This was a good recipe, but I feel like the chicken probably should have some sort of seasoning prior to cooking. It wasn't as bland as I expected, probably thanks to the enchilada sauce, but it certainly could use a little something. I would think even a little packaged taco seasoning would be good. But it really is a good recipe as is, especially if you have kids that don't care if something is not as seasoned as we adults would prefer.
Mexican Chicken Casserole
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- Calories: 369
- Calories from fat: 28%
- Fat: 11.4g
- Saturated fat: 5g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.8g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
- Protein: 35.6g
- Carbohydrate: 31.3g
- Fiber: 3g
- Cholesterol: 79mg
- Iron: 2.4mg
- Sodium: 479mg
- Calcium: 360mg
- 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- 2 (4.5-ounce) cans chopped green chiles, divided
- 1 3/4 pounds skinned, boned chicken breasts
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup evaporated skim milk
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1/4 cup (2 ounces) tub-style light cream cheese
- 1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce
- 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
- Cooking spray
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat extra-sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 ounce tortilla chips, crushed (about 6 chips)
- Combine broth and 1 can of chiles in a large skillet; bring to a boil. Add chicken; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until chicken is done, turning chicken once. Remove chicken from cooking liquid, reserving cooking liquid; cool chicken. Shred meat with two forks, and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 can of chiles and onion; sauté 3 minutes or until soft. Add reserved cooking liquid, milk, Monterey Jack, cream cheese, and enchilada sauce; stir well. Stir in shredded chicken; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Place 4 tortillas in the bottom of a 2-quart casserole coated with cooking spray. Spoon 2 cups chicken mixture over tortillas. Repeat layers twice, ending with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and chips. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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