Monday, January 5, 2009

Chicken Tortilla Bake

Hello all! Happy New Year! So far it's been a good one & it'll be nice to get back into a routine now that the holidays are over. I have about 2 weeks worth of recipes coming your way, including this delicious treat that is perfect for Sunday football. I also made this on New Year's Eve for something to nosh on as we all just chilled out waiting for the ball to drop on TV. It's more like an appetizer to me although the recipe says it can serve as a main dish as well.


(1) 28oz can diced tomatoes, drained
(1) small onion, chopped
(2) garlic cloves, peeled
(2) chipotle peppers in adobe sauce (from 1 can)
(2) tblspn vegetable oil
(2) cups shredded rotisserie chicken
(3/4) cup low sodium chicken broth
(1/4) cup chopped fresh cilantro or 2 tblsp dried
Salt & Pepper
(15) 5 inch corn tostadas broken into 2 inch pieces
(1 1/2) cups shredded Monterey Jack
(1) cup sour cream, for serving

Heat oven to 425. Grease a 2qt baking dish or standard casserole dish. Puree tomatoes, onion, garlic & chiles in blended until smooth. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat & add tomato sauce. Bring to simmer & cook until slightly thickened, 5-7 minutes. Add chicken, broth, cilantro, salt & pepper.

Place half of chips in dish. Top with half of sauce & chicken mixture & half of cheese. Repeat with second layer. Using fingers, expose as many chips on top layer so they can crisp in oven. Bake until bubbly & cheese begins to brown, about 12-15 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes. Serve with sour cream. For a main dish, this feeds 4 but for an appetizer it could feed 6-8.

My Thoughts:

If you want this spicy you can add more chipotle peppers, which are found in the ethnic section of the supermarket. If you don't, remember to use only 2 peppers from the can. You may have a couple left over. You may also want to serve this with more chips on the side as the chips on the bottom of the dish soften up. Definitely expose the chips on the top layer so you have some crispiness with each bite.

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33 comments:

Ace C said...

Now that's what I call a mans meal right there. I could probably eat on that for days at a time.

TattooedMinivanMom said...

I want to nosh. What's noshing? You tell me and I'll do it.

Looks yummy!

jewelstreet said...

How did you know I've been wanting some Mexican food lately? This might just solve my Mexican craving. This is why I cannot drive past restuarants when I'm hungry.

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Yum! This sounds great!

Coco said...

I have this exact recipe but use it as a main dish. Love it. Never thought to make it a heavy app., will do that next time.

KDLOST said...

2 weeks of back recipes? yay, new year!! :) this looks good. great idea!

hope your day is going great!

Posh And Trendy Living Frugal said...

Yum!!! just my kind of food.

Rachael said...

i made my own version of this a few months ago and i have been wanting to try to replicate it, but i am not sure i can even remember the ratios since i made it up on the fly. this is the perfect solution!

jsprik said...

i am so gonna try this one!! it sounds delish!!! take care!!

Kristina P. said...

Oh my gosh! This looks AMAZING!! I need Mexican food right now!

Pam said...

This is my kind of casserole...it looks and sounds delicious. I will be trying this one soon.

Jaysi said...

That looks amazing! I will have to try it out. I am excited for your new healthy posts on Fridays! I will be coming by for that for sure!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Rachel said...

Now that is what I call football food!!!

~Marie~ said...

Sound yummy!! I might make that for Super Bowl day or soething.

Lump said...

this sounds wonderful!! now all I have to do is buy the ingredients and get the BF to make it for me. ;)

Mary said...

Glad you had a great time, and it looks delicious. I just decided to go vegetarian...so the tofu thing is something I am getting used to...it just has to be seasoned right.

mommaof4wife2r said...

iw as on the way to look for a great chix recipe for tonight. i think i have it! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I am all over this! Printing now!

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

This does sound great for a Sunday afternoon. I'll refer back to this one... maybe even this sunday!

So, my rack of lamb came out great! I was so excited and it was beautiful. I may post about it, I'll let you know.

Jen said...

O yummy yum yum yum! I love casseroles like this!!!!!

Deb said...

Looks delicious and would make a great Superbowl snack!

Honey Mommy said...

I think we would probably eat this as a main dish... it sounds yummy!

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

Damn you, I have to loose two pounds by next Friday (photo shoot!) and you post this today!! :)

Stereos and Souffles said...

Thanks! I think I'll make this for the National Championship game on Thursday. Go Gators!

The Nice One said...

WOW WOW that looks like some definitely good Eagles-Watchin' football food! Whew. Gonna hafta try that one this weekend.

Pumpkin Delight said...

Looks delicious! I love anything with tortillas!

Tam said...

OOO You so rock it....amazing meal!

Lula! said...

This has my name written all over it.

After I gently cleanse.
And drink shakes.

And lose 50 lbs.

Yes, indeed. I still printed it out, as usual.

Scary Mommy said...

Yum. Do you know that I seriously print out all of your recipes? I have a little LIVE.LOVE.EAT section in my recipe binder- it's awesome!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

YUM! I am going to add this to my menu plan. Awesome recipe for a cold winter day.

Marcie said...

OOH, that looks really good!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

YUM YUM!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Kind of funny to see a recipe requesting a corn tostada. I guess they are just asking for a flat cooked corn tortilla??