Aaa Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

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AAA Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Johnny Young

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@Johnk662561

This is a quick and easy casserole that is great ANYTIME! Add a side dish of Spanish Rice and a tossed salad for a full meal.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 lb
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
2 28 oz
cans red enchilada sauce
6 c
mexican blend shredded cheese (reserve 1 cup)
10 - 12 medium
flour tortillas
2 can(s)
refried beans
2 can(s)
diced green chilis
2 qt
cottage cheese, small curd or ricotta cheese
1 can(s)
sliced black olives (optional)
2 large
onions, yellow, medium chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Chop onion and set aside. Warm refried beans in microwave in a microwave safe bowl. Add onion and mix thoroughly.
2
Boil chicken in lightly salted water 30 minutes or until cooked through.
3
Remove cooked chicken, shred with two forks to desired consistency and set aside.
4
Mix shredded chicken, chilis and cottage/ricotta cheese together.
5
Pour enchilada sauce into a medium bowl. Add a little of the sauce to the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish or pan to prevent sticking.
6
Dip 3-4 tortillas in bowl of sauce. Arrange dipped tortillas in layer on bottom of dish, overlapping to cover bottom.
7
Add 1/2 cup each of bean mixture, chicken mixture, and cheese. Repeat layers ending with dipped tortillas on top. Add 1 cup cheese and remaining sauce to top of casserole.
8
Spray foil with cooking spray and lay sprayed side down on casserole and seal. Bake 30 minutes at 375. Remove foil and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese begins to brown and is bubbling.
9
Remove from oven and let stand 15 minutes (otherwise it will fall apart into a mess). Top with chopped green oinions, sliced black olives or cilantro if desired.
10
Suggested toppings: Salsa, sour cream, fresh diced tomato.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy