8/23/10

Calling Casserole Lovers (Mexican Chicken Casserole)

I love casseroles. LOVE THEM. It's probably because growing up, we were quite the casserole family. I might be being dramatic but I'm pretty sure that one night for supper, we had Poppy Seed Chicken AND Shoe Peg Corn casserole for our meal. No wonder I got swole. Geeze.

I think everyone likes a good casserole. Judging from this picture, my two guests last night (Brandon and his cousin Sam) seemed to enjoy it. Looks like a pack of screech owls got aholt of this stuff.

If you share my love of casseroles, try this one out. If you share my love for casseroles and live in the Delta area, you can come to the casserole party that some friends and I have been talking about having. Just a few rules....must be cool outside and no reduced fat ingredients allowed. Go big or go home.

Mexican Chicken Casserole
adapted from Cooking Light

1 cup fat free chicken broth
2 (4.5 oz) cans of chopped green chiles
1 3/4 lb skinless boneless chicken breast
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup evaporated skim milk
1 cup + 1/2 cup Weight Watchers shredded cheese, Mexican flavor
2 oz reduced fat cream cheese
1 (10 oz) can enchilada sauce
12 corn tortillas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, combine 1 can of chiles and broth. Bring to a boil, add chicken, reduce heat and simmer. Cook, turning once, until chicken is done. Remove from heat, allow to cool, and shred. Reserve the cooking liquid.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet (the same one is fine). Saute onions and the other can of green chiles until soft. Add reserved cooking liquid, milk, 1 cup of cheese, and enchilada sauce. Stir well. Add shredded chicken; cook for about two minutes. Remove from heat.

Coat a large casserole dish with cooking spray. Place two corn tortillas in the bottom of the pan, spoon two cups of chicken mixture atop the tortillas. Repeat layers twice, ending with the chicken mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Serving size 1/8 of casserole
WW points 7
Points Plus 10
In non casserole news...Happy Birthday to my Dad. He's the gentleman in this picture - the one that looks shocked that someone is taking his picture. I only kid dad, you know we like to kid you about your picture taking face. He's in Florida right now - probably chilling on the beach right now, thinking about kind of amazing food he's going to have for lunch. At least, that's what I would be doing.
Happy Birthday Dad!!

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