Mexican-Style Chicken

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This chicken casserole recipe, layered with tortilla strips, tomato sauce, chicken, and cheddar cheese, has the flavors of Mexico, enjoyed all over the world.

R036497
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • 2 10.75 ounce can reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup

  • 1 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained

  • ¾ cup chopped green sweet pepper

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 12 6-7 inch corn tortillas, cut into thin, bite-size strips

  • 3 cup cubed cooked chicken*

  • 1 8 ounce package (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese

  • Tomato slices (optional)

  • Sliced green onions (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine soup, tomatoes with chiles, sweet pepper, onion, chili powder, and black pepper; set aside.

  2. To assemble, sprinkle about one-third of the tortilla strips over the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking dish or 3-quart rectangular casserole. Layer half of the chicken over tortilla strips; spoon half of soup mixture on top. Sprinkle half of the cheese and another one-third of the tortilla strips over the soup mixture. Layer with remaining chicken, soup mixture, and tortilla strips.

  3. Bake, uncovered, in 350 degree F oven about 45 minutes or until bubbly around edges and center is hot. Remove from oven; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. If desired, top with sliced tomatoes and green onions. Makes 8 servings.

To Tote:

Cover tightly after sprinkling with cheese. Transport in an insulated carrier. If desired, trasnport tomatoes and green onions in an insulated cooler with ice packs.

*

About 1 pound boneless chicken breasts will yield 3 cups cubed cooked chicken; 1/2 pound yields about 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken

For 4 Servings:

Prepare using method above, except assemble in an ungreased 2-quart square baking dish. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven about 35 minutes or until bubbly around edges and center is hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

380 Calories
16g Fat
33g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 702mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 13.6mg 68%
Calcium 272.6mg 21%
Iron 3.4mg 19%
Potassium 538mg 11%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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