I’m really into the recipe videos on Facebook — they always make the food look so delicious, and I’m always sharing or saving them, thinking I might try the recipe at some mythical future date. I actually tried one of them, and I was really pleased with the results, so I thought I would share it here with you. Behold this lovely Chicken Enchilada Casserole, as seen on 12 Tomatoes
For this recipe, you will need chicken breasts, refried beans, enchilada sauce (storebought or homemade), cheese, tortillas (the video used flour, but I like corn so that’s what I went with), green chiles, and green onions for garnish.
First you cook your chicken and shred it, and mix it with the chiles and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese.
I roasted mine in the oven, and then shredded it, but you can probably poach it also and it would work great. You could also use shredded rotisserie chicken! It’s always such a good deal at the store. After you’ve combined your chicken, cheese and chiles, you can start to build your casserole.
You start with some enchilada sauce at the bottom of the pan. I threw a simple sauce together to try to control the sodium in this dish, but if you are not watching sodium, the sauce in the can will work just fine.
On top of this, place a layer of tortillas to cover the sauce.
Then smear a layer of refried beans on top of the tortillas.
After you get the beans on, sprinkle the chicken, cheese and chile mixture on top.
On top of this, add more enchilada sauce.
Repeat these layers, and then sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and bake at #50 degrees for 45-55 minutes. When mine was done, it looked like this.
You can garnish it with green onions, sour cream and a few dashes of hot sauce.
This was really tasty, and I think in the future, I’d like to experiment with a beef version, maybe using seasoned taco meat. I think it might taste even better! I’ll definitely post it here if I give it a go and let you know what I think. Anyway, if you’re looking for a good weeknight meal that comes together fairly easily, put this in your rotation. With a simple salad or some yellow rice on the side, it makes a great meal!