Monday, March 31, 2008

Mexican Chicken

I absolutely love this recipe ... all credit must go to Paula Deen though, for it is one of "her recipes". This is another one of those "all inclusive" meals ... serve with a salad and some type of bread and you've got a meal! Very tasty!

Mexican Chicken

ingredients:

1 pkg of chicken
1 can of Cream of Chicken
1 can of Cream of Mushroom
1 can of Cheddar Cheese Soup
1 can of Rotel (Original)
1 pkg of Soft Tortillas
1 bag of Cheddar Cheese

directions:

step 1 - wash, season and boil chicken (I use salt, pepper, onion, and Emeril's Essence)

step 2 - cut into small pieces

step 3 - in a large bowl, combine cream of chicken, cream of mushroom and cheddar cheese soups. Add Rotel and mix thoroughly.

step 4 - add in chicken
step 5 - in a Pyrex dish, butter entire dish including sides

step 6 - layer soft tortillas (I always tear them into small pieces and place around to cover the entire bottom of the dish ... this way when you go to serve it, you won't have to cut it, you'll be able to spoon it out (very handy).



step 7 - layer chicken/soup mixture

step 8 - layer soft tortillas

step 9 - continue this layering process until all of chicken/soup mixture is used.

step 10 - make sure top layer is soft tortilla pieces


step 11 - add cheddar cheese




step 12 - at this point ... if you are making ahead of time - cover and refrigerate until needed. Or, if ready to prepare - bake 30 minutes in 350 degree oven. I keep aluminum foil laid across the top of my dish until about 5-10 minutes before dish is finished - so the cheese doesn't get too done.

once again ... I opted to make this dish ahead of time and served it at a dinner the next day - thus the reason for no pictures of the final result!




comments: YUMMY!!!! I love me some Mexican Chicken! Very good dish ... I used to make it so often that Nathan banned it from the kitchen for a while! ha! Another thing that I like to do ... instead of layering in a Pyrex dish ... I use about 12 of my small "single serving" baking bowls and layer all 12 of them individually ... and then put up in the fridge/freezer and when company comes or I need a "quick meal" - you have a single serving ready! All the same steps are required ... oven requirements are the same and I use the types of bowls that can go in the fridge, freezer, oven and dishwasher ... so it goes straight from the fridge to the oven! Very handy! And very good!


rating: 4.5

1 comment:

cara said...

This is a great recipe. I tried a modified version using what I had on hand (i didn't have the cream of chicken or the cheese soup), and it still turned out great. It didn't "look" like much but it hit the spot.