Chipotle Tortilla Casserole

"This is a recipe attributed to Rick Bayless, found inside the Tabasco sauce box. It's easy, fast & tasty - just right for a quick dinner on a busy day. Be sure to use thick tortilla chips unless you want them "melted" in the bottom of the dish; trust me, I tried it with regular chips! Another option would be - recipe #4378 . Note- Cook time does not include precooking the chicken. I used leftover deli rotisserie chicken."
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  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Arrange chips in bottom of 13 X 9 inch baking dish. Evenly spread shredded chicken on top.
  • In a food processor or blender, puree tomatoes then add the Tabasco sauce.
  • Heat oil in a large pan, add onion & saute until golden, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic & cook 1 minute more. Stir in the broth, tomatoes & salt. Heat to a boil then stir in cilantro.
  • Pour hot sauce over chicken & chips, coating evenly.
  • Sprinkle with cheese & bake for 15 minutes or till browned on top & bubbly.

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  1. Mysterygirl
    This was very tasty. DH & I love the Tabasco chipolte flavor. Thanks for posting.
  2. Debbie R.
    Absolutely yummy! I made this with the homemade tortilla chips referened in the column. They were great, as they baked up nice and chewy in the casserole. Since I can't eat tomato seeds, I used three cans of tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of stock. Next time, I will use 2 cans of tomato sauce and one cup of sauce. This dish was SO good. NOTE: This does not freeze and reheat well. It became kind of mushy. However, leftovers reheated before freezing were fine.


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