New Mexico Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole
photo by KatrinaRadia
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 4 -6 pieces chicken
- 1 yellow onion
- 2 cups green chili peppers
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon garlic
- 1 (16 ounce) can tomatoes
- 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
- 1 -2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 9 -12 corn tortillas
- 1 roma tomato
- 1 cup lettuce
- 1⁄2 cup onion
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- 4 flour tortillas
- Prep 30 minutes bake 45 minutes, Homemade Chicken Stock 1 ½ hours You can make this stew and freeze it. Thaw, layer and bake, as Corn Tortillas don't freeze well in the dish, they become grainy.
- Use at least ½ Leftover Rotisserie Chicken/ Raw whole pieces / or breasts boiled in water to cover, until done and broth has a good color, I use my pasta cooker with strainer, but any large heavy pot will do.
- Drain, reserve liquid, set chicken aside to cool.
- Reduce the remaining broth to about 2 cups or so while chopping this stuff: boned and skinned chicken, ½ as much yellow onion as you have chicken, same amount of Green Chile as Chicken, hot medium or mild "as you like".
- Throw it all in the broth with Oregano, Cumin, chopped garlic, stewed Mexican or stewed tomatoes. Simmer til onion is soft, if it’s watery stir about ¼ cup cornstarch into some cold water or cooled broth, then add back into the stew to thicken.
- Taste and add salt til it is yummy.
- Once the stew is a satisfying thickness you can layer * using shredded sharp cheddar cheese, White/Yellow corn tortillas/and any stale taco shells you might have. Finish with Cheese and bake at 350 until bubbly and done. Let it rest for 20 minutes to firm up before serving.
- *If you just want some awesome green Chile Stew, add par boiled chopped to bite size potatoes at this point and when it looks like soup, put it in a bowl garnish with cheese and eat with a fresh hot flour Tortilla.
- This is my Husband's favorite dish. I sure hope you like it too!
Questions & Replies
Got a question? Share it with the community!
Have any thoughts about this recipe? Share it with the community!