Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This was last nights dinner and it couldn’t of been better. I made the filling the day before and then assembled it right before baking.

I started by cooking the chicken in just water, salt and pepper covered in my dutch oven. Let it cool refrigerated until I could easily shred the chicken.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

To make the sauce I melted butter and added flour for thickening. Stir in the chicken broth and milk along with the cumin. Add to the shredded chicken. Add the cilantro and cheese.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Layer the tortillas on the bottom of the pan. Add a third of the chicken mixture. Repeat 2 times and top with shredded cheese. Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole
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Recipe type: Chicken, Mexican
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Serves: Serves 4
 
Layers of corn tortillas filled with a cream chicken, cilantro, green chilies and cheese mixture.
Ingredients
  • 1 3 - 3½ lb. chicken
  • 4 cups water
  • salt and pepper
  • Casserole Ingredients
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ½ small tin green chili peppers
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups cheese
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Serving
  • salsa
  • sour cream
Instructions
  1. Cook the chicken with the water, salt and pepper covered for about 45 minutes. Chicken should be thoroughly cooked. Let cool in the water, refrigerated until you can shred it. Reserve broth.
  2. Shred the chicken.
  3. Add the butter to a saute pan. When melted add the flour. Stir until it forms a slurry. Stir in the cumin, salt and pepper to taste. Add reserved broth, milk, green chilies and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and add to chicken.
  4. Stir in the cilantro and cheese, reserving some of the cheese for the top.
  5. Spray a 8 x 11 baking dish with cooking spray.
  6. Layer 4 of the tortillas on the bottom of the dish. You may have to cut one to fill in the edges. Put ⅓ of the chicken mixture on top. Repeat 2 times ending with the chicken mixture on top. Sprinkle with reserved cheese on top.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes.
  8. Serve with salsa and sour cream.

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