Monday, February 14, 2011

Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Chicken Tortilla Casserole
Makes 6 Servings
Recipe from me! (so exciting to make one!)

1 pound chicken
1 package taco seasoning
9 small Mission flour tortillas
1 can spicy chili beans
1 can red enchilada sauce
½ cup fat-free sour cream
2 oz. Cabot 75% reduced fat cheddar
hot sauce (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. In a large skillet add chicken, taco seasoning and 1/4 cup water. Cook until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from pan, shred with two forks, then add back to pan and stir for 1-2 minutes until blended. Mix chicken with beans. In a bowl, mix enchilada sauce and sour cream. Spread ½ of the sour cream mixture onto the bottom of a rectangular casserole dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Tear up 3 tortillas and spread them over the sour cream mixture. Put ½ of the chicken mixture on top of it. Sprinkle on hot sauce. Add remaining layers as follows: 3 tortillas; sour cream mixture; 3 tortillas; chicken mixture; hot sauce. Sprinkle cheese over the top and place in oven uncovered for 25 minutes.

Nutritional Information: 388 calories, 46 carbs, 6 fat grams and 29 protein grams.

Review: Awesome! Austin liked this one more than the burrito casserole! I know! This one was great - super spicy - loved the hot sauce and the enchilada sauce and sour cream mixture was very good - kind of made a thick sauce that congealed well with the flour tortillas. We'll definitely have this one again - super easy. And the chicken was CRAZY easy (I tossed it and 2 more pounds of chicken in with the taco seasoning packs - now I have "mexican" chicken for this, tacos, salads, etc.). Great, easy recipe - so glad to have another solid mexican recipe!

whole pan!


Pam said...

Yum! This recipe is my kind of food.

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed you made this! GOOD JOB!

fittingbackin said...

Thanks, Pam - love it!

Lisa - haha me too! j/k I'm just so excited to be making my own now!!

Erin said...

That looks DELICIOUS! It's on my list to make this week for sure :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Hey Kel! I just made this for dinner (cant wait for it to get out of the oven), but I wanted to let you know you didnt say where to put the beans in the recipe! I improvised and stuck them in with the chicken, but you might want to edit and tell us how its done :) I will let you know how it turns out, it smells awesome!

fittingbackin said...

Oopsie! You're supposed to mix the chicken and beans so later when it references 'chicken mixture' it is those 2 mixed together! My bad - I added it above. Thank you for telling me - hope you guys like it!!!