Chicken Enchilada Casserole


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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

– Chicken Enchilada Casserole –

This chicken enchilada casserole is a tasty make ahead meal that you can stash in the freezer for an easy throw it in the oven weeknight dinner. It’s based on a recipe I found on the Joyful Mommas Kitchen website which has a heap of recipes that I’m eager to give a test drive.  You can serve it with some sour cream and guacamole for an easy Mexican meal that takes the pressure off cooking when you really don’t have the time.

Serves:

4 hungry people

Preparation Time:

15 minutes

Cooking Time:

30 minutes

Time to Table:

45 minutes

Number of Ingredients:

11

Equipment:

  • Large baking pan or disposable baking container – I used a 320 x 220 x 40mm disposable aluminium tray
  • Medium sized bowl for mixing the sauce
  • Enough alfoil to double wrap the baking container if your planning on freezing it and the one you have has no lid

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked shredded chicken

1 can (400g) diced tomato

1 can (420g) kidney beans

1 tub (250ml) Philadelphia Cooking Crème

2 cups shredded cheese

4 flour tortillas (I used the Old El Paso soft and flexible tortillas)

1/2 teaspoon chilli powder

1 and 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Preparation:

  • Pre heat the oven to 180C / 350F if you plan to cook it straight away.
  • Chop up the cooked chicken, you could pick up a BBQ chicken to use or cook up a couple of chicken breasts.
  • Give the tin kidney beans a wash in a colander.
  • Measure out all the rest of the ingredients as you throw them into the mixing bowl.

Method:

1. Grab out your medium-sized mixing bowl and throw in the chilli powder, dried oregano, cumin, garlic powder and onion powder.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

2. Pour over the tin tomatoes.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

3. Scoop in the Philadelphia cooking creme.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

4. Mix it all up until its well combined.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

5. Next throw in the chicken.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

6. Give it another good mix.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

7. Drop in the kidney beans (I hope you gave them a rinse like I told you to!!!).

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

8. Then add some salt and pepper as required and give it one last mix to combine all of the ingredients.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

9. Grab out your baking pan or disposable tray.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

10. Spread 1/3 of the mixture over the base of the tray.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

11. Cut the tortillas into 1/4 pieces and cover the mixture.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

12. If you’re using the same size pan as me you will be using half the tortillas for this layer.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

13. Next spread another 1/3 of the mixture over the tortillas.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

14. Sprinkle over some of the cheese.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

15. Repeat another layer of the tortillas.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

16. Spread over a final layer of the remaining mixture.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

17. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese over the top.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

18. If you’re freezing the casserole double wrap it with the alfoil or use your container cover.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

19. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven or until heated through.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Hints and Tips:

  • If you freeze the casserole make sure you pull it out of the freezer and transfer it to the fridge to defrost the night before you want to bake it.


Categories: Chicken, Main, Oven - Chicken, Roasting, Time to Table: 45 minutes, Winter Menu

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6 replies

  1. This looks great and I LOVE enchilada’s! Will definitely be giving this a try!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Looks delicious! I’m more of a fan of black beans than kidney beans, but I bet either bean would work great. I love enchilada casseroles!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Delicious! One of my favorite comfort naught foods 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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