chicken enchilada casserole, version 1

i love making chicken enchilada casserole because it tastes pretty much like a chicken enchilada but it's half the work. here is one version, i'll post the other another time. so let's get started. you'll need a package of chicken strips (or 2 chicken breasts), 1 can cream of chicken soup, 8 oz. sour cream, small can of diced green chiles, 6 or 7 corn tortillas, and a cup of grated cheese.
start by boiling your chicken for 30 minutes or until no longer pink. then in a medium saucepan, add your sour cream,

cream of chicken soup,
1/3 can of water,
and green chiles.
turn heat to medium-high, and stir until well-combined and bubbly.
spray a square pan with pam, then pour in 2/3 of your sauce.
about that much.
next, tear your tortillas into bite-size pieces.
like this:
next comes the chicken. this is where strips are easier, but it doesn't really matter. just tear up the chicken and layer on top of the tortillas.
like so.

now pour on your grated cheddar cheese.
and last, add the remaining sauce on top.
spread out evenly, and bake in a 350* oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly. make sure it's bubbly though, because this meal is NOT good cold in the center (which has actually happened before).
and...how anticlimactic. i forgot to take a picture of it finished. ah well. it's still good.

this is a quick and easy chicken enchilada. yum!

sharon's chicken enchilada casserole

a package of chicken strips (or 2 chicken breasts)
1 can cream of chicken soup
8 oz. sour cream
small can of diced green chiles
6 or 7 corn tortillas
1 cup of grated cheese

boil the chicken until no longer pink (about 30 minutes). in a medium saucepan, combine the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, green chiles, and 1/3 of a can of water. mix well and heat until slightly bubble. pour 2/3 of the sauce on the bottom of a square pan. layer the tortillas on top (torn into bite size pieces). then add the chicken (shredded). next comes the cheese, and the rest of the sauce. cook at 350* for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly


ellen said...

interesting, different than how I make it

emily said...

yep, this was in mom's cookbook right next to the regular recipe, and it's better than the other one, i think.

Anonymous said...

This is just the recipe I was looking for. Easy and delicious and perfect for a potluck. Thanks!