Tuesday, July 24, 2012

mmm mmm GOOD


It's been a LONG while since I've shared some recipe favorites but...I have to share this one.  My hubs (who is not particularly a "casserole lover") really enjoyed this one and so did Addie...needless to say it was a family favorite and mom-friendly too - super easy to make and the prep work can be done ahead!!

Recipe: Texas Ranch Chicken Casserole (courtesy of Pinterest)
Serves: 8

* 1 large onion finely chopped
* 2 celery ribs finely chopped
* 1 medium green pepper finely chopped
* 1 medium sweet red pepper finely chopped
* 1 tbsp of canola oil
* 1 garlic clove finely chopped
* 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
* 1 can reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
* 1 can reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
* 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
* 1 tbsp of chili powder
* 12 corn tortillas (6 inches) cut into 1 inch strips
* 2 cups reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese

* Preheat oven to 350F
* In a large non-stick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute the onion, peppers, and celery in oil until crisp-tender.  Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.  Stir in the chicken, soups, chili powder, and tomatoes.

* Line the bottom of a 3 qt baking dish with half of the tortilla strips and top with chicken mixture and 1 cup of cheese.  Repeat layers.  Bake uncovered at 350F for 30-35 minutes until bubbly.

Tips and Tricks:
* You can do all of your slicing and dicing of veggies and cook the chicken a few hours or day in advance to make throwing this meal together a breeze!



Samantha said...

Sounds delicious AND easy! I'm def going to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

Natalie said...

This looks so tasty! I am going to have to try it. Did you change some looks of your blog missy? :)

Megan said...

This looks so delicious!!

Beach Bum & Baby said...

Nom nom nom. I need to make this!!!

SO I ended up making mexican stuffed shells last night because the dish you made the night before was SO good!! Thanks again! :)

Cajun Cowgirl said...

On the menu soon! My husband just looked over and was all --- what is that? That's what we need to be eating!