Monday, March 23, 2009

Mexican Style Chicken

  • 2 10-3/4-ounce cans reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 3/4 cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 6- or 7-inch corn tortillas, cut into thin, bite-size strips
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken*
  • 1 8-ounce package (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Tomato slices (optional)
  • Sliced green onions (optional)

1. Combine soup, tomatoes with chiles, sweet pepper, onion, chili powder, and black pepper; set aside.

2. To assemble, sprinkle about one-third of the tortilla strips over the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking dish or 3-quart rectangular casserole. Layer half of the chicken over tortilla strips; spoon half of soup mixture on top. Sprinkle half of the cheese and another one-third of the tortilla strips over the soup mixture. Layer with remaining chicken, soup mixture, and tortilla strips.

3. Bake, uncovered, in 350 degree F oven about 45 minutes or until bubbly around edges and center is hot. Remove from oven; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. If desired, top with sliced tomatoes and green onions. Makes 8 servings.

ToTote: Cover tightly after sprinkling with cheese. Transport in an insulated carrier. If desired, trasnport tomatoes and green onions in an insulated cooler with ice packs.

*Note: About 1 pound boneless chicken breasts will yield 3 cups cubed cooked chicken; 1/2 pound yields about 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken

For 4 Servings: Prepare using method above, except assemble in an ungreased 2-quart square baking dish. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven about 35 minutes or until bubbly around edges and center is hot.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Submitted by Shelli


Charmaine said...

I made this and thought it was delicious. Does anyone make a recipe as is? I don't very often. My husband doesn't like green peppers or onions he can see so I eliminated them. I started with a 1T oil and 2 cloves of grated garlic that I browned and then added everything else plus 1 tsp. of cumin. I used 3 cups of chicken and a little more cheese. It cooked in more like 35 minutes. I will make it again.

Shelli said...

Thank you for your suggestions, Charmaine! I tweak my recipes, too, especially if I need to make it kid-friendly. I think most of us try to add our own personal flair!