South of the Border Chicken Casserole

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Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

Today I needed easy and I wanted some spice in my life. This casserole was loaded with just the spices I wanted and was super easy. Spanish rice and seasoned pinto's were the perfect sides.

Hope you enjoy as much as we did!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6 to 8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 2 large
    chicken breast, boneless cooked and cut in to bite size pieces (about 2 1/2 cups of chicken)
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 large
    onion, chopped
  • 1 large
    bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1 large
    jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (wear gloves when working with hot peppers)
  • 3 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    cumin
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can(s)
    (10-oz) diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained (i used rotel original)
  • 1 can(s)
    (10.5-oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can(s)
    (10.5-oz) cream of chicken soup
  • 3 Tbsp
    cilantro, chopped fresh
  • 2 c
    crumbled tostitos chips (i used the ones with a "hint of lime"
  • 2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded

How to Make South of the Border Chicken Casserole

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13 X 9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. If cooking chicken, prepare and set aside. Rotissere chicken would work well in this dish. However, I did boil my chicken. Other meat such as pork, turkey or beef would also work well in this dish.
  3. In a large skillet over a medium heat, saute onion, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper and garlic until tender, about 7 to 8 minutes. Add seasonings; stir to combine.
  4. Mix tomatoes, both soups, chicken and 2 Tbsps of the cilantro; pour over onion mixture and mix well. Cook for additonal 2 minutes.
  5. Pour chicken mixture into prepared pan and top with crumbled Tostitos; bake covered for 30 minutes or until it bubbles.

    NOTE: I use the "Hint of Lime Tostitos". You can use plain.
  6. While casserole is baking toss cheese and remaining 1 Tbsp of cilantro. After casserole has baked for 30 minutes; remove cover and sprinkle cheese over top; bake 3 minutes uncovered or until cheese melts.

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About South of the Border Chicken Casserole

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




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