By French Tart on January 11, 2010
Photo by French Tart
Photo by French Tart
"This recipe was made from leftovers and has been requested again ALREADY by Malcolm, my husband! Cooked chicken is mixed with smoky, hot chorizo sausage and folded through a chipotle chilli tomato sauce..........sounds too hot?! I then added some sweet corn, sour cream and a jar of mild salsa to calm it down a bit, but please DO use hot salsa if you like a little spice in your life! I topped this with a dollop of sour cream and dressed it with chopped jalapeno peppers, parsley and a little chopped coriander (cilantro) for a perfect cold weather lunch. I devised this recipe especially for the Two for One Leftovers event in the Cooking Photo's Forum. Please adjust the chilli powder to your own requirements. I like spicy food but Malcolm does not, so I topped mine with loads of chopped jalapeno peppers and a sprinkling of chipotle chilli powder!! NB: I used Spanish chorizo sausage, which is cured; if you are using fresh chorizo sausage, it needs to be browned beforehand.(I made this original recipe with leftovers from KissKiss's Garlic Roast Chicken (Barefoot Contessa). However, ANY cooked chicken will do for this!) NOTE on adding water to salsa: My salsa was VERY thick and adding the water made it much better when baked; if your salsa is a very runny one already, do not add the water!"
Serving Size: 1 (529 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"The flavor on this was EXCELLENT - but adding the water to the salsa mixture made it like soup - the result was soggy tortillas and a weird mouth feel. Next time I dont think I'll add the water to the salsa.... Other than that it was fabulous!"
"A great recipe ... used the Mexican chorizo and everything according to the recipe. It turned out perfect. And for those who mentioned soggy tortillas. Please be sure to read the intro which stated that her salsa was very thick. My salsa was average and I did not use the water and it turned out wonderful. I forgot to review this before but I'm making it again this week for a Lady I cook for and I know she will love it. She loves Mexican food. I served it with a small green salad tossed with black beans, cilantro, cucumber, and a light lime vinaigrette.
It is a wonderful dish. I also added some diced avocado just as a side, it could be a garnish or just a nice side. Very simple.
"When I made this I bought all of the ingredients from my local mexican produce store..It was the best idea ever!!!! Usually when I make casseroles there are leftovers but with this there was nothing left. I bought the chorizo in sausage form but took it out of its casing. I really think that by doing this it added so much extra flavor to the meat."
"Had some left over smoked chicken from the previous evening and was looking for a fun twist to use it again. This was a fantastic recipe and both my 23 year old son and my husband thought it was FANTASTIC!!! as did I!! thanks for the recipe"
"I too altered the recipe slightly by using ground Chorizo, omitting the water, and using corn tortillas in place of the flour ones. It has become a family favorite of ours. Thanks French Tart for the recipe."
"We altered this recipe very slightly by using ground Chorizo instead of links & did not use the water. That was the only change. My BH loved it, I personally feel that it would have been better if the chicken was grilled, then shredded and then sauteed in the spices for a bit to enhance the flavors. We used a salad of shredded lettuce with the guacamole', sour cream, a little extra cold salsa on the side and it added to the casserole."
"The overall taste was very good, but I, too, had a problem with soggy tortillas. I will try making this again, but will probably omit the water altogether."
"I have been looking for a new recipe to use left over chicken and the picture looked so good that I had to check it out. The recipe sounds GREAT and I can't wait to try it. My only problrm is I have no way to get the chorizo sausage, I can try with hot Italian sausage. Also my husband doen't like hot, so I will probably top mine with jalapeno peppers. Looking forward to this."
"WOW!!!! i know, i know. ive been outta the game for a while but to come back to this!!! AMAZING!!!! my B/F and Daughter loved this SO MUCH! (of course for the lil one had to tone down the spicy) oh man, just thinkin of this a day later made my mouth water!!! keep it up woman!!"
"This was awesome! My husband already wants me to make this again. The only thing I changed was using corn tortillas (husband is allergic to wheat) and I added sliced avacado on top with the sour cream and cilantro. Awesome!!"