Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Chicken Tortilla Casserole

span style="color: #ffffcc; font-size: normal;"./spanbr /span style="font-size: normal;"br //spanbr /span style="font-size: normal;"I apologize for being away so long. Admittedly, after Thanksgiving I wasn't cooking anything worth blogging. I span style="font-style: italic;"was/span cooking -- I had a houseful to cook for on Friday and Saturday, but nothing new. And I'm feeling sort of ho-hum about all things in the kitchen right now, but I guess that happens after a big feast.br /br /I do have a recipe from before Thanksgiving to post, however. I saw this a href="http://annies-eats.com/2009/11/19/chicken-tortilla-casserole/"Mexican Chicken Casserole/a at a href="http://annies-eats.com/"Annie's Eats./a My kids are all over anything Mexican, so I knew this would be a hit. The flavors and textures were very similar to a href="http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chilaquiles-II/Detail.aspx"span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLINGERROR0"Chilaquiles/span/a, which we all enjoy, but the recipe was so much easier since you start with chips instead of soft corn tortillas -- the frying part is already done. I made a few changes, to accommodate the pantry items and chicken I had on-hand, but it was pretty close to the original recipe. My version is below. Go to the link above for the original. This recipe would be good made with black beans, also -- either with or without the chicken. You could just keep these ingredients on-hand all the time for a quick, delicious supper.br /br /br /a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/sGeyduGngfo/SxUkUHeNu0I/AAAAAAAAHO4/M3vLzbloobY/s1600/DSC00071.JPG"img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGERPHOTOID5410270455377279810" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/sGeyduGngfo/SxUkUHeNu0I/AAAAAAAAHO4/M3vLzbloobY/s400/DSC00071.JPG" style="cursor: pointer; display: block; height: 262px; margin: 0px auto 10px; text-align: center; width: 400px;" //a/spanbr /span style="font-size: normal;"br //spanbr /div style="text-align: center;"span style="font-size: normal;"span style="font-weight: bold;"Chicken Tortilla Casserolebr //spanspan style="font-style: italic;"serves 6/spanspan style="font-weight: bold;"br /br //span2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (span style="font-style: italic;"I used bone-in breasts, baked in the oven, but you could poach also/span)br /1 T. vegetable oilbr /1/4 c. minced red onionbr /2 cloves garlic, mincedbr /1-2 T. minced span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLINGERROR1"chipotle/span peppers in span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLINGERROR2"adobo/span saucebr /1¾ c. chicken brothbr /5 c. tortilla chips, broken into large piecesbr /1 can span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLINGERROR3"Rotel/span tomatoes and chilies, drainedbr /4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shreddedbr /2 T. chopped fresh cilantro (I would add this if I had it on-hand, but wouldn't buy it just for this dish)/span /divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-size: normal;"br /Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a 10-12 inch oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until onion is tender -- do not brown. Add the span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLINGERROR_4"chipotle/span, /spanspan style="font-size: normal;"¼ teaspoon of salt, and chicken broth and bring to a simmer./span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-size: normal;"Stir in half of the tortilla chips and the shredded chicken and simmer on low for about 5 minutes, until chips are softened. Add the tomatoes, ½ cup of the shredded cheddar cheese, and 1 tablespoon of the cilantro. Stir in the other half of the tortilla chips until they are incorporated and moistened./span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-size: normal;"Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and place the pan under the broiler until the cheese is melted and browning, about 2-3 minutes. Top with remaining cilantro and serve./span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-size: normal;"br //span /divdiv style="text-align: left;"span style="font-size: normal;"a href="http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AafCGrHszwBMZGcyNzhwNjVfMzRmdG5nZzQ4NQ&hl=en"span style="color: #990000;"Printer version/span/abr //span/divspan style="font-size: normal;"Source: a href="http://annies-eats.com/2009/11/19/chicken-tortilla-casserole/"Annie's Eats/a/spanbr /span style="font-size: normal;"br //spanbr /span style="font-size: normal;"span style="color: #ffffcc;"./span/span

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