Creamy Chicken and Chile Casserole
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- Ready In:
1 8x8 pan
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed (or ~ 6 chicken tenders)
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into cubes
- 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies
- 4 flour tortillas (soft taco size)
- 1 (10 ounce) can green enchilada sauce
- 8 ounces shredded cheese (I prefer pepper jack)
- 1 dash pepper
- 1 dash seasoning salt
- 1 dash garlic powder
- 1 dash chili powder
- Heat oven to 400°F.
- Cook chicken over medium-high heat until cooked through.
- Add seasonings to chicken while cooking.
- Add cream cheese and chilies.
- Cook and stir until blended.
- Arrange 2 tortillas on the bottom of a greased 8x8-inch pan (I cut the tortillas in half and put the straight edges along the edges of the pan, letting the tortillas over-lap).
- Sprinkle the tortillas with a small amount of the cheese.
- Pour the chicken mixture over the tortillas.
- Sprinkle small amount of cheese over chicken mixture.
- Arrange remaining tortillas on top.
- Pour enchilada sauce over top and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
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Great! My hubby gave it a 9.5!! He doesn't do "hot" and I had dressed it up.. I added some ground mixed red and black pepper, some chipolte pepper, salsa, dried onions, and garlic salt rather then powder..I chopped the tortillas into 2" triangles for ease in fitting them over the space. I used green pork enchilada sauce, and a mixture of mexican white shredded, cheddar and jack cheeses.. Also added a can of sliced olives to the chicken mixture.. Used whipped cream cheese to make it a tad lighter.. Will definately make again.
My family loved this. For me, it was a little too cheesy, and I think next time I'd use sour cream for part of the cream cheese. I loved how easy it was, and it was nice to have that enchilada flavor without taking the time to roll them up! We had this with Recipe #37638 and some black beans, and it was a nice quick and easy dinner.
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