitute any cheese! With all of the veggies, I think it'd make a great vegetarian recipe if you just omit the chicken. We served it with a quick spinach salad topped with mushrooms, shredded carrots, bean sprouts, cilantro & cheese.


  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (I used fire-roasted for more kick)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Red pepper flakes, to sprinkle (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Layer bottom of a 9x11 casserole dish with chicken.
  3. Top with all veggies, then rice. Pour tomatoes over top. Sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes covered, then 15 minutes uncovered until cheese is bubbly.
  5. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes (if desired) & serve!


Hannah said...

This does look easy! Something I could definitely handle, I will be making it soon!

Heather S-G said...

Sounds delish...herb-flavored gouda, oh my! Yum :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

Congrats on reaching your 100th post!!

Keep on coking.

Anonymous said...

casserole is the ultimate comfort and easy-to-fix food! yours look SO good!
and happy 100th post!!

Selba said...

Wow... very beautiful food pictures in this blog :)

Sharon said...

Happy 100th post! I've never seen a casserole that looked so fancy.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Happy 100th post - wow, that's a lot.
The casserole is gorgeous and needs a fancy name. Definitely not your ordinary casserole.

Dewi said...

Happy 100 posts, wow congratulation J&M!
What a great and delicious casserole you have here.

Leslie said...

Congrats on your 100th post

Kerstin said...

Congrats on 100 posts!!

What a flavorful casserole - I love all the veggies in it!

Unknown said...

Happy 100th post! This really does sound tasty, especially with that gouda! :)

Lexie said...

This dish sounds delicious! Congratulations on you 100th post...keep them coming :)

Donna-FFW said...

Congrats on your 100th post. What a delicious casserole dish to make. Simple, and tasty!

Mary Bergfeld said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. It is a blogging milestone. Your photos are gorgeous and I'll wager the casserole tastes as good as it looks.

grace said...

well that's just lovely, and completely worthy of acknowledging your milestone! my words of wisdom: stop coking, but keep on cooking. :) (sorry, peachkins, i couldn't help myself...)

Sara said...

Happy 100th! This looks like a great casserole, I love it when impromptu dishes turn out to be delicious.

Heather said...

happy 100th!! this looks AMAZING!

Chef Fresco said...

Thanks everyone!! We'll keep on cookin :)

Culinary Wannabe said...

Yay! Congrats on the 100th milestone! You guys sure have made some amazing stuff, can't wait to see what else you come up with!

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