Chicken Chilaquiles

Chicken Chilaquiles

Ok.

I start a lot of posts that way, don’t I?

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  • I start a lot of posts that way, don’t I?
  • And when HE has something that he thinks I should hear and comprehend, starts his off with, “Let me tell you something” or “Tell you what,…”
  • I think that maybe sometimes I don’t know how to start off these posts and that’s why I start with “Ok”.
  • It seems like a very good place to start.  “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.”
  • Sorry, now you’re going to have this
  • stuck in your head for the rest of the day/afternoon/night.  I was just going to post the song, but then I figured this’d be more fun to watch.
  • I would SO want to do this one day, just start dancing in a public place with a whole bunch of people even though I can’t dance for diddly.
  • When the tv show ‘Fame’ was on (yes, I suppose I’m dating myself) I SO wanted to go to that school in New York so that I could dance and sing in the cafeteria at lunchtime.
  • sigh  That would’ve been so awesome!
  • “FAME, I’m gonna live forever!  I’m gonna learn how to fly – HIGH!”
  • No, I won’t post another video, though I’m SSSOOOOO tempted!!
  • Ok, here you go…you don’t have to watch it if you don’t want to.  I just can’t help myself.  I know this is a food blog, but we have to have SOME fun around here, right?
  • Ok, seriously, I’m done.  No more videos. I’ll get back on topic.
  • Topic, topic, topic…
  • Oh yeah, a recipe!
  • I haven’t posted in a few days because I had a 2 day debilitating, and when I say debilitating, I do mean, DEBILITATING, migraine.  It was pretty darn awful.  Really.
  • All I wanted to do was crawl under a rock and die.
  • It was that bad.
  • I woke up yesterday morning, and thinking, “Oh wow!  It’s gone!  It’s completely gone!!  HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!”
  • I felt like embracing the WORLD!!!!
  • Hugging everyone, and kissing the animals!!!!
  • You don’t realize how much you take your health for granted until something happens to completely alter your life.
  • And this was just a headache!
  • I can’t possibly imagine how friends and family members, including my mother, dealt with or are dealing with a diagnosis of cancer or other life changing health issue.
  • If any of you are going through something like this, you have my prayers that you will be completely be surrounded by love and support and that you will find moments of peace and beauty in the world around you during your struggle.
  • I love you and there are also many other people who do, too.
  • This is one of my favorite recipes because it is easy and just tastes so doggone good.  I usually make it when I’m needing to use up that leftover rotisserie chicken or a roast chicken I’ve cooked at home. Even though we’re a family of 5, we typically have a good 1/2 to 3/4 of the bird remaining from the first sitting and I love it when I get two meals out of those birds!
  • I adapted this recipe from my Everyday Food Cookbook- Great Food Fast, p.44; author, Martha Stewart; publisher, Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
  • Chicken Chilaquiles – serves 4
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 14.5 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced small
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small roasted chicken or rotisserie chicken, skinned and shredded (about 4 cups) with carcass discarded
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed cilantro, chopped
  • 4 cups tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup crumbled herbed feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (optional)
  • Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add oil and garlic.  Saute until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, diced jalapeno, and water.  Bring to boil and season with salt and pepper.
Read the whole recipe on 365 Days of Baking