Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Corn & Chicken Tortilla Casserole

A friend gave us this meal after we came home with our daughter. They also gave us the recipe because she guaranteed that we'd want to make it again. I've made this meal for several people and it's always been a hit. You can't go wrong and it's SUPER easy...

*Serve this with spanish rice and Mexican Salad (recipe below).

Corn & Chicken Tortilla Casserole

1 pkg. taco seasoning
4 large chicken breasts, skinned & boned (or one whole rotisserie chicken**).
1 28 oz. can green enchilada sauce
1 10 oz. bag frozen corn
1 8 oz. tub sour cream
1 7 oz. can chopped green chiles
1 pkg. corn tortillas
1 pkg. shredded cheese, Mexican blend

- In large skillet cook chicken with taco seasonings and water (according to directions on packet). Tear chicken into bite-sized pieces as you cook (this gets the chicken moist and flavorful). Set aside.
**If using rotisserie chicken: Simply pull all the meat off the bone and remove the skin. Tear chicken into bite-sized pieces. Put into skillet with taco seasonings and water (according to directions on packet). Sautee until all the meat has absorbed the seasoning.

- Mix together enchilada sauce, frozen corn, sour cream, and chopped chiles in a bowl. Set aside.

- In a LARGE casserole dish or lasagna pan, assemble like a lasagna:
1.) sauce on bottom of casserole dish
2.) torn strips of corn torillas
3.) chicken
4.) tortillas
5.) Cheese
**Repeat! You should have about 3 layers, with cheese at the top.
**you can also use 2 small aluminum disposable pans. Freeze one for another time or give to a family.

Bake at 350º until bubbly (about 30-40 minutes).

Mexican Salad

I don't really measure anything, but you get the picture

Romaine lettuce, cut into big-bite sized pieces
tomatoes, cut up (as many as you like!)
red onion, cut into thin slices (as many as you like!)
1 can of black olives, drained
Shredded mexican blend cheese, enough to sprinkle
crushed up tortilla chips (as many as you like)
1 can of seasoned black beans
French dressing... yes... french dressing.

Toss it all up in a big salad bowl. It's hearty enough on it's own!

You might also like this chicken breast dinner or this chicken and stuffing dish.  I make them both about once every month or so.

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