Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is an old favorite of ours. I use it for ladies' luncheons, and family meals or family gatherings. Very useful and versatile. It is good made with leftover Thanksgiving turkey or with poached or deli chicken meat. I usually like to add a larger can of diced green chilies (7 ounces). I do not butter my tortillas in order to lower the fat content and the resuts are just as satisfactory. However that step was part of the original recipe so I have left it in, listing it as optional. The recipe came from BH&G.
- 4 cups diced cooked turkey or 4 cups chicken
- 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies (to taste)
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 (10 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
- 9 corn tortillas
- 4 tablespoons softened butter (optional)
- 1 lb sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 cup chicken broth, regular strength
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine turkey (or chicken) meat, chilies, onion, and soup.
- If desired, spread tortillas with butter. Cut each tortilla in half and arrange 6 halves over bottom of a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
- Spread a third of the turkey mixture over tortillas, top with a third of the cheese. Reapeat layers of tortillas, turkey, and cheese two more times. Carefully pour the chicken broth over all.
- Cover and bake for 25-30 minutes or until heated throughout and bubbly. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.
- Cut in squares with sharp knife and use a spatula to remove each serving.
There are many versions of this wonderful dish. I was intrigued by pouring the water over all. This produced a very creamy casserole. My serving yield was more on the lines of 6 to 8 instead of the 12 indicated. Served this was a green salad for a complete meal. Made and enjoyed for *Diabetic Awareness Tag*