Chicken Chilaquiles

  • Ashley22 Posted: 03/31/09
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    This recipe is very good. I took the advice of someone else and added 1 tsp. both cumin and corriander and 1/8 tsp ground red pepper to the chicken... which made it nice and spicy! I also added one jar red tomatoes with jalopenos and 1/2 pd tomatillos (no chiles though). The sauce dried but was still excellent... maybe add 2 cans tomatoes? And I didn't have the 11x7 dish, so I used 8x8 for 20 mins. Perfect!

  • partythesue Posted: 01/16/10
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    My son loves this dish. It isn't anything fancy, just good and easy to fix. I have made it as written but sometimes I add extra cheese and increase the sauce a bit.

  • nyca5124 Posted: 03/22/09
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    We really liked this recipe. I roasted chicken breasts and used salsa verde. Next time I think I'll slice the tortillas before I put them in the dish-- it was a little hard to break them up. I will definitely make this again.

  • RBN1122 Posted: 06/25/10
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    This recipe tastes like a mexican lasagna. I served this with light sour cream. I used flour tortillas because I couldnt find corn tortillas, which were alittle soggy day 2, but still great. My husband couldn't wait for the leftovers. If you assemble ahead of time and then put in the fridge, it needs about an hour to heat up.

  • MTN326 Posted: 08/21/10
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    Good flavors which I enhanced a little as recommended. Exellent use of left over roast chicken--just spice the meat up a little to get the level of heat you want. Served with lime-cilantro slaw which is not in this data base--I will add it.

  • Mekidu89 Posted: 02/08/09
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    This is a family favorite. I have probably made it monthly over the last year. It is absolutely delicious! I always serve it with the cilantro lime cole slaw. Yum! I have made it with both canned and fresh tomatillos. If you use fresh, the flavor is more intense (in a good way) but you need to add a little more liquid to the sauce.

  • ViennaVAfoodie Posted: 05/07/10
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    Cinco de Delicioso! We made this for Cinco de Mayo and it was so delicious. Like other reviewers we used skim milk instead of 1%. Also my grocery sucks and they didn't have canned tomatillos so I bought salsa verde and added that to the mix. We will definitely make this again!

  • jdleff Posted: 04/19/10
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    Excellent! My 9 year old and husband gobbled it up and both went back for seconds. Pretty quick to pull together with a food processor. Made it ahead without the sauce, then popped it in the oven and dinner was ready in 20 minutes. Great!

  • rdubovsky Posted: 06/17/10
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    This was great and everyone had seconds. Very fresh tasting. I wouldn't serve it for a special occasion, but it makes an outstanding family meal. I couldn't find canned tomatillos or cheese with jalapenos, so I subbed about a cup of fresh chopped tomatillos and added one fresh jalapenos to the cheese. I'm not sure how necessary it was to heat the tortillas before assembling. Next time I will try adding them cold. I also used skim milk instead of 1% because that's what we have in the house.

  • tkobrien17 Posted: 11/18/09
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    Quick, simple and GOOD! The only thing I would do different is to put a bit of sauce in with the chicken (the middle layer)... and maybe use green chilies with a little more heat.

  • mjmayinsf Posted: 12/27/10
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    Tasty. Couldn't find tomatillos, so I used a bottled tomatillo salsa instead and it worked great!

  • ESmith6 Posted: 07/25/10
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    This was delicious. I used hot Mexican chili powder and cumin in the chicken. And I used almond milk since that's what we drink and fresh tomatillos instead of canned. I will definitely make it again.

  • epestrad Posted: 03/16/11
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    Super yummy recipe! We will definitely make it again. The store did not have canned tomatillos so we used tomatillo salsa and it turned out great (although the substitution may have made it a tad spicier).

  • mariah9999 Posted: 04/17/11
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    These are so yummy! Easy recipe that delivers every time. One of my go-to favorites.

  • cookfromsocal Posted: 11/17/11
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    These were a little dry so we added salsa but might have been the corn tortillas. Was very easy to put together. I didn't have rotisserie chicken so boiled some chicken breasts. Overall, pretty good and will fix again.

  • Schmatterson8 Posted: 04/01/12
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    Delicious! I made using the recipe as it was listed in the magazine, and I think I would take the advice of others and add some additional spice next time. My husband and I loved the flavor overall - we just wanted a little more heat. I might also add a little more cheese on top next time. Very easy, tasty, and great for leftovers!

  • elizabethnola Posted: 06/29/12
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    Love this one!! I make it often with just a little cayenne added to add heat.

  • daneanp Posted: 01/13/13
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    Very good - hits the spot when you are craving Mexican food but can't afford the fat and calories. It is also very filling. I think it could be spiced up a little more by adding some jalapeno in with the tomatillos. Served along side sliced avocado and tomato. Added a tablespoon of light sour cream on top. DH added some salsa. Definitely a keeper.

  • Jazzy1 Posted: 05/26/12
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    Followed the recipe exactly. Had just the right amount of spice for my palate, since I am not a fan of really spicy food. I did find the finished product a little dry. I will add some sals or salsa verde to the leftovers.

  • auntleelee Posted: 03/13/13
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    I had to substitute La Costena verde salsa for the tomatillos, but I still blended in the cilantro and chiles (and used fat free milk). The verde salsa adds lots of spice,..but my family loves spicy! This is definitely a keeper!!! *I also didn't read and ended up mixing my salsa verde mixture to my chicken mixture before layering....so I just mixed up some of the salsa verde with some ff milk for the bottom of pan and to top off the dish...ended up using approx. 3/4 of the bottle of salsa verde for the whole casserole. Found it to be perfect in our opinion. (also omitted salt due to it already being in the bottle of verde salsa )

  • CynthiaDouglas Posted: 06/25/12
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    I love this recipe. Gluten free, and makes great leftovers. I do up the spice, though!

  • K9andCat Posted: 02/22/13
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    My husband loved this. He couldn't quit raving while he was going back for seconds. I would like a little more spice in mine as others have said. It was very easy to make and great for a work night when I don't have a lot of time.

  • Beccaroo73 Posted: 06/04/14
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    This was fairly quick and easy, and good spicy flavor!! Like many others, I used salsa verde instead of canned tomatillos, and so I think that upped the spice level considerable (I did not use jalapeno jack cheese). I made the full recipe and found that it easily serves 6--4 servings would have been way too filling. One other note--when I make again, I will only make enough for us to eat that day, as I'm finding the leftovers to be a big soggy and lackluster.

  • TCUnurse Posted: 12/20/13
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    could not find tomatillos - used salsa verde in place and added red pepper for added spice. Served with guacamole and sliced tomato for garnish

  • gzwaagstra Posted: 10/12/13
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    I've made this recipe before, has really good flavor even though mild. I made it last nite and realized that I didn't have a couple of the ingredients and so improvised. I used diced tomatoes with green chilies in place of the tomatilloes, diced jalapenos in place of diced green chilies, and Chipotle cheddar in place of the Monterrey Jack w/ jalapenos. Definitely added more kick, but tasty. This shows 4 servings, which are huge. I would change it to 6-8 servings.

  • TessaMBajema Posted: 11/03/13
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    This was a great dish! Nice and light with a kick. Next time I will make twice as much, or possibly double the layers, it only fed my hubby and I twice.

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