Chicken Enchilada Casserole
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- 2 cups diced cooked chicken breasts
- 1⁄4 cup sour cream
- 1⁄4 cup chunky salsa, thick and chunky variety
- 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
- 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained (I use low sodium variety)
- 1 cup hominy or 1 cup corn
- 1 (15 ounce) can enchilada sauce
- 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas
- 1⁄2 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded (divided)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Pour 1/2 of the can of enchilada sauce in the bottom of an 11 by 7 inch pan.
- Take 6 tortillas and tear or cut 4 of them in half, then dip all of the tortillas (cut and not cut) into the sauce, coating both sides. Arrange the 4 cut tortillas along the edges of the pan, so that the straight cut side faces to the outside, and layering them. Place the two whole tortillas in the center of the pan, to completely cover the bottom of the pan.
- Mix together the filling: Chicken, Sour Cream, Salsa, Diced Green Chiles, Pinto beans, Hominy (or corn).
- Spread half of the filling over the tortillas in the pan.
- Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cheese over the filling.
- Spread the rest of the filling over the cheese.
- Tear/cut 4 more tortillas in half and arrange around the edges. Place the last two tortillas over the top to completely cover the filling. Pour and spread the last half of the enchilada sauce over the top of the tortillas and sprinkle the last 1/4 cup of cheese over the top.
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.
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I reduced the recipe by half and made a few adjustments based on ingredients on hand. I used 1/2 a can of Rotel tomatoes, black beans and a mixture of shredded pepper jack and cheddar cheese. Even with half a recipe, I used the full amount of enchilada sauce plus I layered the first layers of tortillas a little heavy and needed 2 additional tortillas to cover the top. This makes a great casserole to throw together, refrigerate and slip into the oven after getting home. It cooks while you relax. Make a salad and dinner is on the table in no time.
I thought this was very tasty and I loved how simple it was. I made a couple minor changes: used homemade salsa (because I had some cherry tomatoes I needed to use) and flour tortillas (personal preference). Also used sharp cheddar cheese as I had it on hand. I think I might like to try it without the chicken but otherwise it was good. Served with some additional sour cream on top. Thanks for the recipe!