Monday, May 06, 2013

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

How was your weekend, friends?

Ours was really good... we were able to get outside & go to a huge community garage sale on Saturday as well as do some yard clean up. On Sunday we spent some time with friends after church. It was a wonderful weekend.

Spring is finally here! We've had two beautiful weekends in a row & it feels like summer outside today!

In this month or so before school is done for the summer, 
I've been trying to make 5 delicious, homemade suppers a week. 
It's so easy to just warm up a can of soup or heat up a frozen pizza, but is that really good for us?
Hence, the challenge.

This one is a favourite of ours & I'm sure it will be one of yours too!

Chicken Enchilada Casserole  {Print Recipe}
serves 8

2 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1 1/4 cups salsa
4 tsp chili powder, divided
3 tsp ground cumin, divided
1 tsp dried oregano
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 can (19 oz.) black beans, drained & rinsed
3/4 cup finely chopped carrots (I use my food processor)
3/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp chopped, fresh cilantro
12 6-inch tortillas (corn or flour)
1 1/2 cups shredded, sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with non-stick spray.

Combine tomato sauce, salsa, 2 tsp. chili powder, 2 tsp. cumin, & oregano in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low & simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine chicken, rice, beans, carrots, bell pepper, onions, lime juice, cilantro, remaining 2 tsp chili powder, & remaining 1 tsp cumin in a large bowl. Mix well.

To assemble casserole, spread 1 cup sauce over bottom of baking dish. Arrange 6 tortillas over bottom, overlapping as necessary. Spoon another 1 cup sauce over tortillas & spread evenly. Top with 1/2 chicken-bean mixture & 1/2 cheese. Arrange remaining tortillas over cheese. Top with another 1 cup sauce, followed by remaining chicken-bean mixture & remaining cheese. Spoon any remaining sauce over top.

Cover with foil & bake for 35-40 minutes, until bubbly & heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Top individual servings with a dollop of sour cream.

Here's some other family favourites of ours if you'd like to join me in my challenge:

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  1. Looks great. Would be good for supper and/or church covered dishes.

    Consider yourself hugged,

  2. Yummy! This recipe sounds and looks delicious. I pinned it on Pinterest to make sometime soon for dinner. ;o)

  3. Found you through 36th Avenue Party Time. Love your blog!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy


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