Microwave Southwest Chicken Casserole

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Prep Time: 15 minute
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Yields: 4 servings

A delicious chicken casserole full of southwest flavor that can be made in the microwave.

Potatoes are naturally gluten-free. To ensure this dish is too, check the label and skip or substitute ingredients marked with a (*).


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 large tomato, diced (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour*
  • 2 tsp chili powder*
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder*
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 lb Yellow potatoes (about 4 medium), thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar* cheese


1) Mix the chicken, tomatoes, flour, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in an 8-inch square microwave-safe baking dish until the chicken strips are well coated.

2) Lay the sliced potatoes over the chicken mixture in a single layer, leaving no gaps or holes.

3) Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the potatoes. Cover with a lid or seal with plastic wrap.

4) Microwave on high for 16 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork and the chicken is cooked through.

Let stand for 2 minutes, then use oven mitts or hot pads to transfer the baking dish from the microwave; use tongs to peel back any plastic wrap.

Adapted from Potato Goodness Unearthed


Calories: 295

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 70mg

Sodium: 518mg

Vitamin C: 25mg

Carbohydrates: 30g

Fiber: 3g

Protein: 35g

Potassium: 880mg

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