Chilaquiles with Chicken

"This casserole comes from the "Los Barrios Family Cookbook" and although it is tasty with just plain chicken, it is elevated to sublime using Canary Girl's Chicken Verde. Just make sure you drain any excess liquid off the chicken. Assemble the dish right before baking -- if you do it in advance, the sauce may make the tortilla strips soggy. You can buy green tomatillo sauce in cans, but I have also posted Los Barrios recipe."
 
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Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
6
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • To make the fried tortilla strips, slice corn tortillas into thin strips.
  • Fry in a large skillet of hot oil until light golden brown and crisp, watching carefully so they do not burn.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • To assemble the casserole, spread the corn strips on the bottom of a 9x13" baking dish.
  • Place the chicken on top and cover with the sauce, then top with cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through.
  • Spread the sour cream over the top of the casserole and serve.

Questions & Replies

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  1. andrew_gatto
    Can i make the tortilla strips with an air fryer?
     
  2. Scott H.
    How many tortillas are in two cups?
     
  3. jkcunn
    You posted, "You can buy green tomatillo sauce in cans, but I have also posted Los Barrios recipe." I can't find the post with the Los Barrios tomatillo sauce recipe. Can you please provide a link? Thanks.
     
  4. Suzykazoo
    Is the sour cream mixed with the salsa for the sauce? I didn’t see it in the recipe.
     
  5. kittychi
    Is green tomatillo sauce the same thing as green enchilada sauce or can I use enchilada sauce in place of it? thank you!
     
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Reviews

  1. ciao4293
    Moxie, incredible recipe! Incredible! My husband and I LOVED it! He actually said that it was "the single best thing I've ever made." Can you believe it? I've been cooking for him for 14 years, lol! I had to put it away to stop him from eating the whole pan. I did as you suggested and elevated it to sublime using canarygirl's chicken verde, recipe #32918. This os so esay to make, but the flavor is outstanding. Next time, (and there will be many, many more times making this) he was thinking I should try 2 layers. I guess he wants more of a good thing, lol! Thanks Mox, for sharing this recipe!
     
  2. Denise!
    My family loved this, Moxie! We really enjoy these types of casseroles, very comforting and this one has a nice spice from the tomatillo sauce and creaminess from the sour cream. I used a whole roasted chicken that I purchased at the local grocer and I really liked the roasted flavor it added and the ease of prep. Another keeper, thank you!
     
  3. atlfitgirl
    We loved this dish for our Mexican night with refried beans and rice... My BF loves Mexican food b/c it's his excuse to use LOTS of sour cream so I figured he would love this recipe... I was getting tired of beef soft tacos ( his fave) but really wanted something with lots of spice. I also used Recipe #32918 for the chicken. It really made the casserole outstanding. I could not find any green tomatillo sauce in cans so I made up a batch of my own tomatillo chile salsa instead. I also had to substitute some oaxaca and monterrey jack for the chihuahua cheese since my store was out. Since I was cooking for only 2, I used a square 9x9" baking dish and just cut down on all the ingredients slightly. Flavors were bright and spicy...not too heavy at all...and so easy to put together. Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. Sachin S.
    thanks for the recipe,
     
  5. Tunnia
    This recipe was fantastic! My entire family loved it. I used some seasoned pork I had left over from making tamales in place of the chicken and I used pepper jack cheese because that's what I had on hand. My family has already requested that I make this dish again soon.
     
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  1. Lord Nazaire F.
    it is so good
     
  2. justbeadhappy
    So delicious! We like to put a pan of crispy tortilla chips (store bought) dipped in warm tomatillo sauce and topped with shredded cheese in the oven for the last 5-10 minutes as a 'side' dish. (la Costena or Herdez make a great ready-made tomatillo sauce)
     
  3. Tunnia
    This recipe was fantastic! My entire family loved it. I used some seasoned pork I had left over from making tamales in place of the chicken and I used pepper jack cheese because that's what I had on hand. My family has already requested that I make this dish again soon.
     
  4. atlfitgirl
    We loved this dish for our Mexican night with refried beans and rice... My BF loves Mexican food b/c it's his excuse to use LOTS of sour cream so I figured he would love this recipe... I was getting tired of beef soft tacos ( his fave) but really wanted something with lots of spice. I also used Recipe #32918 for the chicken. It really made the casserole outstanding. I could not find any green tomatillo sauce in cans so I made up a batch of my own tomatillo chile salsa instead. I also had to substitute some oaxaca and monterrey jack for the chihuahua cheese since my store was out. Since I was cooking for only 2, I used a square 9x9" baking dish and just cut down on all the ingredients slightly. Flavors were bright and spicy...not too heavy at all...and so easy to put together. Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. cbw8915
    Very easy to make and very tasty! I used CG's Chicken Verde as suggested-yum! I also used flour tortillas instead of corn (I don't really care for the corn tortillas), but they were a little soggy-obviously my own fault. It was still very good though! Thanks for a great recipe, Moxie!
     

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I am living with the most wonderful boyfriend in the world in his 150 year old farmhouse. I also have a most fabulous 16-year old son! I love to cook - it's a major stress reliever for me and I thoroughly enjoy the reaction of others when they like my dishes! My other passion is sailing - BF and I plan to take off from Oregon toward the South Pacific in a couple years to live on his boat.
 
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