Earlier in the week, Sarah asked for protein suggestions, and I was reminded of one of my new quick dinner favorites! During the week, we usually cook up a big pot of brown rice and roast a whole chicken, for “ready made” ingredients to add to meals/snacks during the week.
Peanut Apple Chicken Casserole2 cups cooked Brown Rice2 cups cooked Chicken, diced1 large sweet Apple (such as Gala), thinly sliced2-3 Tbls diced Red Onion1 recipe of prepared Peanut Sauce (about 3/4 cup)5 slices Monterey Jack Cheese1 Tbl. dried BasilPlace rice in the bottom of a 9×9″ baking dish. Layer chicken and onions on top of rice. Lay apple slices on top. Cover the top of the casserole with cheese slices, and pour peanut sauce over all. Sprinkle dried basil on top. Bake at 350*F for 20 min, until apples are slightly softened, cheese is melted, and casserole is heated through.