Chicken Chilaquiles

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Make this Southwestern chicken favorite for a festive dinner. Chilaquiles mimic a traditional casserole by layering ingredients. For even heat, add 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper to the tomatillo mixture.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 347
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 10.9 g
Satfat 4.5 g
Monofat 2.9 g
Polyfat 1.9 g
Protein 30.9 g
Carbohydrate 33.3 g
Fiber 5.9 g
Cholesterol 79 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 560 mg
Calcium 272 mg

Ingredients

2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers, divided
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 (11-ounce) can tomatillos, drained
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
Cooking spray

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine chicken, green onions, 1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, Parmesan, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Place milk and next 3 ingredients (through chiles) in a food processor or blender; process until smooth.

Heat tortillas according to package directions. Pour 1/3 cup tomatillo mixture into bottom of an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 4 corn tortillas in dish, and top with half of chicken mixture. Repeat layer with remaining tortillas and chicken mixture, ending with tortillas.

Pour remaining 1 1/2 cups tomatillo mixture over tortillas; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Note:

Barbara Lauterbach,

July 2007