1/9/09

A Warm and Filling Recipe

I had planned on a tutorial of making Homemade Noodles today but sickness (children of another woman who was also going to learn with me) got in the way. So, I will give you an easy Tortilla Casserole that I made for the first time Monday. Because it got all eaten, I don't have pictures of it. But, it is very similar to regular Chicken Tortillas baked in a 9X12 pan except this is all layers in the casserole dish instead of each tortilla wrapped up with filling.

Chicken Tortilla Casserole
4 Chicken breast halves (split, with bones gives more flavor)

Let a pan of water come to a boil, then add chicken and cover. Turn off the stove and let them cook for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes take them out of the water and when they cool enough to handle, skin, bone and shred them.

Make a sauce with about 1/2-1 cup of the chicken juice, 1 can of cream of chicken soup, 1 cup of sour cream and 1 cup of milk.

Spray casserole dish with cooking spray like Pam. Then layer enough corn tortillas that you tear up into about 2" squares to cover the bottom of the dish. Next layer 1/3 of the chicken. Next layer 1/3 of a green pepper cubed. Then a layer of sauce. Make 2 more layers with the tortillas, chicken, green pepper and sauce. On the top sprinkle shredded monterey jack cheese (about 8 oz or to your liking). Bake 15 minutes in oven at 350 degrees. At that point open oven door and add whole, pitted black olives in rows on top. Put back into oven for another 15 minutes or until it is all bubbly and smells great. Serve it with a little salsa drizzled over it.

This is not a gourmet recipe. Just a really yummy one. I use fat-free sour cream and healthier soup to make myself think it is good for me! I hope you enjoy it too.

4 comments:

jenjen said...

That casserole sounds very tasty. I will have to try it out. I am sorry you weren't able to learn how to make noodles today. That would have been fun.

I hope you are feeling better!

XOXOXOXO
Jen

wenderful said...

THanks for sending my jeans and for the cute pennant banner! And the cookies were wonderful. I hope you are feeling better. Did you find your book at the library?

Sally said...

I have a recipe almost exactly like this and I love it. Yum!

beth at aunties said...

This sounds like a yummy recipe. I will have to make it soon and incorporate the healthier ingredients:) I am trying here and it is hard to cut down on the real good stuff!
What did you mean when you said you had one of D.B.'s children? Grand? Do you teach school?
He is really talented:-)
Wenderful I think is your daughter and I enjoyed her blog.
My sweet friend Ashley at Flashlyashley on my blog list tried out for the bachelor this time, because of Jason. She is one of the most incredible girls I know and can't figure out why she wasn't picked. She posted about it & might be an interesting read for Wenderful:)
Enjoy a great Sunday tomorrow!