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Chicken Enchilada Casserole
CHICKEN ENCHILADA CASSEROLE
You can double this recipe and serve one casserole for dinner and freeze one casserole for another time. (This is what I do.) The accompaniments of Lizzie's Chile Cheese Rice and Roasted Corn and Black Bean Relish can also be prepared in advance. You can click on Next to advance to the Rice recipe then again to see the Relish recipe.
Ingredients:

4 cooked boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch chunks (Baked, firm tofu can be substituted for the chicken)
1 can undiluted Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 jar green salsa (Embasa, Old El Paso etc.)
1 small can diced green chilies
1/2 cup yellow or green onion, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, leaves only
1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons ground cumin
1 package large corn torillas cut into 1 inch strips
4 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, jack or pepper jack, asadero, cotija, mozarella or a combination)
1 small can sliced black olives
Lime wedges and sour cream for serving

Instructions:

In large bowl combine chicken (or tofu), soup, salsa, chilies, onion, cilantro, garlic, and cumin.
Mix well.
In a lightly oiled 9 x 13-inch pan, layer ingredients as for lasagna in this order:
Layer 1: tortilla strips, chicken mixture, cheddar cheese
Layer 2: tortilla strips, chicken mixture, olives
Layer 3: tortilla strips, jack cheese
Bake covered with foil at 350ºF for 45 minutes.
Remove foil and bake 10-15 minutes more.
Let stand 10-15 minutes before cutting.
Serve with lime wedges and sour cream.

Posted by Watermelon Wendy
This Chicken Enchilada Casserole along with Lizzie's Chile Cheese Rice and Roasted Corn and Black Bean Relish would be the perfect thing to serve on Halloween before or after a night of trick-or-treating. I hope you try it and enjoy it!

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