Chicken Chilaquiles

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Sylvia Waldsmith

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@sylviaskitchen

Originally created to use leftover tortillas that were then deep fried. I skipped that step and use prepared tortilla chips. You can use freshly poached chicken, leftover chicken or pick up a roasted chicken at the grocery store! Salsa Verde can be found in the Mexican section, it's also called green salsa and comes in mild, medium or hot... choose the heat intensity you like! Choose the cheese you like the best or mix them up. I serve this with a simple side salad. I hope you enjoy it!

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We loved Sylvia's take on this traditional Mexican dish. Using tortilla chips helps to make this a quick and delicious dinner. Salsa verde adds a bit of spice, but you can easily adjust the heat by selecting a milder version. Mixing cream cheese and sour cream with the salsa really adds a tangy bite to the dish. The layers of chicken and melted cheese bring the dish together. Your whole family will enjoy this easy meal. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

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Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 8 oz
    plain, salted tortilla chips
  • 1 1/2 c
    salsa verde or green salsa (plus more for garnish)
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature and cubed
  • 1/3 c
    sour cream (plus more for garnish)
  • 2 c
    chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 2 c
    shredded cheese, you choice of flavor(s)
  • 2 large
    scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced on the diagonal

How to Make Chicken Chilaquiles

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 1 1/2 quart baking dish or 8" cast iron pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, heat salsa verde for 60 seconds. Add cream cheese and stir until mostly melted. Add sour cream and stir well.
  3. Layer half of tortilla chips in the bottom of prepared baking dish or pan, pressing down slightly to make an even layer.
  4. Spoon half of salsa verde mixture over chips.
  5. Spread half of the shredded chicken over salsa verde.
  6. Evenly sprinkle half of the shredded cheese over chicken. Repeat layers. Press down gently into the dish.
  7. Place in oven for 35 minutes until heated through. Serve garnished with salsa verde, sour cream, and scallions.

    Serves 4

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About Chicken Chilaquiles

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Collection: Fiesta Time!
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids



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